You might not know this, but various types of tea (including many on this list) have been used for centuries to cure things like depression and anxiety. But they don’t all offer the same benefits so that is why I have compiled this list of ten of the very best teas you can drink that are all good for your mental health…
Made from the chamomile flower this tea offers a good range of benefits with many people reporting that it helps relieve their anxiety and helps them sleep better at night.
Made from the purple buds of the Lavandula angustifolia plant this tea is said to calm your nerves and help you stay grounded all day long. Some people even say that they can’t go through the day without it!
What I like most about saffron tea is that you can mix it with other herbs and spices so you can drink it in a number of different ways. Plus it does help your body to produce serotonin with will make you feel naturally happier and more in control.
This is one of the newest herbal teas on this list with research on its benefits only dating back to 2014. But in small studies, it has been shown to alleviate feelings of both stress and anxiety.
Peppermint leaves contain several essential oils and is made by infusing peppermint leaves in hot water. While it has been used for centuries as a remedy for digestive issues it is only in recent times people have used it to combat mental stress.
Passion Flower Tea
This tea has been proven to have a calming effect on people and is often used to calm people with anxiety. In China, everyone who is about to undergo any kind of surgery is offered this tea to help keep them calm!
Lemon Balm Tea
While it has to be said we do need much more research to determine the efficacy of lemon balm on our mental health some do report it helps with their sleeping disorders and when you are suffering from poor quality sleep just about anything is worth a go.
This is another one of those teas that help the body to produce serotonin and of course that is what helps you remain calm and relaxed throughout the day.
Holy Basil Tea
While many will drink this tea for its well known and well-researched health benefits you can also drink it to help with some mild mental health issues like mild depression.
And we finish with the best of them all. It gets its name from the emerald green colour that is created when brewing the unprocessed, unfermented tea leaves which have been proven and used for centuries to help combat poor mental health.
While these teas are all tasty and of course very beneficial if you start to see further deterioration in your mental health do seek the help and advice of a professional as simply drinking more of these ten teas won’t help you. Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the least processed types of tea you can drink.