Your body temperature is usually steady and a tiny change induce a lot of discomfort and sometimes creates fever. When we look at countries with high temperatures, we notice that most of them have developed a habit of consuming hot beverages. The reason behind that is “caffeine”. Caffeine helps to transform fat in the body into energy, causing you to sweat, yet not feel hot. That is one of the reasons tea is touted as a weight loss aid because the calories can be burnt away by drinking hot tea.
A British experiment was conducted to observe the effect of drinking hot tea in a hot day. They first gave to the subjects iced tea and the temperature of their skins fell from 0.5℃ to 0.8℃ after 9 minutes. When the test subjects drank the same amount of warm tea, their skin temperature actually fell to an amazing 1.5℃~2℃. So the experiment successfully concluded that hot tea decreases body temperature.
Can it help fighting fever?
Fever is one of the main symptoms of Coronavirus. While tea won’t help you cure the virus, it can have a positive effect on your fever. We found a very instructive article on Wellness Mama and below are the highlights. For a better efficacy, we recommend Herbal Tea, like Sweet Dreams, including chamomile flowers. Research confirms that taking herbal tea during fever is a natural way to:
1.Regulate temperature and stimulate the body
As we explain before, tea can help you decrease up to 2℃ in your body. However while experiencing fever, you may also experience chilliness and want to wrap yourself in bed cover. A warm tea will increase circulation in your body, therefore your body temperature if needed. As a result, it will allow white blood cells to get where they need to go faster and fight infection. You can also add additional active ingredients such as ginger, cloves, peppermint, garlic or coriander.
2.Encourage detoxification through sweating
When fever occurs, your body temperature raises and the pores of your skin open to allow perspiration. Sweating not only allow your body to cool down, but it also a way to get rid of all the toxins.
3.Provide extra hydration
If staying hydrated is important in a healthy state, it is even more crucial when sick. It is always recommend to drink a lot of fluids, especially when fever occurs. Tea contains 99% of water an a handful of antioxidants to keep a high level of hydration and boost your immune system.
4.Relieve pain and unpleasant symptoms
Tea has analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits that will help your body fight the other unpleasant symptoms you face during your sickness. Different type of teas are indeed known to help for congestion, sinus pressure, headache, digestive upset, and other unpleasant symptoms that often accompany a fever.
5.Offer immune-supporting vitamins and antioxidants
Herbs like chamomile and mint contain a wide range of nutritional benefits, including being a great source of readily absorbed calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper. Chamomile is a highly nutritious herb good for supporting a fever, and it tastes naturally mild and sweet with a hint of apple flavor kids love.
6.Boost mood and relaxation (sleep)
Nothing can outmatch the benefits of sleep for the immune system! Our Sweet Dream tea contains Chamomile, wonderful remedy for sleep disorders, and honey containing hormone responsible for regulating sleep and wake cycles. Say goodbye to sleeplessness nights!
If you feel any minor symptoms during this difficult time, take some time to brew a cup of herbal tea and rest at home. We hope this will at least help you feel a bit better ! Stay safe, drink tea!