From sleepless nights to persistent body aches, there’s a healing tea for whatever cancer symptom ails you.
Unlike most well-known teas, marshmallow root is best brewed with cold water and left to steep for several hours. To alleviate pain from mouth sores caused by chemotherapy, use the pebble-like, cream-colored marshmallow tea as a mouth rinse, or drink a glass to soothe a sore throat.
Spicy and warming, ginger tea boasts a range of benefits that can alleviate some of the most common cancer-treatment symptoms. This fragrant root relieves nausea, reduces inflammation, and aids in digestion, among other effects. High levels of vitamin C make this a perfect tea to boost the immune system. Pair with lemon and honey to clear sinuses and soothe sore throats during cold and flu season.
When anxiety or insomnia threaten to keep you up all night, lavender tea offers a floral, herbal remedy. It contains no caffeine, making it a perfect addition to your bedtime ritual. Even better? Gentle and calming lavender tea soothes sore muscles, indigestion, and headaches.
Unlike regular green tea, matcha is a powdered form of green tea that uses the whole leaf. As a result, matcha is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients. This slightly bitter tea has been found to improve brain function, slow cancer cell growth, and reduce harmful forms of cholesterol.
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This vibrant yellow spice has a long list of health benefits, from anti-inflammation to Alzheimer’s prevention. Curcumin, an active compound in turmeric, has been linked to cancer prevention and joint pain reduction by the National Cancer Institute. This immune-system booster pairs well with cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger for an aromatic drink.