Feeling tired and low? Our list of energising herbal teas is here to help. These are the 7 best herbal teas for low energy.
Struggling to wake up in the mornings? Stumbling through your day with no energy and even less motivation?
We’ve all been there. Times when our limbs feel like they are full of lead, when our minds are stuffed with fuzz, and we can barely find the motivation to get off the sofa.
Tempting though it might be to reach for a cup of strong coffee or a sugary snack to give yourself an energy boost, these strategies can backfire. Some of us find too much coffee makes us jittery and anxious. And sugar is an excellent short-term source of energy – but inevitably leads to a crash an hour or two later once the sugar high wears off.
So, what can we do to raise our energy levels and feel motivated and revitalised?
Well, it’s probably not the advice you want to hear right now, but one of the best things you can do to lift low energy is to get outdoors and get moving. Not only will the exercise help you feel fitter and more energised in the long term, but time in the fresh air is known to lower stress levels and give us a better night’s sleep.
Speaking of which – low energy can often be a sign that we’re feeling overwhelmed, so finding ways to manage your stress can also help you feel more energised.
And feeling tired all the time can simply mean you aren’t sleeping well. So, making sure you get enough sleep should also be a priority.
Surprisingly, tiredness can also be a sign that you’re mildly dehydrated, according to the NHS. Getting enough fluids throughout your day might help you avoid fatigue and boost your focus too.
All this is well and good, but how to put it into practice? We don’t have a magic wand to wave to give you more energy, less stress, and a better night’s sleep, but we can at least point you in the direction of some herbal teas that might help.
Some of these herbs boost your energy, others reduce stress, others help you sleep – and several do all three. Plus, drinking herbal tea is a great way to stay hydrated and pack in some extra health benefits at the same time.
If you are feeling tired, here’s our pick of the 7 best herbal teas for low energy.
1. Green Tea
From the same plant as black tea, green tea contains caffeine, so it can give you a quick boost of energy when you need it. Don’t worry though – the caffeine in green tea is balanced out with other compounds, including L-theanine, which helps us feel relaxed and calm.
Green tea also supports our cognition, attention, and memory. When you’re feeling low on energy and need to focus, this is a great tea to choose.
We use green tea in many of our herbal tea blends. For low energy, try it in NutraBoost, where it’s combined with other energising herbs to help you feel awake and revitalised.
Warming and refreshing, ginger is a good option for those who are sensitive to caffeine and want a different way to raise their energy levels.
This spicy herb helps to raise cognitive function, enhances our working memory, and increases our ability to pay attention. It also increases blood circulation and helps to balance your blood sugar levels – both of which help to keep our energy high during the day.
For a zingy and refreshing blend to raise your low energy, try ginger in our Lemongrass & Ginger flagship tea.
Chronic stress can often lead us to feel tired and low. As an adaptogen, ashwagandha is an ideal choice to support your body in coping with the effects of stress.
A popular herb in Ayurveda, ashwagandha is also known for boosting our mental energy levels, cognition, and concentration. It helps us to feel physically energised too, giving us that extra push we need to get out and get moving.
Ashwagandha is one of the energy-enhancing herbs found in our NutraBoost tea.
Soothing chamomile is one of the most popular herbs for stress, anxiety, and sleepless nights. If your low energy is the result of mental strain or a lack of sleep, this gentle herb might help you find the balance you need.
Chamomile is also good for balancing your blood sugar levels, helping you avoid the highs and lows that can cause low energy and fatigue.
Find chamomile in NutraRelax, our blend designed to help you find calm and relaxation.
Like ashwagandha, astragalus is an adaptogen, supporting our bodies and minds in coping with stress and finding a healthy balance. It’s often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has many benefits, including raising our energy levels.
As well as fighting the effects of stress and giving us an energy boost, astragalus is used to improve focus and concentration, and to give us a better night’s sleep.
We use astragalus as one of the ingredients in our NutraBoost blend.
Another herb that is common in Traditional Chinese Medicine is ginseng. Considered something of a cure-all, ginseng is used to give us a general boost of health and vitality, as well as to treat conditions like chronic fatigue.
This revitalising herb not only helps to combat low energy and fatigue but also gives our minds an extra boost, improving concentration and memory.
Try it in our Ginseng and Ginger flagship tea.
7. Lemon Balm
Lemon balm’s light, lemony flavour makes it a popular ingredient in herbal tea blends. As a nervine, lemon balm also helps to calm the nervous system and lower stress levels, which can in turn help us feel more energised and less tired.
Like chamomile, lemon balm is also prized for its ability to support healthy sleep. If your low energy levels are the result of not sleeping well, this herb may be the one for you.
Find lemon balm in our calming NutraRelax tea.