Ready to start your day off on the right foot? Our guide to the best herbs to include in your healthy morning routine is here to help.
Having some structure to your morning can help to set the tone for the rest of your day. Instead of rushing out of bed and downing a quick coffee before you start work or school, you can begin your morning in a calm and nourishing way.
A morning routine can also be a great way to incorporate some healthy habits to support your body and mind. Many of us like to set some time aside first thing to move our bodies, practice gratitude or mindfulness, write a journal, get outdoors, and eat a nutritious breakfast.
Above all, a healthy morning routine is an opportunity to think more intentionally about what you want your day to look and feel like. Plan activities that make you feel grounded and energised, so you can meet the rest of your day without being overwhelmed by stress or tiredness.
We love to incorporate herbs into a healthy morning routine. Not only do they have benefits for our physical and mental health, but there’s also something calming and centring about the everyday ritual of making a delicious cup of herbal tea.
With so many different options to choose from, you might be wondering which herbs to include in your healthy morning routine. This guide is here to help.
Bright, zingy ginger is one of our favourite herbs to help us wake up in the morning. If you want to reduce your caffeine intake but still want a hot drink to start your day, a cup of ginger tea is a great option.
Ginger helps to boost blood circulation and supports the digestion, helping you get off on the right foot. An anti-inflammatory and a natural painkiller, it also helps to ease stiff joints and sore muscles.
Find it in our Lemongrass & Ginger flagship tea, a light and lively tea to brighten up your morning routine.
If you are struggling to get going first thing, ashwagandha is one of the best herbal allies to choose. This adaptogenic herb has a long history of use in Ayurveda as an energy-booster and all-round health tonic. It is also prized for its ability to help us cope with stress, fatigue, and anxiety.
For those used to caffeine, the effects of ashwagandha might not be immediately obvious. Over time though, you’ll begin to notice a sense of steady, long-lasting energy. Ashwagandha can also help you feel calmer and more grounded. It may even support exercise performance and recovery.
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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ginseng plays a similar role to the one that ashwagandha plays in Ayurveda. It is another adaptogen and is used to fight fatigue, boost concentration, and reduce stress.
Ginseng also has anti-inflammatory properties and is said to boost the immune system and protect our cardiovascular health. It is a wonderful herb to incorporate into your healthy morning routine, as it helps with energy and a general sense of vitality.
Find it in our energising Ginseng & Ginger herbal tea blend.
In Ayurveda, cinnamon is said to support the digestion and stimulate blood circulation, which is reason enough to enjoy this comforting spice first thing in the morning.
Cinnamon is also packed with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It naturally helps to lower blood sugar levels and is even said to support weight loss.
Find it in our Liquorice & Cinnamon flagship blend – a tea designed to bring energy and clarity.
5. Dandelion Root
Last but not least, the root of the humble dandelion is a wonderful herb to incorporate into your healthy morning routine. Dandelion root has many benefits for our bodies, including protecting the liver and supporting the digestive system.
Dandelion root may also support weight loss efforts – as a natural diuretic, it helps to release excess fluid and relieve bloating. It also prevents us from absorbing too much fat from the food we eat.
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