How To Beat A Nasty Cold This Winter

Anyone who is self-aware realises these symptoms when they rear their ugly heads, but instead of just grabbing a tissue box, there are ways to help alleviate the nasty byproducts of the flu virus and nip them in the bud.

Lei Cha’s holistic approach to health and wellness is steeped (pun intended) in ancient Chinese traditions. When coupled with modern-day science, you give yourself the absolute best chance to beat the winter flu, so keep reading if you want the know-how!

Rest and de-stress

 

There’s a deep mind-body connection and these work intrinsically when it comes to fighting off a cold. Even if you’re feeling tired, overworked or sad, these emotions can bring your immune system down so much so, that you can fall victim to the lurking flu. If you feel a cold creeping up on you, listen to your body. Get all the sleep that you’re physically able to. No more late nights. Getting a solid handle on your stress will do you a world of favour, as stress also pumps up the level of cortisol in your body, which will deplete your immune system quicker than you can stop it. Take a bath, go for a light walk, try some meditation. These are all scientifically proven to reduce stress.

Drink up

It’s no fun to have to blow your nose while you’re at work or if you’re walking around, so staying hydrated is key to getting rid of this gunk. Fluids play a vital part in helping your body fend off and beat nasty flus that make their way around in Winter. Lucky for you, Lei Cha has the perfect Healthy Me Restorative Tea mix to help not only rehydrate but to actively fight off the flu. This brew draws on more than 2500 years of traditional Chinese medicine. Codonopsis pilosula has been said to boost the immune system, treat weakness and even help with noticeable heartbeat palpitations. Our mix is blended with green tea, goji berry, ginkgo seeds and boosts harmonious energy flow of energy and the restoration of yin-yang balance.

Head over to our shop if you’d like to have a look at what else we have on offer to help you get your body back to the best version of itself.

How to finally get a good night’s sleep

You’ve tried meditation, and you turned off your phone an hour earlier, but it still isn’t helping. What you need is a nighttime routine that helps release neurotransmitters to make you sleepy.

Enter herbal tea. Drinking tea before bed can be a great way to soothe your soul, relax your mind, and help you drift off to sleep – it’s just a matter of drinking the right kind. Packed with caffeine-free, herbal and healthy ingredients, Lei Cha’s Dreamy Date is not only delicious, it can also effectively prepare you for a restorative night’s sleep.

Let’s have a look at Dreamy Date’s recipe for sweet dreams:

Red dates – otherwise known as Jujube fruits

Jujube’s high saponin content means it acts as a natural sedative and has a soothing effect on rattled nerves. Packed with flavonoids, phenols and antioxidants, the fresh jujube fruit has 20 times more vitamin C than citrus fruits. It is also dense in manganese and iron and boasts 18 out of the 24 essential amino acids.

Soybean

Studies conducted at Tohaku University in Japan show that isoflavones found in soybeans have the potential to alleviate the effects of insomnia. There’s also evidence that the estrogen-like compounds found in soy can help postmenopausal women get a better night’s sleep.

Black Sesame Seeds

Sesame contains stress-relieving minerals such as magnesium and calcium. It also contains amino acid tryptophan that helps produce serotonin, which improves your mood and helps you sleep better by restoring more regular sleeping patterns.

Apart from these key ingredients, Dreamy Date includes black turtle beans, adzuki beans, barley, kidney beans, millet green peas, oats and other natural ingredients. It’s packed full of all-natural goodness to keep you happy, healthy and well-rested at night.

It’s really not surprising that sleep doesn’t come easily to everyone. Luckily, there are plenty of natural remedies like Lei Cha’s Dreamy Date that are designed to help improve sleep patterns so you can have the best start to your morning!