Rheumatoid Arthritis & Tea

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy is a big fan of tea.

I have a large plastic bin in my kitchen that has probably about fifty different boxes of tea. I have teas for all occasions – winter teas, summer teas, and everything in between. I have teas for upset stomachs. I have teas for cold season and for improved breathing. I have teas to take when I am anxious, and teas to take before I fall asleep.

Quite often, I finish my meals with a big mug of hot tea (no sugar). The two types I drink the most: green tea and mint tea.

Last year I purchased a glass teapot and blooming teas; dried flowers infused with different teas. When placed in the pot of hot water, the flowers open up and release the tea. It’s lots of fun, and a great conversation piece.

I have probably more than half of the Celestial Seasonings teas. I have teas purchased in China. I have smoky green teas purchased from a Japanese department store on Fifth Avenue. I have blueberry tea in a nice wooden box that my mother bought me from Alaska. I even have Russian tea. I have tea my sister-in-law bought from Egypt.

I have yerba mate from Argentina, along with the obligatory metal straw. I have drank coca leaf tea to lessen altitude-sickness while in the Andes mountains. (And in case you are wondering, coca tea has absolutely nothing to do with cocaine.)

Last but not least, I even have tea for my arthritis. My favorite is the Joint Comfort blend from Yogi Teas. I like to prepare a large thermos of this tea and drink it throughout to day. I only recently got serious about drinking this Joint Comfort tea regularly – which means that I just ran out. Luckily, six more boxes from Amazon are on their way.

Do you drink tea to help with you rheumatoid arthritis? If so, what kind?


Yogi Tea
Yogi Tea Joint Comfort


Our unique blend of traditional herbs from Asia, Africa and America is specially formulated to ease joint movement. Naturally decaffeinated green tea joins organic turmeric root, used in Ayurveda for joint health, and yucca root, traditionally used by Native Americans to help maintain the joints. We add cat’s claw bark, an antioxidant and immune system balancer used for centuries by the Ashanica Indians of South America. African devil’s claw—also known for its joint support—creates a distinctive, soothing blend. Enjoy a cup of Joint Comfort™ tea and move freely throughout your day.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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