Herbal Teas

 

HERBALS TEAS

Are you looking to naturally improve your health?  Well, how about starting by drinking teas made from the infusion of herbs, spices and other plant material in hot water.  Loaded with antioxidant and other healthy ingredients.  Herbal tea boost energy.  Help fight free radicals and promoting a feeling of calm and relaxations, herbal teas can improve your lifestyle and overall well-being.

Herbal tea is essentially an herbal mixture made from leaves, seeds and/or roots of various plants. [1]

There are different kinds of herbal teas which have been used for their medicinal properties.  Three herbal teas are most popular of the world Chamomile, Peppermint, and Ginger.

You can stay healthy, fit and hydrated with herbal teas, it has many benefits that improve digestion and help get better sleep.

Here are some herbal teas and their benefits

Hibiscus Tea

One of the most common ingredients found in commercial herbal tea blends sold in the US in Hibiscus sabdariffa. [2]  In other parts of the world, sabdariffa calyces, and beverages derived from them, are called hibiscus tea.

A delightful healing brew, the hibiscus lessens anxiety and calm the nervous system.  It can also promote weight loss by reducing the body's ability to absorb sugar.

Chamomile Tea

Sleep assistance, help reduce anxiety it can also be used to treat digestive discords and lower blood sugar, it reduced inflammation.

Rosebud Tea

Beneficial for the skin and stimulates the immune system, a cup of rosebud tea is also an effective home cure of sore throat.

Ginger Tea

Ginger helps relax the intestines in case of irritable bowel syndrome, effective in preventing heartburn, it can help prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness.  It increases the immune system and improves blood circulation.

Fetuses exposed to ginger tea were found to be significantly heavier than controls, an effect that was greater in female fetuses and was not correlated with increased placental size. [3]  Treated fetuses also had more advanced skeletal development as determined by measurement of sternal and metacarpal ossification centers.

Lemongrass Tea

Lemongrass tea can lower bad cholesterol and helps the body flush toxins, fats and uric acid.  It is also good for digestion and improves oral health.

Green Tea

Green tea is known for its antioxidant properties and many other health benefits.  Among its many benefits green tea helps in boosting your body's fat burning mechanism, improving metabolism, thus, helping in losing weight tremendously.

Green tea contains lots of theanine, antioxidant and comes with lots of benefits.

Rosemary Tea

Do you have headaches? A cup of rosemary helps but it is equally good at reducing cold symptoms improving memory and boosting immune and circulatory system.

It prevents brain aging and reduces cancer risk.

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint (Mentha piperita L.) is one of the most widely consumed single ingredient herbal teas or tisanes.  Peppermint tea, brewed from the plant leaves, and the essential oil of peppermint are used in traditional medicines.  Evidence-based research regarding the bioactivity of this herb is reviewed. [4]

It relieves nausea and is often effective against vomiting, its strength also lies in its ability to remedy gastrointestinal problems.

Eucalyptus Tea

In addition to being a great ally in the fight against respiratory infections, it is known to relieve stiffness and swelling, and is a great energy booster.

It has antibacterial properties, and lower blood sugar it also enhances the dental health.

Turmeric Tea

It has been used for its medicinal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for thousands of years.

When is the best time to drank tea?

Not as your early morning drink.

At least 2 hours before or after meal time.

At least 1 - 2 hours before going to bed.

References:

  1. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chandini_Ravikumar/publication/287478165_Review_on_herbal_teas/links/5ac4aeb9458515564eaf711b/Review-on-herbal-teas.pdf
  2. https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/140/2/298/4600320?login=true
  3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S089062380000106
  4. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.1936