Herbal teas are great for your health, especially when you pick the right ones for your specific needs, and when they are made from high quality, all-natural ingredients. To get the true health benefits from herbal teas and herbal supplements, herbs need to be organic, picked from the highest quality plants treated in pure, healthy environments.
These characteristics designate the quality of your herbal blend and its ability to cure more than anything else. They can help with everything from soothing a cold, fighting indigestion, boosting your infection resistance, and helping rid yourself of nausea. Fruit flavored teas, (such as rosehip, apple or orange) while delicious, are often made just for their flavors. Herbal teas like thyme, peppermint and ginger have proven benefits through years and years of application in the Ancient East (and science and medicine today). Most of the time, herbal teas are made from the ingredients they boast and need to be drunk between three and five times per day to really get the maximum effects.
If you aren’t sure about the ingredients in a tea, don’t drink it. Commercialized teas are required by law to list their ingredients, but most reputable tea locations would tell you too. Avoid teas with artificial flavors or colors, and don’t ditch a tea because it’s bitter! A great way to introduce these teas to you or your friends of family’s life is with a tea gift set! You get all the options without a lot of the price.
We’ve compiled a list of ten specific herbal tea herbs with proven scientific benefits:
Elderflower tea can be a great decongestant. It cleans the nasal passages of the body and encourages the body to sweat, cleaning out toxins. These “naturopathic” effects prevent viruses from breeding because it elevates the temperatures of your body.
Lemon Verbena tea gives you some digestive relief. Citrus content (via zest) breaks down fat in the digestive tract, stimulating digestion. Ginger tea is a great remedy for infection, and a lot of people drink it before they start feeling ill. It prevents the formation of a fever, hastens to heal, and promotes increased blood- flow and circulation. These benefits are proven to be anti-inflammatory for the body, widening your blood vessels.
Nettle tea helps if you’re feeling run down. Nettles have oils, iron, calcium and silica that helps the red blood cells in your body reproduce, giving you sustained energy. Calcium and silica also help your body build bone mass, hair, and teeth too!. Chamomile teas give some people relief from insomnia naturally. It’s usually a primary ingredient in “sleep-time” blends. Chamomile contains the same chemicals as turkey- tryptophan. It relaxes the body, promoting sleep.
Green tea literally strengthens the cells, preventing the body from aging. Green tea is especially high in antioxidants that protect your body from pollution and cellular damage.
Thyme tea is effective against colds and sinus issues. It contains lots of essential oils that fight viruses and infection deep inside the body. When drank via a tea mixture, they help the body relieve congestion of the sinus cavities associated with mucus.
Licorice tea has proven anti-depressant benefits and has shown proven benefits against some of the common symptoms associated with allergies and seasonal depression. It’s got a mild flavor, so try it with lemon and honey.
Fennel or Redbush tea both have anti-spasmodic properties. If you’ve got stomach pain or feel constipated, you can try these herbal teas to help relieve flatulence, gas and find relief from intestinal blockage.
Peppermint tea has long been used as a remedy for nausea and vomiting. It naturally stimulates bile production in the gallbladder. This creates the need for the digestive system to digest, thus is how peppermint cures nausea.