Did you know that herbal teas can be made from flowers, dried fruits, spices and/or herbs? This means that they are available in a vast array of tastes and flavors, and they make an attractive alternative to sugary beverages or water. There are so many, but here are a few to get you started and excited about drinking tea:
Chamomile tea is well known for its calming effects and is used by many people as a sleep aid. It is also said to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and liver-protecting effects. There is more research needed to confirm these benefits, but preliminary evidence suggests that chamomile tea may offer a range of health advantages.
Peppermint tea is one of the most popular herbal teas in the world, and while it is most commonly used to support digestive tract health, it also has antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.
Peppermint tea is traditionally used to relieve the discomfort of the gastrointestinal tract, but studies have also found that peppermint oil can help relieve nausea, cramping, spasms, and stomach pain.
Ginger tea is a delicious and spicy drink that is full of healthy, disease-fighting antioxidants. Ginger is also well known for fighting inflammation and stimulating the immune system. However, it is most famous for being an effective remedy for nausea. So the next time you’re not feeling well, opt for ginger tea instead of sugary ginger ale (that has little to no actual ginger).
A trendy remedy for shortening and even preventing the common cold. Echinacea has been shown to have immune system boosting properties, which could help the body fight off viruses or infections. It is a lovely, warm herbal drink and if nothing else, it may help soothe a sore throat or clear up your stuffy nose if you do feel a cold coming on.
Sage tea is well known to have medicinal properties, and scientific research now backs up the claims of its health benefits, especially when it comes to brain health. Many studies have found that sage improves cognitive function and memory, and it may also benefit colon and heart health.
Teas which contain CBD in their blend often have calming effects, so if you suffer from anxiety and restlessness, these teas can be beneficial. Some of the benefits include relieving tension and stress as well as helping to lift depression. Another alternative is to buy weed online and make your own blend with the flavors and the ingredients that you like.
Lemon Balm Tea
Lemon balm tea has a light, lemony flavor and makes an excellent addition to any herbal tea collection. Early studies have found that lemon balm tea may improve antioxidant levels, heart and skin health and even aid in relieving anxiety.
Rose Hip Tea
Made from the fruit of the rose plant, Rose Hip Tea is high in vitamin C and beneficial plant compounds. Studies have recently looked into the ability of the rose hip powder to reduce inflammation in people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and have found that its anti-inflammatory properties might reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis.
What is your favorite tea? Let us know in the comments below!