Herbal tea is made by infusing the flowers, leaves, seeds, roots stem, and petals of plants and flowers. The choice of flowers and herbs depend on the health benefits and flavor profile of each plant. Drinking herbal tea naturally promotes health while enjoying a refreshing brew. Most herbal teas do not include caffeine and few varieties offer antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients depending upon the herb and plant.
Benefits of Drinking Herbal Teas
Diuretic & Laxative
The diuretics and laxative properties help to get rid of toxins from the body, easing the stress of gastrointestinal system, kidneys and liver. Some of the best diuretic teas are made from dandelion, hibiscus, green hawthorn and juniper.
Boosts Immune System
While boosting the immune system with antioxidants and vitamins, these teas help ward off diseases, protect against oxidative stress, and lower the risk of cancer. Elderberry, echinacea, ginger, and licorice are exceptional in this area.
Promotes good sleep
Certain herbal teas help to balance neurotransmitter levels, lower anxiety, and support good sleep through sedative effects. The perfect herbals teas to promote good sleep include valerian, kava root, chamomile, and lavender teas.
Pain relief is vital for people who suffer from chronic discomfort or those recovering from illness, surgery or injury. The best analgesic herbal teas include allspice, bergamot, chamomile, eucalyptus, and kava root teas.
Reducing inflammation is vital for gastrointestinal distress, arthritis, headaches and haemorrhoids. Peppermint, ginger, turmeric and eucalyptus teas are an ideal choice for all inflammatory problems.
Relieve Stress & Anxiety
Comforting stress and anxiety can also help to lower levels of depression, boost energy, and reduce the incidence of inflammation and chronic disease in the body. A cup of refreshing kava root, valerian, St. John’s wort and chamomile teas do wonders to lower stress.
Prevent Chronic Disease
Herbal teas that are high in antioxidants such as peppermint, rooibos, thyme, and nettle teas are best to eliminate free radicals and prevent oxidative stress in the body, which lowers risk of cancer and chronic diseases.
Good for the gut
Common gut problems like - indigestion, cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhoea can be cured with regular intake of herbal teas, specific varieties include -dandelion, cinnamon, peppermint, and ginger teas.