Nutrition and Healing
discover the health benefits of herbal tea
Not only do the best herbal teas have a positive effect on our health, they make delicious and relaxing drinks as well. Let’s have a look at some nutrition and healing facts and reveal the mystery of healing herbal teas.
1. Chamomile Tea Benefits
Chamomile is probably the most popular herb that’s used in teas worldwide. Chamomile aids the stomach and relieves bloating. Chamomile is also believed to calm the mind and help to deal much better with stress. People who struggle with finding relaxing sleep should try drinking a cup of chamomile tea before going to bed. Chamomile tea was already used by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians as a balm for wounds to speed up the healing process. Chamomile is popular for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.Research has shown that chamomile can even help people suffering from diabetes and also helps with hyperglycemia.
2. Lavender Tea Benefits
Lavender tea is made out of the dried flowers that grow on the lavender shrubs. Known for its relaxing effects on the body, lavender tea (and oil) has been highly regarded for the skin. It can be used to cleanse cuts, compresses on bruises and common irritations of the skin. A cup of lavender tea can soothe your mind and help you fall in sleep. Another great benefit of lavender tea is its uplifting effect when you’re feeling down or depressed. Lavender tea soothes flatulence, colics, bowel infections and calms down the symptoms of an upset stomach. Lavender tea eases mucilaginous cough, bronchitis, asthma and other respiratory problems. Lavender is antipyretic, it lowers the body temperature during fever.
3. Nettle Tea Benefits
Nettle tea is made of the leaves of the stinging nettle plant. Nettle is one of the best natural remedies for a wide array of disorders such as anaemia, coughs and colds, rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure as well as kidney and bladder problems. Nettle tea is also used to treat an enlarged prostate naturally, urinary tract infections and hay fever. The nettle root is more common to be extracted with alcohol, prepared as a tincture, or dried and made into a tea.
4. Ginger Tea Benefits
Everything good is found in ginger according to an old Indian proverb. With its luscious flavour, ginger is one of the healthiest spices in the world and a powerful energizer. People with arthritis should consider drinking ginger tea regularly since it is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that ginger can help in slowing down the loss of brain cells, which is the trigger for Alzheimer’s Disease. Ginger tea is easy to make and has been proven effective at relieving gas.
5. Rosemary Tea Benefits
Rosemary is not only great for spicing up your cooking, it also makes a healthy and powerful tea. Rosemary tea benefits are known as: It helps your muscles to relax and also is recommended as a valuable digestive aid. If you suffer from gallbladder – and liver disorders, drinking rosemary tea will help relieve your symptoms. Rosemary tea also alleviates mild asthma symptoms.
6. Green Tea Benefits
The benefits of green tea are really incredibly manifold. Green tea is called the “wonder herb” by tea lovers and is believed to even help in losing weight! Green tea lowers cancer risk it’s believed to restrain carcinogenic in cigarettes. Green Tea is rich in antioxidants, which keeps the free radicals under control. Another amazing benefit of green tea is that it lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Also, cavity and tooth decay can be soothed with green tea.
7. Peppermint Tea Benefits
Peppermint tea helps you in digesting food better and reduces digestive issues. Peppermint is very efficacious for people with irritable bowel syndrome and gallstones. Peppermint tea also eases nausea and vomiting. If you suffer from heartburns, stay away from peppermint tea as it might increase the symptoms. Peppermint tea is believed to bring down the gravity of herpes outbreaks. The fresh mint flavour of the peppermint herb freshens your breath.
8. Lemon Tea Benefits
Lemon balm tea is very effective in calming nerves. Mix lemon tea with valerian to treat anxiety, stress or insomnia. Lemon tea and lemon balm contain various properties which help to treat herpes, it is also applied to regulate the thyroid function. Lemon tea has a calming effect on an upset stomach and reduces flatulence. Drinking lemon tea also helps if you suffer from nerve pain, furthermore, strengthens it brain functions and memory.
9. Cardamom Tea Benefits
Cardamom is a plant that’s found mainly in India and Guatemala. Cardamom flowers and the sweet aromatic seeds are used to prepare tea. Cardamom tea has a sweet and aromatic flavour, it prevents stomach pain, helps digestion and relieves flatulence. Drinking cardamom tea is also recommended if you are feeling nauseous. It’s also popular as a great expectorant and relieves coughs. Cardamom tea is also believed to be stimulating for women who experience mood swings during their menstrual period or during menopause.
10. Hawthorn Tea Benefits
Hawthorn leaves, flowers and berries are used in a variety of teas. The plant contains highly effective flavonoids that help improve cardiovascular health by helping to relax and widen the blood vessels, which reduces stress on the heart. Hawthorn berries are also known for draining the body of excess salt.
11. Rosehip Tea Benefits
Rose hips, the fruit of rose plants, belong to the best plant sources of vitamin C and A , calcium and iron. Additional, Rose hips are a great source of bioflavonoids, pectin, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins. It is also popular to relieve the symptoms of kidney disorder and to help in the case of mild constipation.
12. Hibiscus Flower Tea Benefits
One of my own favourite teas is hibiscus flower tea. As a child, I already loved that red yummy brew. The benefits of hibiscus flower tea include relief from high blood pressure and increased cholesterol level, digestive and inflammatory problems. It helps to cure liver diseases and reduces the risk of cancer. It is believed to speed up the metabolism and aid in healthy weight loss. Hibiscus flower tea takes care of our immune defence system and reduces hypertension. Try iced hibiscus flower tea, add some slices of oranges and lemons, maybe some halved grapes, sweeten it slightly, lots of ice cubes, et voilà .. a non-alcoholic delicious ‘summer sangria’!
13. Blackberry Tea Benefits
Dried in the sun and prepared with boiling water, blackberry leaves are known for their antioxidant activity. Not only that teas made from berries are really scrumptious, the health benefits are just incredible! From better digestive health, better functioning of the heart, a stronger immune system to prevent cancer, this versatile fruit is a right allrounder. Blackberry aids in improving memory, weight loss management, keeping bones and skin healthy and is believed to have a positive effect on our eyes (and vision)
13. Lemongrass Tea Benefits
The delicious citrusy touch that comes from the lemongrass plant is very popular in cooking as well as tea. Lemongrass tea is often served as a ‘digestive’ to aid digestion. Lemongrass contains a substance called citral, which is known for its digestive property. Try Green Iced Tea ( green tea blended with mint and lemongrass ) over ice this summer!
14. Pu-Erh Tea Benefits
Made from a variety of fermented and aged dark teas, produced in Yunnan ( China ) and named after Pu’er City. A recent study revealed that animals, given Pu-Erh, gained less weight and had a significantly reduced LDL cholesterol level. Chinese people firmly believe in the health benefits of Pu-Erh, especially accelerated weight loss, reduction of serum cholesterol, and cardiovascular protection.
15. Echinacea Benefits
Although not very popular as tea, Echinacea is frequently used to boost our immune system. It’s a powerful herb rich in active substances that reduce inflammation and have antioxidant effects. The leaves and flowers of the plant are believed to contain polysaccharides (known to boost the immune system activity).
The body is like a piano, and happiness is like music. It is needful to have the instrument in good order! Henry Ward Beecher
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