Herbal teas have been around for years and unlike green tea, black tea and oolong tea, are which are all brewed from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, herbal teas are not real teas. Herbal teas are made from flowers, dried fruits, spices or herbs meaning that they are available in a vast array of tastes and flavors and they make an attractive alternative to sugary beverages or water.
Some herbal teas also have health-promoting properties, and many have been used as natural remedies for several ailments for centuries, so here’s a list for you to try:
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.
Made from the flowers of the hibiscus plant, Hibiscus Tea has a pink-red color and refreshing, tart flavor and it can be served hot or iced. Hibiscus tea is also beneficial as it offers antiviral properties, and test-tube studies have shown it is highly effective against strains of the bird flu, and it has also been said to have a positive effect on people with high blood pressure.
Echinacea tea is an extremely popular remedy for preventing and shortening the common cold. Evidence suggests that echinacea may help to boost the immune system, which could help the body fight off viruses or infections. At the very least, this lovely, warm herbal drink may help soothe your sore throat or clear up your stuffy nose when you do feel a cold coming on.
Sage tea is well known as it has medicinal properties, and scientific research is now backing up the claims of its health benefits, especially for brain health. Many studies have now found that sage improves cognitive function and memory and it may also benefit colon and heart health.
There are several different teas which contain CBD in their blend; you can get them with calming effects for if you suffer from anxiety and restlessness, these teas can relieve tension and stress as well as help lift depression. Or there is Clean tea to have if your diet is leaving you feeling bogged down, if you are exposed to day to day pollution or if you are someone who works hard and parties hard. You could also buy weed online and make your own blend with the flavors and ingredients you like.
Lemon Balm Tea
Lemon balm tea has a light and 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. Other studies have found that rose hip is effective at fighting aging skin and reducing stomach fat.
Passionflower Tea is made from the leaves, stems, and flowers of the passionflower plant and has been traditionally used to relieve anxiety and improve sleep. Studies have recently begun to support these uses, and one study even found that drinking passionflower tea for one week significantly enhanced sleep quality scores and two human studies found that passionflower was effective at reducing anxiety.
Available in many flavors with several benefits, what have you got to lose? Get started on some of these yummy teas now!