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Health benefits of herbal teas


Herbal teas make for wonderful, low calorie and relaxing drinks.  Apart from having a beneficial effect on health, herbal teas are fragrant and delicious. There are literally hundreds of herbal teas but if you are just getting started and want to go for some easy to blend and highly beneficial teas here is the perfect list. 

Ginkgo Biloba Tea

The health benefits of Ginkgo Biloba tea include: depression and mood swings, antioxidant, tinnitus (noise or ringing in the ears), higher libido, helps with raynaud’s disease associated with reduced blood flow to the extremities, improves alzheimer’s disease, relieves parkinson’s disease, prevents and treats stroke as ginkgo biloba can help to restore damaged brain cells.  READ MORE ABOUT GINKGO TEA

Most Popular Herbal Teas

Ginger Tea

Ginger is an energizer and a stimulator. Drinking ginger tea both stimulates and soothes the digestive system. Ginger has been known to aid people experiencing nausea. Arthritic people have found ginger tea helpful since it has anti-inflammatory properties.



Nettle is made with the leaves of stinging nettle, named for the tiny hairs on the fresh leaves which can sting the skin. Despite it’s rough exterior, nettle is one of nature’s best remedies for an assortment of ailments including anemia, high blood pressure, rheumatism, arthritis, coughs and colds, congestion, urinary tract infections, and kidney and bladder problems. READ MORE ABOUT NETTLE TEA


Yerba mate tea 

Yerba mate is a central nervous system stimulant containing caffeine, but it also contains a number of other nutrients, including antioxidants, amino acids, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Yerba mate is touted as being a safe and effective nervous system stimulant with few side effects and many health benefits. Here are some of the benefits of drinking yerba mate tea: - rich in antioxidants, improves mental alertness, enhances physical endurance, aids digestion, weight control and supports cardiovascular health.  READ MORE ABOUT YERBA MATE TEA


Best Herbal Teas


Green Tea

Drinking green tea lowers cancer risk and also inhibits carcinogenic in cigarettes and other compounds when imbibed. Green Tea contains potent antioxidants called polyphenols, which help suppress free radicals. Green tea also stops certain tumors from forming. Green tea lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels and thereby promotes heart health.  Green tea also lowers blood pressure, prevents and fights tooth decay and dental issues, and inhibits different viruses from causing illnesses.  READ MORE ABOUT GREEN TEA

Rooibos tea

High in vitamin C as well as other minerals, rooibos has all sorts of health benefits. An easy drinking tea, it’s largely grown in South Africa and has been touted for its antioxidant properties–which may in turn help ward off disease and the signs of aging. It has also been shown to help with common skin concerns, such as eczema.  Rooibos also helps with insomnia and promotes relaxation.  READ MORE ABOUT ROOIBOS TEA

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint is a fragrant herb that makes for a soothing drink. Peppermint helps you digest foods better and also reduces flatulence and digestive issues. Peppermint is prescribed to people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and gallstones in capsules. A cup of peppermint tea will ease nausea and vomiting, especially if you suffer motion sickness. If you have heartburn, don’t drink peppermint tea as this might aggravate your condition. Peppermint tea brings down the severity of herpes outbreaks. The natural mint flavor of the herb helps to freshen your breath. Other health benefits of this tea are control of muscle aches and chronic pain, clearing of congestion and mild coughs, mild asthma and reduction of stress.  READ MORE ABOUT PEPPERMINT TEA

Lavender Tea

A cup of lavender tea can soothe your mind and body, inducing sleep. If you are feeling down and depressed, a cup of lavender tea can help uplift your spirit.  Lavender tea helps sooth and treat flatulence, colic, bowel infections and an upset stomach. Lavender tea can be used as a wash on the chest to help reduce cough, bronchitis, asthma, cold and other respiratory issues. For both children and adults, lavender is used to reduce body temperature during fever. Lavender also has healing properties; use a wash of lavender tea to help heal wounds, cuts, ulcers and sores.  READ MORE ABOUT LAVENDER TEA

Most Beneficial Herbal Teas

Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon balm tea is a very effective tonic to calm nerves and anxiety. Cold lemon balm tea bags help relieve cold sores, or genital sores caused by the herpes simplex virus. Mix lemon balm leaves with valerian to treat anxiety, stress and insomnia.  Lemon Balm contains several properties, which control herpes and also regulate the thyroid.
Lemon balm when mixed with peppermint can calm an upset stomach, sooth the digestive track and reduce flatulence. Drink lemon balm tea if you suffer from nerve pain. Drinking lemon balm tea also helps strengthen memory and brain functions and also uplifts one’s mood.  READ MORE ABOUT LEMON BALM TEA

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile soothes the stomach and relieves bloating and indigestion. Chamomile also calms the mind and helps people relax and deal better with their stresses. Some people are allergic to chamomile and should avoid taking the tea. People who find it hard to go to sleep should drink a cup of chamomile tea before going to bed. Chamomile is known to fight insomnia by relaxing the body and the mind, enabling the person to fall asleep naturally.  READ MORE ABOUT CHAMOMILE TEA

Hibiscus Flower Tea

Dried Hibiscus flowers are made into a tea that offers very high health benefits. Hibiscus tea is known to lower blood pressure, reduce high cholesterol and strengthen the immune system (it’s rich in Vitamin C). Hibiscus flower infusions have known to reduce hypertension as well, in people prone to this condition. A recent study reveals that hibiscus tea is rich in antioxidants, which protect the body against cell-damaging free radicals. Red zinger tea and sorrel tea contain hibiscus.  READ MORE ABOUT HIBISCUS TEA

Milk (St Mary's) thistle Tea

When consumed as a tea, milk thistle herb, (not as in dairy milk) is a  gentle liver cleanser. It contains properties that help the liver to regenerate and function at a higher capacity. “Milk Thistle can also assist in the production of bile, which can help with our digestive process.  READ MORE ABOUT THISTLE TEA

Lemongrass Tea

The citrusy tang that comes from the lemongrass plant is favored in cooking as well as tea. Lemongrass teas are often served as an after-dinner drink to aid digestion—primarily due to a substance called citral, also the active ingredient in lemon peels. Though typically enjoyed unaccompanied by other herbs, it can also be blended to create lemon-flavored teas like Lemon Zinger.  READ MORE ABOUT LEMONGRASS TEA

Echinacea Tea

Echinacea is widely used to prevent or cure the common cold. It’s a powerful herb that contains active substances that enhance the activity of the immune system, relieve pain, reduce inflammation and have antioxidant effects. The leaves and flowers of the uppermost part of the plant are the section believed to contain polysaccharides which is a substance known to trigger the activity of the immune system.  READ MORE ABOUT ECHINACEA TEA

Valerian Tea

Valerian is a great herb for improving our common side effects of the modern life style called “insomnia and stress”.  Valerian Tea can also help neurological disorder, gastrointestinal problems, ADHD and seizures and it’s better to drink valerian tea before bedtime.  READ MORE ABOUT VALERIAN ROOT TEA

Passion flower Tea

Like chamomile, valerian root and lavender, this great medicinal herb can help sleeping problems and combat stress and anxiety. Passionflower has been found in successful in clinical trials for treating anxiety and stress.  READ MORE ABOUT PASSION FLOWER TEA

Fennel Seed Tea

The delicious licorice flavor of this tea is the perfect accompaniment for many blends.  Fennel seed tea can improve, poor digestion, gas (flatulence) and bloating, a  cup of fennel tea after a meal can aid digestion. Fennel reduces bad breath, belching, and acts as an antibacterial in the mouth and has powerful anti-oxidants which can remove harmful free radicals from the body and offer protection from cancers, infection, aging and degenerative neurological diseases.  READ MORE ABOUT FENNEL SEED TEA

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