Herbal Tea Essentials

Joy of Drinking Herbal Teas

Herbal TeaThere’s nothing better than a refreshing cup of herbal tea. People all over the world are experimenting with different types of tea to discover the health benefits and delicious flavours available. Herbal tea, or tisanes, are not a new phenomenon. There are records dating back to ancient history showing the use of medicinal and herbal teas.

It can be a little overwhelming for a new tea drinker to select from the wall of teas available at many supermarkets and specialty stores. To make matters more challenging, there are many tea blends that combine 2 or more herbs in the one tea mixture.

To help you join the millions of people around the world who choose healthy drinks for better lifestyle, we have put together this beginner guide to the best herbal teas to try.

After you discover your favourites, you can try combining different ingredients into your own special brew!

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is a real grab-bag of beneficial qualities – Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, all rolled up into a delicate tasting herb.

Herbal TeasChamomile based teas are great at relieving bloating and indigestion, and the natural sedative qualities are a perfect foe against insomnia. Drink a warm cup of Chamomile tea before bedtime to enjoy a restful sleep.

Lavender Tea

Lavender smells amazing, and the medicinal qualities are just as special. A sprinkle of dried lavender flowers in your tea will treat bowel infections, flatulence and colic. It also improves mood and encourages a restful state.

If you don’t finish the entire pot of lavender tea, you can use the leftover liquid as a body wash to treat skin irritations and it can also be used as a mouthwash to treat ulcers.

Ginger Tea

Ginger is proven to provide protection against cancer. Apart from this, it also functions as a good anti-viral agent, and is a great base for a flu-fighting tea. Combined with lemon, garlic and honey, ginger can be a delicious and effective herbal tea to help alleviate the symptoms of a cold and speed up recovery.

Not only does ginger fight bacteria, but it’s also proven to alleviate pain, reduce fever, soothe inflammation and is a mild sedative which encourages rest.

Rosehip Tea

Rosehip tea is made from the fruit of rose trees, and is an excellent natural source of vitamin C. This herb is great for improving overall health, and is great for skin health, strengthening the immune system and warding off colds and flu.

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