Herbal teas seem to have gained quite a prominence in the recent past. And why not? Herbal teas are bestowed with powers to keep you healthy by aiding your system fight back various ailments and health conditions. Now everybody knows green tea is good for diabetes and weight loss and ginger tea for nausea and digestion. But do you know nature has bounty of herbs out there that we can brew into teas and avail its health benefits. Here are some of the best herbal teas that are good for almost every ailment.
This is perhaps the most widely popular healthy tea and rightly so. Packed with ample of health benefits, green tea has gained the title of ‘wonder herb’. It lowers risks of cancer caused by smoking cigarettes. The active compounds in green tea are polyphenols that have strong antioxidant properties. These polyphenols work against free radicals and thus prevent formation of tumors. It lowers cholesterol as well as triglyceride levels to boost your heart’s health. In addition, green tea is effective in treating tooth decay, low blood pressure, and ailments caused by viruses. It also helps in growth of healthy cells.
It is a great remedy for toothaches and headaches. Sipping a cup of lemon balm tea can kick off your digestive problems such as flatulence. It is highly effective against the herpes simplex virus and relieves genital cold sores caused by it. When mixed with valerian, lemon balm gives you a good night’s sleep. It relieves stress and anxiety. It also regulates the thyroid and minimizes nerve pain. Besides, lemon balm can really improve memory and cognitive functions.
The plant stinging nettle itself might harm your skin a bit but its leaves are definitely one of the healthiest around. Surprisingly, nettle tea can heal a wide variety of diseases and their symptoms like high blood pressure, cold, cough, anemia, arthritis, bladder problems, kidney disorders, UTIs, congestion, etc.
This herb has been in use since time immemorial not only for its unique and soothing scent but also medicinal properties. It induces sleep by calming the nerves and soothing the mind. It is a great remedy for patients of depression. It also helps with digestive disorders like flatulence, upset stomach, and bowel infections. It also treats respiratory conditions like bronchitis, cough, cold and asthma. Besides, its effectiveness in healing wounds and cuts is well documented.
A well known cure for the common cold, echinacea herbal tea contains active ingredients that is highly beneficial for your immune system. Presence of polysaccharides in echinacea accounts for its immune boosting properties. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and thus help with conditions arising due to inflammation such as acne, arthritis, etc.
It not only helps with digestion but also reduces digestion related problems like flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome. It is highly effective against vomiting, motion sickness and nausea. However, people experiencing heartburn should avoid peppermint as it aggravates the condition. It freshens your breath, heals muscle aches, reduces chronic pain, treats mild coughs, relieves stress and is also effective against herpes outbreaks.
Chamomile is one of the most popular herbal teas across the globe. It is soothing on the stomach and hence relieves constipation, indigestion and bloating. It also has calming effect on your mind and it relieves stress. It promotes better sleep. Actually, it is highly effective against insomnia and is much better alternative than sleeping pills.
It stimulates the digestive system and soothes it to avoid various digestive disorders. It is a well known energy booster. Besides, it is one of the best home remedies for nausea. Ginger tea also helps with arthritis symptoms as it has excellent anti-inflammatory properties.
Rich in vitamin C, these are actually the fruits of rose plant. Rosehip tea boosts the immune function, adrenal function, repairs skin tissues and more. It supports the adrenal cortex and thus regulate hormones which in unbalanced state can cause plethora of diseases. It is a storehouse of essential minerals like zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium and silicon. It naturally heals tissues as well as cells and spikes up energy levels.
Hibiscus flowers have great therapeutic uses and are not only good for your hair but also for your overall health. It lowers high blood pressure, reduces high cholesterol and relieves hypertension. Since it is rich in vitamin C, it strengthens the immune system. It also has antioxidant properties and thus save the cells from damage from free radicals.
First of all, the aroma of cardamom seeds makes the tea more palatable. Secondly, it is packed with health benefiting properties that you cannot help make it a part of your daily diet. It relieves indigestion, stomach pain, nausea and flatulence. It helps you get rid of phlegm because of its expectorant properties. You can detoxify your body off excessive caffeine with cardamom tea. It also helps relieve PMS symptoms such as mood swings.
Lemongrass tea is a tangy twist to your morning beverage. This citrusy tea would aid in digestion if serves after meals. Lemongrass contains citral that helps with digestion process. It is really helpful against anxiety and treats nervous disorders. It lowers high blood pressure, improves blood circulation and dilates blood vessels. It also has diuretic properties i.e. it works against water retention.
Rich in flavonoids, hawthorn tea can prevent risks of cancer when consumed regularly. It improves cardiovascular health by dilating blood vessels, improving blood circulation, and minimizing stress on heart. It also has diuretic properties that alleviate water retention.
Traditionally being used for culinary purposes, rosemary tea has found its place in the medicinal racks because of its relieving properties. It relaxes muscles and aids digestion. Rosemary tea is recommended to people with liver disorders and gall bladder issues. It is also good for asthma patients and cures mild respiratory ailments like cough.
It is widely popular as a liver cleanser. It allows the liver to regenerate and work more efficiently. Besides, it helps produce bile juices that aid in digestion.
This particular tea ranks the highest in antioxidant properties. It also pose lesser risks of caffeine induced health disorders as it contains very less amounts of caffeine. It has amazing antibacterial properties and regular consumption of this tea beats the progression of bacteria and related diseases. It lowers LDL – the bad cholesterol – and manages blood pressure.
It is highly effective in treating various skin conditions and diseases. It also helps in weight loss and treats conditions like obesity. If you are suffering from chronic conditions like inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, etc. then oolong tea is the way to go. It promotes good bone structure and provides you a robust skin. Although it contains caffeine, it is refreshing and relaxing mostly because of its fruity taste.