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As we already said, herbal tea isn’t technically a tea, however, the infusion of dried fruits, herbs, seeds, roots and flowers have many health benefits we get from the plants.
Why is peppermint tea beneficial for health?
Peppermint plant is rich in numerous nutrients, in particular calcium, potassium, copper, iron, and manganese and powerful vitamins, C, A and B2. Peppermint tea is in general a soothing drink, recommended for muscle spasms and digestive issues.
Peppermint tea was and still is a popular folk remedy, especially frequently used as a remedy for headaches and to treat stomach pain. A cup of this tea will also help with nausea and vomiting (motion sickness). It’s also good for mild coughs, asthma, congestion and stress.
What are the many benefits of chamomile tea?
Chamomile plant is one of the most used plants in folk medicine. It has a mild taste and calming flavor, and an abundance of vitamins and minerals we need to keep our optimum health.
Chamomile tea is a calming tea that is usually the best aid for insomnia. In cases of cold, fever or bronchitis, chamomile is also very beneficial. People usually drink chamomile tea to help them relax and deal better with stress.
Why is lemon balm tea good for?
Lemon balm, or “Melissa officinalis,” is a plant that belongs to the mint family and it has been used for centuries to aid with sleep disorders and insomnia, treat anxiety, indigestion and skin problems.
Lemon balm is loaded with antioxidants and contains caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, and rosmarinic acid that support the body’s natural response, protecting the organism and skin in particular from the harmful organisms.
We can conclude that lemon balm tea is a winter tea for anxiety that significantly improves concentration. When mixed with peppermint tea, it helps with an upset stomach.
Lemon balm tea is also safe for children. One study showed that children slept more peacefully throughout the night and another placebo-controlled trial found that menopausal women who were suffering from interrupted sleep reported better rest after taking a valerian and lemon balm extract.
Why is nettle tea good for you?
Nettle tea is one of the best herbal teas due to numerous health benefits of nettle.
The nettle plant contains sugar and lecithin and prostaglandins, compound that treat inflammation. The leaves are rich with essential minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. Both fresh and dried leaves contain proteins, and beta-carotene, and vitamins A, C, D, K and B complex.
The nettle tea helps with different common health problems, such as coughs and colds, congestion, and treat anemia, rheumatism, high blood pressure, urinary tract infection and kidney problems.
What’s in ginger tea good for your health?
A flowering plant that originated from China, belongs to a family that is closely related to turmeric and cardamon. The rhizome of the ginger plant is commonly used as a spice. As chamomile, and nettle, ginger has a long history of use as a folk medicine in alternative medicine. The most common health problems treated with ginger are flu, common cold, as well as stomach pain and other problems. It may be the most effective tea when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea.
The main compound in ginger responsible for its health benefits is gingerol, that has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Echinacea tea and the benefits for health?
Echinacea, also known as coneflower, is one of the most effective natural remedies for cellulitis, a bacterial infection.
There are nine different species of echinacea, but only three contain medicinal value.
Echinacea Angustifolia is often referred to as Black Samson Coneflower. This specie is used mostly to remove toxins, prevent infections and treat snakebites.
Echinacea Pallida is known as the Pale Purple Coneflower is used to fight illnesses as it stimulates the production of white blood cells.
Echinacea Purpurea is known by the name Big Purple Coneflower and is used to boost the immune system.
Echinacea tea is the best prevention from the common cold, and the best booster for immune system. The tea contains vitamins A, B-complex and E and minerals magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium and sodium. It also relieves the pain, and reduces inflammation.
Have you tried rosehip tea?
Rosa gallica and Rosa canina are two varieties of rosehip, fruit native to Asia, Europe, and North Africa.The fruit has a number of uses, primarily to prevent a number of ailments such as osteoarthritis and stomach ailments. The common use of rosehip is as a diuretic and mild laxative.
Rosehip tea is rich in vitamin C and flavonoids, compounds that are responsible for its powerful antioxidant effect. According to science and research, rosehip tea is the best source of vitamin C; the fruit of the rose plant are great for immune system and skin.
Rosehip tea is a powerful remedy that can be use to treat and prevent diseases related to oxidation (heart disease, arthritis and cancer).
A study published in “Molecular Aspects of Medicine” found that rosehip tea is a significant source of lycopene, an antioxidant that is linked with reduced risk of heart disease.