Drinking more tea is always a good idea, especially if it is Herbal Tea, right? Herbal Teas also known as Tisane have taken the world by storm, with their delectable taste, unlimited flavours and innumerable health benefits. Herbal teas have the potential to hydrate the body, detox the body, boost metabolism and so much more. Keep reading to know all about it!
Herbal teas are made from dried flowers, leaves, roots, spices and herbs. True teas like green tea, oolong tea, black tea etc are made from the leaves of the Camilia Sinensis plant. Hence Herbal teas are mostly zero caffeine and possibly medicinal in nature, depending on which plant, the tea is made from.
There is a wide array of Herbal teas in the world. They help us to warm up, cool down and even wind down. They can be consumed in any season and at any temperature. They are widely known for being rich in antioxidants, nutrients, minerals, vitamins etc.
Listed here are some of the top health benefits of Natural Herbal Tea:
1. Calms the body
Chamomile flowers are well known for its soothing nature as well as its fruity and delectable flavour. Chamomile teas are suggested for aiding sleep and calming the nerves.
Rooibos is rich in antioxidants and is known for its calming effects. It is well known to be one of the most relaxing hot beverages you can brew. Perfect for caffeine intolerance, this red tea besides hydrating the body promotes healthy sleep and also aids weight loss as it is calorie-free and helps control appetite and maintain a healthy weight.
2. Improves Digestion
Herbal teas are famous for aiding digestion by improving blood circulation in the digestive tract and eliminating unwanted toxins. This alleviates an upset stomach and heals indigestion. Apart from this they can strengthen the muscles in the stomach and oesophagus. Some teas also help in better absorption of nutrients.
Ginger is the secret ingredient for any ailment in the Indian kitchen. It has gingerol which can stimulate the production of digestive juices. For effectively addressing any digestion related ailment, have Ginger tea just before your meal.
Green tea can soothe the tummy and aid digestion. When mint, ginger and Tulsi is added to green tea, it makes for a wonderful post lunch beverage.
Fennel tea brewed with fennel seeds, Tulsi and chamomile is medicinal in nature that can be used for improvement of digestion as well as a relief during cold. When fennel is brewed as tisane, their earthy taste soothes the tongue during indigestion and improves the condition of the stomach.
3. Boosts Immunity
Many herbal teas contain antioxidants that boost the immunity in the body. Depending on the type of tea, it can have antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Kadha is a combination of a variety of herbs and spices such as Turmeric, Tulsi, Pepper, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves etc. It is a soothing concoction which is a great remedy for cold and cough. The medicinal properties of the herbs and spices strengthens the immune system and fights infections.
Garden fresh Tulsi tisane is the most refreshing drink one can have during any part of the day. It is earthy, aromatic and packed with antioxidants.
Lemon tea is rich in Vitamin C which boosts one’s immunity. It is a rejuvenating blend made with citrus juice. It can also soothe the throat and help fight cold and cough.
4. Relieves Pain
Herbal Teas are the best pain relief treatment as we can avoid the side effects of pain killers. The ingredients in some teas can mitigate pain and provide pain relief. However, it is advisable to take the opinion of doctors before consuming certain strong teas for relief from pain.
Turmeric, the magical ingredient, is anti-inflammatory in nature. It can provide pain relief from mild cramps. The curcumin present in turmeric which is responsible for the bright yellow shade, can help management of pain induced by work outs and soreness of muscles.
Herbal Mix Tea
A mix of herbs such as turmeric, peppermint, ginger, lemon grass, coriander seeds, pepper and ashwagandha can be used as an herbal decoction to control pain and inflammation. It is effective especially in the case of joint pains. The anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-oxidant and anaesthetic properties are responsible in soothing pain around the joints.
5. Stimulates Brain Activity
Herbal teas can improve circulation of blood in the brain thus improving the brain activity. It is also one of the easiest ways to boost memory as it can stimulate certain neurotransmitters.
Aromas are closely tied with memory. Teas such as mint, rosemary, lemon are known to improve brain function by helping improve memory by stimulating enzymes that will increase blood circulation in the brain.
With such a host of benefits, there can be no doubt that Herbal teas can do wonders to your body. So go ahead and choose from this list of teas and enjoy the wellness benefits!