Herbal tea is a true gift right from the laps of mother nature – the perfect blend of taste and wellness, all poured into a tea cup! The wonderful aromas and the many flavors of nature – be it a root, shoot, flower or fruit, all of it creates a sensory satisfaction that is both healing to the mind and body.
Green teas, black teas and other teas made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant are called as True Teas, on the other hand, Herbal Teas are made from herbs, dried flowers, roots and spices. Hence tisanes are caffeine free as they do not contain tea leaves. They are flavorful, aromatic and healthy too!
There’s a plethora of therapeutic and health benefits offered by herbal teas.
Herbal teas help in relieving the day to day to stress faced by people. Many ingredients used in authentic herbal teas are widely used in traditional herbology and known to have therapeutic benefits. Flowers like chamomile and passion flower have mild sedative effects that helps people cope with daily stress.
Soothing to senses
Nothing matches herbal teas in helping one slow down. Thoughtful blends like lemongrass, lemon myrtle, peppermint have a soothing aroma and hit the right notes with their citrus and minty flavor. Floral teas such as lavender, rose, jasmine calm the senses and soothe every cell of your body as the petals gently infuse and release a fine aroma. This is all you need to get your daily dose of instant clarity!
Naturally free of caffeine, Herbal teas do not go through any decaffeination process, hence do not lose out on polyphenols. Herbal teas have varying levels of polyphenols depending upon the edible part of the plant and its origin. Fruits, flowers, leaves, pods which are the central ingredients of herbal tea are vital sources of plant derived anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants delay oxidation process of molecules. Hence this reduces incident of many diseases and fight free radicals, keeping the body healthy.
Aids Weight Loss
Weight loss regimen goes hand in hand with herbal tea intakes. The best herbal teas for weight loss include lemon, ginger, carrom seeds (ajwain), cinnamon, pepper etc. Intake of these herbal concoctions twice a day, half hour before or after meals will help you in your slimming and healthy lifestyle. When combined with work outs, these herbal teas aid in burning of fat and prevention of accumulation of fat. They are also wonderful in detoxing the body. The natural detox teas loved by many health enthusiasts are lemongrass, fennel, cilantro and turmeric ginger.
When taken as part of one’s daily diet, herbal teas are known to enhance the antioxidant status and improve overall health. Herbal beverages are high in bioactive compounds such as phenolic acids, flavonoids, saponins, terpenoids and carotenoids. These components render various biological effects such antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic and even anti-aging effects.
A myriad of flavors is available in the herbal tea range. From fantastic florals to fruity infusions to grassy greens, there is a whole lot of options for one to explore and enjoy. Get creative with the type of sweetener, be it stevia or honey, and add more taste to the already flavorful beverage. Green tea leaves can also be added to the mix for more health benefits. Herbal green teas are all the rave among tea blends.
Hearty herbal teas are a flavorful addition to your daily life which soothe your senses and help you to face your day in style!