There is nothing better than a hot cup of tea on a cold day or a refreshing glass of iced tea on a hot day. But did you know that tea can do a lot more than just taste good? Below are seven herbal teas that not only taste good but can help your health.
It’s recommended that you drink peppermint tea to help with relieving problems with abdominal bloating and gas and for relieving muscle spasms. It’s also good for nausea as long as you aren’t vomiting and making your body sweat. But if you have problems with heartburn or indigestion, you should stay away from it. You can also make it using fresh mint from your garden.
Ginger tea is another wonderful aid for digestion and it can be used for curbing vomiting, upset stomach and nausea because of motion sickness. Make some ginger tea fresh by simmering some ginger root for 10-15 minutes on your stove, add in some freshly squeezed lemon juice and some honey if you have a cold for a combination that is great for fighting gems. You also can make tea using the powdered ginger for warding off chills.
You can make this sedating and calming tea from flowers and it can be great if you have insomnia. It’s also known to be helpful for digestion after you have had a meal. When you have bronchitis or a cough, a fever or a cold, or as a gargle when you have an inflammation in your mouth. Make sure it’s steeped well so you have all of its medicinal benefits.
This tea has a lot of vitamin C and other minerals in it, and it gives you a lot of great benefits for your health. This is mostly South African grown, and it’s got many antioxidant properties which can help with warding off disease as well as help you stay looking younger. It’s also known to help with common concerns of the skin, like eczema.
5. Lemon balm
This plant is easy to grow and it’s helpful to chase away depression. Along with helping with winter blahs, the tea can help with improving concentration. It’s safe enough that children can drink it and it could help with preventing nightmares when they drink it before bedtime. It also makes an iced tea that’s very refreshing and you can flavor it using maple syrup or lemon.
6. Dandelion and Milk Thistle
When you consume dandelion or milk thistle in tea form, it’s great for gently cleansing your liver. They help your liver function and regenerate more quickly. They also can help with producing bile, which also can help with digestion.
This tea, made from your rose plant’s fruit, gives you a great amount of vitamin C. this helps your immune system, tissue and skin health and the function of your adrenal gland.
These are the seven types of herbal teas that you can drink anytime that can help your health in ways you never imagined. Next time you want a little boost for your health, try an herbal tea. You’ll be surprised at the difference it can make.
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