These days, herbal teas are becoming just as popular as coffee is, and they are a lot healthier for you too!
You might have noticed the increase in teahouses opening in your area, and it’s not just a standard milk with 2 sugars.
More and more people are replacing their daily coffee fix with a cup of tea.
Here are 15 herbal teas that have beneficial health properties.
1. Green tea
Green tea is high in antioxidants, particularly Catechins, which help fight cell damage. You shouldn’t add boiling water to a green tea, so use water that is just about to boil when making a green tea.
2. Black tea
These leaves come from the same plant as green, but black tea leaves are exposed to oxygen which turns the leaves black. Black tea is great for reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
3. Oolong tea
Oolong tea leaves are partially oxidized, which puts it in between green and black tea on the spectrum. This tea is great for weight management and has been known to help with skin problems.
This tea is high in caffeine if you happen to be sensitive, drink in moderation.
4. White tea
This is the least processed of tea leaves, the antioxidant properties are the highest in this tea.
Peppermint is excellent for any digestive problems you may have as well as an anti-inflammatory. It’s great to have a cup after a large meal if you are feeling bloated.
6. Dried Ginger
This tea is fantastic! It’s great for those suffering from a cold or allergy and it’s also good for sore muscles and those suffering from menstrual cramps. It’s also excellent for motion or morning sickness.
7. Stinging Nettle
When boiled, these stinging nettles can help with seasonal allergies. It’s also great for arthritis sufferers.
8. Yerba Mate
This tea is drunk a lot in South America and is good for helping lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
9. Lemon Balm
Melissa officinalis or Lemon Balm is in the mint family and is great if you are suffering from a cold and many other respiratory conditions. Lemon Balm is also helpful for digestive problems and headaches.
This tea is great for helping with sleep problems, and its great for puffy eyes and can also be used as an antibacterial mouthwash.
Hibiscus is the tea to drink in the summer. It can help with lowering blood pressure and is also very refreshing. It is also high in Vitamin C and is a natural diuretic.
12. Red Clover
Red Clover is really helpful for those who suffer from menopausal symptoms.
This tea is great for digestion and can also be used to treat hepatitis, jaundice, and dyspepsia. It can also help reduce hot flashes for those suffering from menopausal symptoms.
Cinnamon tea is high in antioxidants; helps fight viruses and can help alleviate the symptoms of arthritis.
This tea is also known as Red Bush Tea and hails from South Africa. This tea has cancer-fighting properties and is good for those with allergies as the properties of the tea block the release of histamine (what we produce we are exposed to an allergen).
View this infographic to learn more about the healing power of herbal teas:
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By Holly W.