Tea is delicious, summer or winter. It cools you down in summer and fills you with a warm glow in winter. For at least 5,000 years, people have been drinking tea and it began to be consumed in China due to its many medicinal properties. Different types of herbal teas have different colors, taste and multiple benefits. Once you get to know of the many health benefits of herbal teas, you’d be drinking tea more than any other beverage. Read on to find out the healing properties of different herbal teas:
Green tea has many health benefits. Its antioxidant properties helps reduce free radicals thus reducing the risk of cancer and prevents tumors from forming too. It lowers triglyceride and cholesterol levels thus decreasing the risk of heart disease. It strengthens the immune system, helps fight tooth decay, reduces blood pressure and fights viruses.
Black tea contains theaflavins and therubigins, two antioxidants which have been observed to decrease cholesterol levels. Drinking up to four cups of this tea can reduce the risk of stroke, by as much as 21%.
Echinacea has antioxidant properties which makes the immune system stronger, reduces inflammation and pain and fights colds and respiratory infections.
Cinnamon tea is great for weight loss, enhances the immune system and controls blood sugar. Mixed with honey, cinnamon tea is much more effective.
Hibiscus flower tea
Made from dried out hibiscus flowers, it reduces hypertension, blood pressure and cholesterol. It contains antioxidants and thus can protect us from free radicals.
Chamomile tea has been used for centuries as a remedy with many beneficial health properties. The antioxidants in this tea stunts cancer growth, prevents the side effects of diabetes such as nerve damage, loss of eyesight and kidney damage. The flowers of the chamomile plant are used to make this tea.
Pink, purple and white lavender flowers are used to make lavender tea. It is well-known for its medicinal properties worldwide, as it helps in respiratory problems, asthma, bronchitis, cough, fever. It can heal wounds, cuts, sores and ulcers too.
Lemon ginger tea
Due to “zingiber”, one of the ingredients of ginger and lemon which contains limonene and pectin, lemon ginger tea can fight bacterial infections, and one study showed that drinking lemon ginger tea can even destroy salmonella bacteria.
Containing catechins, white tea helps to fight heart disease and cancer and according to oncologists, drinking this tea may reduce the risk of recurrence of breast cancer.
This tea can activate the enzymes that lowers triglycerides in blood. Apart from burning fat, it contains niacin too, which helps in detoxifying the body and has antioxidants that prevent decay of teeth.
This tea contains vitamin C and is made from the fruit of the plant. It enhances tissue health, skin, improves immunity and adrenal function.
This tea is good for digestion as it contains “citral”, which is why it is usually served after dinner. It is used to in many recipes as well and adds a distinct flavor to food.
Peppermint tea is soothing and has a wonderful aroma. It reduces motion sickness, nausea and vomiting. It makes the immune system stronger, and protects from mild attacks of asthma and coughs, clears congestion and reduces chronic aches and pains. But it is not good for those with heart problems, and they must never drink peppermint tea.
Lemon balm tea
This herbal tea can calm your nerves and reduce stress. It can also help to control thyroid problems and lower anxiety and insomnia. It can refresh your mood and increase the capacity of your memory. It reduces stomach and digestive problems and reduces flatulence.
Dandelion tea contains a large number of minerals and vitamins. It reduces fluid retention, swelling and pain caused by arthritis. It is also beneficial for liver function and improves digestion.
This tea detoxifies the liver, improves digestion and liver function by producing bile.
Herbal teas are not only delicious, but they can be used as natural remedies for many ailments of the body, without having to face any side effects. Drinking herbal tea regularly can help you in maintaining good health naturally.