Herbal Tea Benefits
Herbal tea is surging in popularity thanks to positive publicity surrounding herbal tea benefits and the vast array of delectable flavors available to consumers. When you enjoy a healthy cup or several mugs of herbal tea each day, you are actually consuming an herbal infusion – also known as a tisane – rather than actual brewed "tea."
Herbal infusions look like tea and are brewed in boiling water like tea – yet they do not come from the Camellia sinensis bush, the plant from which all teas are made. Instead, tisanes are made from carefully planned and measured mixtures of botanticals.
Here are some of the suggested herbal tea benefits when consumed on a daily basis.
Allspice is said to help soothe the common cold and relieve upset stomachs
Chamomile is known for its calming attributes said to have a host of anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties that help relieve and ward off a variety of maladies.
Chrysantemum provides a sweet tasting briew and is supposed to help reduce body heat resulting from fever. It also is known to help protect against liver damage and neutralize toxins in the body.
Cinnamon has a calming effect and is thought to support healthy circulation and digestion.
Fennel has been used for centuries as a digestive aid and to soothe upper respiratory problems.
Ginger is a centuries old herbal remedy used to treat a wide range of health concerns from nausea and colds to indigestion and migraine headaches.
Ginseng is believed to stimulate vitality and help the body stay healthy.
Hawthorne has been used to strengthen the heart and increase blood flow.
Hibiscus has shown to help reduce high blood pressure and soothe menstrual cramps.
Lemongrass is used frequently in teas for its calming properties.
Parsley has a diuretic effect and is purported to help with kidney function.
Peppermint is thought to have greater stress-relieving attributes than chamomile tea and help with stomach and digestive issues. It also helps freshen breath.
Raspberry Leaf helps with colds, sore throats, canker sores and diarrhea. In addition, drinking raspberry leaf tea may also keep nails, bones, teeth and skin healthy.
Sarsaparilla is said to promote energy and healthy skin.
Slippery Elm has properties that help relieve stomach cramps and other gastrointestinal problems.
There are a plethora of herbal tea choices available from tea houses and retailers.
In addition to herbal tea benefits, you will find that tisanes are a taste treat and pleasure to drink.
If you are interested in beginning a regular tea regime for medicinal purposes, make sure you familiarize yourself the composition of your herbal tea mixture.
While most herbal remedies are safe, always check with your doctor to ensure that herbs you are consuming complement your prescription medication and are appropriate for your medical situation.
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