Herbal teas are a very important drink to include in your diet. Herbal teas are natural made from plant leaves and roots and they are caffeine free. Here is a list of herbal teas you should definitely add to your diet. They all have varying health benefits and are great for you.
Mint tea is great for you. It contains menthol which is an ingredient in common flu and cold medication. This tea has several benefits:
- Reduces congestion when you are suffering from a cold
- Nausea relief
- Relieves cramping during your menstrual cycle, as well as when you are suffering from diarrhea
- Helps to relieve the lungs of mucus when suffering from bronchitis
- Can encourage sweat production which is the body’s natural way of reducing a fever
It seems that mint tea is the tea to turn to when you are sick. It is very easy to grow and it smells great!
This holiday favorite scent actually makes a great tea. Cinnamon tea does not prevent one type of illness, it prevents three. This tea prevents bacterial, viral and fungal infections. So it is great for your health. This herbal tea can;
- Improve blood flow and circulation
- Reduce sore throat
- Take care of stomach problems ranging from gas, bloating, nausea, discomfort and indigestion
- It speeds up your metabolism which is great for burning calories
Lemongrass is another tea you should consider adding to your diet. Lemongrass is very easy to grow, and it can grow in a pot in your home all year round. To grow it all you have to do is plant the lemongrass you buy at the store, and it’ll be ready in no time. Lemongrass tea helps with;
- Digestion – making everything move more comfortably and smoothly
- Improves blood circulation by dilating your blood vessels
- Prevents water retention which is great because water retention can lead to dehydration
- Calms your nerves and makes you feel less anxious
Rosehips come from rose plants and offer you huge amounts of vitamin C. Vitamin C is needed for healthy immune system functioning, adrenal system functioning, and your skin. Rosehip tea is a more tangy flavored tea but it is really easy to make if you have rosebushes in your garden. Rosehips are at the base of the rose blossoms – they are little balls full of seeds. Just add them to boiled water, and sip away. Along with a high dose of vitamin C rosehip tea is also great for:
- Providing energy
- Healing and repairing your cells and tissues
- Providing minerals – rosehips are loaded with minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium and many others.
Rooibos is a plant than grows in South Africa and it is part of the legume family. Rooibos leaves are full of antioxidants. In fact, drinking rooibos tea can fight the effects of aging, as well as fight off certain diseases. Rooibos tea has several other benefits.
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory for your joints and muscles
- Improves your skin and fights against certain skin conditions like acne and eczema
- Absorbs iron
- Helps with stomach discomfort
- Prevents brain deterioration which could help ward off dementia
Lemon balm tea has a smooth taste and is great for adults as well as children. It has been said that this tea is a great “pick me up” – creating feelings of perkiness and energy. Lemon balm tea is very good for you, it can:
- Reduce nightmares when it is taken before bed – this is the most common reason to give it to children
- Improves your concentration
- Helps digestions
- Helps take away feelings of nausea
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Reduces insomnia
Nettle tea is great for preventing illnesses. This tea is made from stinging nettle. Although the leaves are rough to the touch, they offer several health benefits and actually ward of several diseases. Nettle tea prevents anemia, colds, flus, high blood pressure, bladder infections, kidney problems, and arthritis. This is just an all-around great tea.
Overall, there are a lot of herbal teas out there and they all offer something different. Believe it or not but there is actually an herbal tea out there that will meet any and all of your needs you just have to do some research to find it. Drinking herbal teas is great for you – this list is just the beginning. Go find an herbal tea that you enjoy and drink up!