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Why Herbal Tea Is Good For You


Herbal teas are made up of dried herbs, spices, plant material and fruits. They are not like traditional teas which are obtained from camellia plants. Herbal tea is a delicious beverage and can be consumed in any temperature. Researchers say that it is an ancient drink and has been used for thousands of years as found in the history of ancient Egypt and china. Due to its beneficial effect on digestion and immunity it has been used in Asia as well.

Herbal tea is the choice of drink whether you want to feel warm in the cold nights of winter or cool yourself down in hot summer. Health benefits of herbal tea can be observed no matter whether it is taken cold or hot. Herbal teas are known as tisane in Europe.

Drinking of herbal tea brings all the plant benefits in the form easier to digest. Herbal teas are available in a variety of flavors and tastes which make them an enticing substitute to commonly used high sugar beverages. Moroccan Herbal teas are composed of polyphenols which are full of antioxidants providing health benefits to the body in a number of ways.

Antioxidants are naturally produced by the body which helps to fight with the free radicals produced in the body due to the oxidation process. Antioxidants produced by herbal teas help to boost the overall number of them in the body.

Here is the list of herbal teas you will want to try

Chamomile tea

It is one of the most common herbal teas found in the world. It produces a calming effect and is commonly used for a peaceful sleep. Through different studies it was found that drinking chamomile tea for fourteen consecutive days can bring down the symptoms of depression and help to improve the sleep quality.

Health benefits of chamomile tea are not constrained to sleep quality but they also exhibit anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and hepatic protective properties. Some animal based studies have shown that chamomile may help in faster recovery of diarrhea and ulcer of the gut. It also improves lipid and glucose levels in blood.

Peppermint tea

Most widely used herbal tea is peppermint tea. It not only has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anticancer properties, but it also helps to improve the digestive health of individuals by relieving queasiness, indigestion and stomach pain. Peppermint tea is also effective in relaxing abdominal spasms originating from intestine and colon.

Ginger tea

It contains antioxidants with help to fight bacteria and viruses. It has anti-inflammatory properties and seems to stimulate immunity as well but it is widely used as an antiemetic. Nausea during pregnancy can be controlled by it.

Ginger tea is found to be very effective in relieving nausea after cancer treatment. It also proves to be a healthy choice in treating menstrual pain.  According to different researchers, Ginger tea supplements in lowering the blood sugar and lipids level in the diabetic patients.

Lemon balm tea

According to studies lemon balm tea is effective in reducing the stress hormone cortisol. It has no effect on drowsiness and if you want to get refreshed during the day, there cannot be a better tea than this.  

Passion flower tea

It contains the chemical known as flavonoids chrysin which is effective against depression and anxiety. It also helps you enjoy a quality peaceful sleep.

Dandelion tea

It contains a high amount of antioxidants which eliminate the toxins and free radicals from the body and support the immune system in fighting different types of infections. It also has the diuretic property which enables you to flush the toxins and feel fresh and healthy.

Ginseng tea

In Asian countries it has been used for shortening the duration of flu and common cold for centuries. Ginseng tea plays the role in prevention of viral replication.