The term “herbal tea” refers to ‘an infusion or tisane of dried herbs, spices, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, roots or other plant material that contains no Camellia sinensis’. The origin of herbal tea dates to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China, who have been using tea for its great taste and medicinal properties. Vast varieties of herbal teas are available, all with varying tastes and benefits.
Furthermore, herbal tea is naturally caffeine free as do traditional teas, hence can be a great alternative to daily empty calories and caffeinated beverages, while still providing great aroma along with natural immunity booster properties.
In present prevailing scenario, herbal tea is a blessing from nature to mankind as it gives limitless benefits-from refreshment, relaxation to detoxification and protection against chronic diseases and most importantly it is caloriefree. Following are some general benefits it offers to our body:
Showing antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory effects
Fight against infection
Protects and relieves common respiratory ailments
Protects against oxidative damage
Prevents radical damage
Maintain flawless skin,
Helps in scavenging toxins
Acts as diuretics
Helps to maintain proper kidney health
Reduces bad cholesterol
Prevents blood clotting
Helps weight loss and reduces obesity
Improves blood pressure
Improves heart functioning
SKELETAL AND MUSCULAR SYSTEM:
Improve bone health
Reduces pain and soreness
Helps in relaxing
Relieves muscular tension
Soothes stomach, nausea, and vomiting issues
Acts as an appetite suppressant
Helps to boosting metabolism
Stimulates brain function
Relieves stress and anxiety
Relieves insomnia and improves a good night sleep
Acts as an anti-depressant
Prevents brain deterioration
Reduces and relieves menstrual discomfort
Reduces menopause discomfort and complications
Regulates blood sugar and improves insulin sensitivity
Rejuvenates tissue cells
Aids detoxification Helps to prevent chronic diseases
Huge variety of herbal teas are available with their specific medicinal benefits. Some of the commonly consumed herbal teas along with their therapeutic effects are:
Cinnamon tea aids in digestion, improves metabolism and helps in weight loss. This tea has calming properties along with good support for healthy circulation. Improves blood sugar levels and increases insulin sensitivity. It also prevents heart problems caused by high cholesterol and triglycerides. It protects the brain from neurological disease such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s by improving the production of dopamine, which helps to normalize neurotransmitters.
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