Herbal Tea: A Miraculous Drink
Food Marketing & Technology - India|November 2020
INTRODUCTION Around the globe, Tea is the most widely consumed drink after water and herbal teas is proven to be one of the healthiest beverages loaded with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.
Dr. Tarvinder Jeet Kaur

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:

IMMUNE SYSTEM:

Showing antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory effects

Fight against infection

Protects and relieves common respiratory ailments

Protects against oxidative damage

INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM:

Prevents radical damage

Anti-ageing

Maintain flawless skin,

Prevent allergies

RENAL SYSTEM:

Helps in scavenging toxins

Acts as diuretics

Helps to maintain proper kidney health

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM:

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

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM:

Soothes stomach, nausea, and vomiting issues

Acts as an appetite suppressant

Helps to boosting metabolism

NERVOUS SYSTEM:

Stimulates brain function

Improves alertness

Relieves stress and anxiety

Relieves headaches

Relieves insomnia and improves a good night sleep

Acts as an anti-depressant

Prevents brain deterioration

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM:

Reduces and relieves menstrual discomfort

Reduces menopause discomfort and complications

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM:

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:

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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