Herbal Tea Benefits

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What is herbal tea?
Before discussing the herbal tea benefits, it’s important to know what exactly herbal tea is, and what differentiates it from other teas. Unlike other tea, herbal tea is made using more than just the leaves and they don’t come from the plant that all tea comes from, camellia sinensis.

Herbal teas use and combine the flowers, seeds, roots, and bark of plants, creating a wide array of different flavors and health benefits. Another thing that sets herbal teas apart from true tea is that herbal tea often contains no caffeine. Drinking an herbal tea will give you the benefits of the plant it comes from without eating the actual plant itself.

So what are the benefits of herbal tea?
Herbal tea benefits will vary depending on the type of tea that you decide to go for. But there are some general benefits that can be enjoyed from drinking herbal teas. Herbal teas are often very soothing and will help calm your mind and relieve stress. They are great for cleansing the body and giving you a general sense of well being. Most herbal teas are the perfect thing to drink to prepare you for bed since they are often always caffeine free, although it is important to check the ingredients of the tea that you have purchased to be completely sure.
Specific benefits can be achieved by drinking specific teas. We’ve broken down the benefits of herbal tea by some of our favorite kinds.

Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is a great tea to drink to aid the digestive system. Ginger helps with nausea, vomiting and can even be useful for soothing motion sickness. Lemon juice and honey added to the tea creates the perfect mixture for a cold.

Nettle Tea
There are a lot of  benefits when it comes to nettle. Nettle has been linked to treating anemia, high blood pressure, coughs and colds, and even arthritis. It’s also great for problems with the kidney and bladder.

Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is a very popular tea due to it’s naturally sweet taste. One of the greatest herbal tea benefits from chamomile is how soothing and relaxing it is. It’s also a great source of magnesium. Because of it’s soothing properties, it is encouraged to drink chamomile tea before bed if you are having trouble sleeping.

Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea can be used to help with bloating and abdominal gas. It’s also a great tea to drink if you are looking for relief from muscle spasms. Like ginger tea, peppermint tea can also help with the digestive system.

Lavender Tea
Many claim that lavenders scent and soothing properties can help when you are feeling down. It lifts the spirits. Lavender tea is also great for soothing upset stomachs and treating respiratory issues. Applying lavender topically is also a great thing to do for irritated skin and infections.

Chrysanthemum
This tea can be used to help lower blood pressure, It’s also a great tea to drink when you have a cold or the flu. Chrysanthemum has also been linked to aiding with mental alertness as well as improving vision.

Hawthorn
Teas that include hawthorn are great for improving cardiovascular health. Hawthorn relaxes and dilates blood vessels which will increase circulation and relieve heart stress.

Sage tea
Sage is the tea you should drink if you are feeling down and blue. It has an uplifting effect which can improve your mood, so not only is it good for down times, it’s great for those going through menopause or PMS.

Rosehip Tea
This is a great source of vitamin C. Getting more vitamin C into your system means that you will have an improved immune system, and much healthier skin.

Milk Thistle
Reach for the milk thistle tea when you are looking for a liver cleanse. Milk thistle tea can help the liver function better and regenerate. By assisting in the production of bile, milk thistle also helps with digestion.

Raspberry Leaf
This tea is a really good source of Potassium, B Vitamins and magnesium, which makes it a great tea to drink during pregnancy. This tea will also help balance hormones and improve skin. This is a great tea to drink for general women’s health.

Rooibois
Stress relief is one of the greatest benefits of herbal tea and this is another tea that is great for that. It can help with depression and irritability, It’s also a great tea to drink for a healthy nervous system.  Rooibos can also relieve headaches, heartburn, hypertension and stomach cramps.

Lemongrass tea
Lemongrass is packed with a substance called citral, which is great for digestion, and because of that, it’s the perfect tea to drink after dinner or a large meal. Go for the lemongrass tea if you find yourself feeling bloated and gassy after eating.

Hibiscus
Hibiscus tea contains high levels of antioxidants. It’s a great tea for oral health because it helps soothe a sore throat and also gum disease.

Bergamot
You may recognize bergamot as the main ingredient in Earl Grey tea. You’ll usually find bergamot mixed in with other teas, rather than on its own. If a tea includes bergamot, you can expect that it can help you with mild depression and even problems with digestion.

Mullein
Mullein is perfect for helping with mucus membranes and the respiratory system. Use it to help with allergies, cough, and mouth sores, as well as inflammation.

Cardamom Tea
This tea is a really good tea for women to drink if they are experiencing mood swings that can be caused by menstrual cramps. This tea is also great for other kinds of stomach pains and flatulence. This tea can also be used as a way to detoxify from too much caffeine in the system. If you’ve had one too many cups of coffee in the morning and the buzz is too much to handle, grab a cup of cardamom tea instead.