Herbal teas that boost total body wellness

  • PublishedAugust 12, 2018

Herbal teas can come in variety of tastes and flavors and make a great alternative to sugary beverages like soda that typically add no nutritional value .In addition to being tasty herbal have health-promoting properties.

Here is a list of healthy herbal teas you’ll want to try.

Chamomile Tea 

Chamomile tea is most commonly known for its calming effects and is frequently used as a sleep aid. It is also believed to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and liver-protecting effects. Chamomile tea may also help relieve premenstrual symptoms and high blood lipid, blood sugar and insulin levels.

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is an infusion made from peppermint leaves and is consumed as a tea.

When you experience digestive discomfort, whether it be from cramping, nausea or indigestion, peppermint tea is a great natural remedy to try. Studies have found that peppermint oil can help relieve nausea, cramping, spasms and stomach pain.

Ginger Tea

Nothing beats a cold like a hot cup of ginger tea . Packed with Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals it’s got numerous health benefits . It also helps fight inflammation and stimulates the immune system, but it’s most well known for being an effective remedy for nausea in early pregnancy.  It may also relieve nausea caused by cancer treatments and motion sickness .

Evidence also suggests that ginger may help prevent stomach ulcers and relieve indigestion or constipation. Ginger is also useful in period pain relief .

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus tea is made from the colorful flowers of the hibiscus plant. It has a pink-red color and refreshing, tart flavor. It can be enjoyed hot or iced.In addition to its bold color and unique flavor hibiscus tea has antiviral properties. Hibiscus tea has also  been shown to have a positive effect on high blood pressure . However, it shouldn’t be taken with a certain diuretic medication or at the same time as aspirin.

Rose Hip Tea

Rose hip tea is made from the fruit of the rose plant.

It is high in vitamin C and beneficial plant compounds. These plant compounds, in addition to certain fats found in rose hips, result in anti-inflammatory properties .

Rose hips may also be beneficial for weight management, as one 12-week study in 32 overweight people found that taking rose hip extract resulted in decreased BMI and belly fat.

Rosehip tea is high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Its anti-inflammatory properties may reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis. Studies have also found rose hips effective at fighting aging of the skin and reducing stomach fat.

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