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Are herbal teas good for you?

Herbal teas are also called- "tisanes". Tisanes are drinks made by pouring boiling water on a particular type of dried or fresh leaves, flowers, or spices. Ordinary tea comes from the plant- Camellia Sinensis, which contains caffeine. But most herbal teas do not contain caffeine. Herbal teas have been established as one of the healthiest drinks. By following the correct methods and choosing the right ingredients one can get a lot of health benefits from herbal teas. Herbal teas are good for you. By following a healthy lifestyle and regularly drinking herbal teas- may help you to live a healthy long life.

Herbal teas are good for your health
Herbal teas are good for your health

Herbal teas are a healthy option in modern times- and may prove to be a gift to the health of people around the world. It possesses healthy living advantages like- improving digestion, removing toxins from the body, and maintaining healthy B.M.I. (Body mass index), etc. They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Drinking freshly prepared- natural herbal tea can give you- a calming, relaxing, and refreshing effect on your body and mind.

How herbal teas are good for you?

Herbal teas are good for you, as they have the following health benefits:-

Removing toxins from the body.

Herbal tea help in removing toxins from the body
Herbal teas help in removing toxins from the body

Herbal teas help in removing toxins from your body (detoxification). It helps to cleanse your body from the inside. Detoxification helps lose extra weight and maintain overall health. The exhausted, lethargic, and bloated feelings may be due to toxins and impurities in our bodies. The toxins- remaining present in our body can be harmful to reproduction, metabolism, mental health and may be a cause of cancer in the long run. Few detox tea like- dandelion root, burdock root, fennel seed, ginger, turmeric may help in removing toxins from the body. We need to detoxify our bodies on regular basis with healthy lifestyles and healthy eating habits to lower the risk of diseases.

Anti-aging benefits.

Herbal tea help in slowing down the aging process
Herbal teas help in slowing down the aging process

Herbal tea contains antioxidants that help in slowing down the aging process. It also prevents damage caused by free radicals and helps to restore the age of the cells in your body. Which can ensure glowing, younger, and flawless skin. Teas like- chamomile tea, matcha tea, hibiscus tea can help in slowing down the aging process.

Improving digestion.

Herbal teas help in improving digestion
Herbal teas help in improving digestion

Drinking herbal tea during or after meals may help in improving the digestive process and soothes your stomach. Tea can be a great way to relax and unwind after a meal. It helps the body to metabolize rich foods and can take care of bloating also. The teas that help improve the digestive process are peppermint tea, dandelion root tea, chamomile tea, licorice root tea, etc.

Reduce inflammation.

Herbal teas help in reducing inflammation
Herbal teas help in reducing inflammation

Herbal teas possess anti-inflammatory properties. Ailments like- gastrointestinal distress, arthritis, headache, hemorrhoids can be relieved on regular use. Peppermint, ginger, turmeric, and eucalyptus teas can play a vital role in relieving inflammatory conditions.

Maintaining healthy B.M.I.

Herbal teas help in maintaining healthy BMI
Herbal teas help in maintaining a healthy BMI

Obesity is the risk factor for many diseases like- high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, depression, etc. Herbal teas can play a vital role in helping you to burn fats and boost metabolism. Psyllium husk, lemongrass, and fennel teas can be used to maintain healthy B.M.I.

Strenthening Immunity.

Herbal teas help in strengthening immunity
Herbal teas help in strengthening immunity

Herbal teas are a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins. They strengthen our immunity and prevent us from infections. They provide protection from oxidative stress and lower the risk of chronic diseases. You can get good results in strengthening your immunity by using elderberry, echinacea, ginger, and licorice teas.

Taking care of Nausea.

Herbal teas help in relieving nausea
Herbal teas help in relieving nausea

Herbal teas are beneficial for taking care of nausea and vomiting. Consuming a cup of herbal tea is an effective way to settle an upset stomach with a feeling of nausea. Some teas effectively soothe the nauseating feelings caused by reasons like- motion sickness, chemotherapy, pregnancy, etc. Ginger tea, chamomile tea, honey lemon tea, fennel tea- play an excellent role in relieving nausea.

Stress and anxiety relief.

Herbal teas help in relieving stress and anxiety
Herbal teas help in relieving stress and anxiety

Chamomile tea plays a vital role in relieving stress and treating insomnia. It soothes the mind and releases chemicals in the brain that fight stress and depression. It works as an antidepressant. Mint tea, lavender tea, rose tea also helps in relieving stress and anxiety.

Which herbal teas are good for your health?

Herbal teas are good for your health. They are being used as natural remedies for curing various health problems for the last so many years. Following are the few herbal teas that are good for your health.

Chamomile Tea.

Drinking chamomile tea may have calming effects and induces sleep. Few studies have shown that chamomile tea improves sleep quality and reduces the symptoms of depression. It also possesses- antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and hepato- protective properties. Chamomile tea may also help to relieve premenstrual symptoms, high blood sugar, high lipid levels.

Peppermint Tea.

Peppermint tea is beneficial for keeping the digestive tract in healthy condition. It is also known to possess antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. However, more studies are needed on this. Studies have found that peppermint oil is effective for relieving irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.

Ginger Tea.

Ginger tea helps to reduce inflammation and strengthens the immune system. It is very effective in relieving nausea. Studies have found that ginger tea relieves nausea associated with early stages of pregnancy, motion sickness, and chemotherapy during cancer treatments. Some evidence suggests that ginger may also help to reduce pain during periods. It has been found in studies that ginger is as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like- ibuprofen in relieving pain during periods.

Hibiscus Tea.

Hibiscus tea is prepared from hibiscus plant flowers. Hibiscus tea has been shown to reduce high blood pressure. More studies are needed on this. It may help to reduce oxidative stress. The use of hibiscus tea along with certain diuretic medicines and aspirin should be avoided.

Echinacea Tea.

Echinacea tea is considered to be one of the healthiest tea. It is helpful in treating and preventing- cold, flu, respiratory conditions, bladder infections, ear infection, arthritis, allergy symptoms, premature aging, and exhaustion. It may also have anti-cancer properties. People allergic to echinacea may use it with caution.

Rooibos Tea.

Rooibos tea comes from South Africa. It is prepared from the leaves or rooibos or red bush plant. It is being used in South Africa for medicinal purposes for a long time. More studies are needed to find the health benefits of rooibos tea. Some evidence indicates that rooibos tea may be beneficial for bone health, and heart health. Rooibos tea may also help to avoid the risk of diabetes and obesity- a risk factor for many diseases. It is also considered good for your skin.

Sage Tea.

Sage tea is prepared from the leaves of the sage plant. Leaves are a rich source of antioxidant compounds like- ellagic acid and rosmarinic acid. It is claimed to be beneficial for reducing obesity and improving hair health.

Sage tea is considered a healthy choice. It possesses several medicinal properties. Recent scientific studies have also started supporting it- as beneficial for brain health. And it is beneficial for cognitive, heart, and colon health also. It was found to improve mood, mental functions, and memory in healthy adults.

Lemon Balm Tea.

Lemon balm tea contains properties, that can promote good health. It has a soothing light lemony flavor. As per a small study conducted on 28 people. People involved in the study were given either barley tea or lemon balm tea. The people who were given lemon tea showed an improvement in the elasticity of their arteries. Stiffness of arteries may lead to cardiovascular diseases. Further, a number of studies have shown that consumption of lemon balm tea improved mood and showed an improvement in mental performance. More studies are needed. It can also help in relieving stress and anxiety. With several potential health benefits, it is a good addition to your herbal tea collection.

Thus adopting a healthy lifestyle, good eating habits, and consumption of herbal teas are good for your health. For your health-related problems, please consult your healthcare provider.

For awareness purposes only.

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Surinder Bhalla

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