Tea is my favorite hot drink ever! I drink it almost every day and I make sure to have different flavors on hand. Not only does it taste great, it’s healthy too. Especially when you take a look at all the kinds of herbal tea. Herbal tea is officially not a tea, because it doesn’t contain any tea leaves. Instead, you brew herbs to get a nice cup of tea. This way, you will drink all the good stuff that these herbs contain.
Make sure to buy high quality herbs or herbal tea, so you will truly notice the benefits of the herbs. Did you know that all these different herbs have a different kind of health benefit? Check out the list below for all the information on healthy herbal teas and their benefits!
Add some mint leaves to boiling water and you have a lovely, fresh drink with some great health benefits as well. It helps when you have cramps and dried peppermint leaves are great to use as aromatic steam when you have a cold.
Ginger is great when you’re having troubles with your stomach, like a stomach ache or nausea. It has been used for hundreds of years and praised for its medicinal effects. To get the best results, slice of a piece of fresh ginger and simmer it in hot water.
Chamomile is a herb that every woman with PMS related symptoms should try, like when you have cramps of feel bloated. Chamomile has a soothing effect. That makes it a perfect herbal tea for the evening, to wind down from a long day. Try it when you?re not sleeping well too 3 to 4 cups of chamomile tea helps when you’re suffering from sleeplessness.
Lemon balm is another herb that’s been used for ages. It?s used as a remedy for insomnia, anxiety and digestive problems. Drinking lemon balm tea can make you feel drowsy, so this is another tip for when you’re having trouble sleeping.
Licorice root tea is great to drink when you’re having digestive problems. It tastes sweet, is soothing and anti- inflammatory. Also, it is used when you?re having a cold or a cough. Please be aware that licorice root tea is not recommended when you have high blood pressure.
You’ve probably used rosemary in the kitchen, but have you tried it as a tea? It helps to calm digestive distress. It also works as an antioxidant, so it fights the free radicals in your body to protect it from harming your cells.
Fennel is a great aid when it comes to your digestion. When your dinner was a bit on the heavy side, a cup of fennel tea can relieve that bloating feeling. You can also drink it when your throat hurts. Fennel has a sweet, anise-like taste.
Stinging nettle doesn’t sound too inviting, but if you use the dried variety you will be safe from getting a rash from the plant. And you should try it, because nettle leaf tea is a detoxing tea that will get the toxins out of your blood and packs a lot of vitamins and minerals like vitamin B, K and selenium and zinc. It’s good to get clear skin too!
Don’t feel limited to only using one of these herbs at once to create a cup of tea. There are a lot of tea mixtures available with all kind of herbs that will taste great and work even better when you drink them together. Like a mixture of chamomile, licorice root and valerian for a good night’s sleep, or ginger and lemon for more energy.
Change it up
A tip I want to share with you is to not drink too much of the same herbal tea at once or for a long period of time. It’s better to change things up now and then. When you feel a bit lazy for example, it’s best to switch your cup of chamomile tea for something more energizing. Are you pregnant? Always consult with a physician before you use herbal tea. Not all herbal teas are safe to drink while pregnant.
And another extra of herbal tea: if you brew the tea in a teapot with a lid, you will experience some sort of aroma therapy when you drink the tea!
What about you?
Lots of love,