The countless health benefits of herbal tea turn this beloved beverage into far more than a comforting, delicious drink to enjoy with friends or over a good book! From relieving insomnia, to calming an upset stomach, to fighting viruses and infections, and more, herbal teas have so many powerful health benefits.
For centuries, people in every culture have used herbs and spices to enhance the taste of food and drink - and to help and heal their bodies, as well.
Passed from generation to generation, the wealth of information about the healing powers of herbs and spices for our physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual selves continues to hold true today.
These are just some of the many benefits of herbal teas.
Whether you love herbal tea for the pleasurable taste alone or you are drawn as well to herbal tea benefits, the many varieties and health benefits of herbal tea provide you with a plethora of choice! Here are some of the more common herbal teas and a taste of the benefits they can provide.
We love our chamomile tea! Each day around the world, we enjoy over 1 million cups of this healing herbal tea - for good reason! Delicious and fragrant, chamomile tea can help and heal us in so many ways. This amazing brew has topical benefits, as well, and can even be used cosmetically! To ease aches and pains, soothe a colicky baby, sleep soundly through the night, or find relief from irritated skin, steep a comforting cup (or pot) of this age-old medicinal cure-all tea.
Warm and spicy, cinnamon tea is simple to make from scratch and has many health benefits, from fighting viruses to soothing an upset stomach to stabilizing blood sugar. It may also help with weight loss and can ease menstrual cramps. Delicious on its own or blended with other herbs and spices, cinnamon tea becomes even more of a powerhouse when combined with honey. Organic cinnamon tea is a safe, healthy choice that is good for the environment, too! We'll give you some tips on choosing the best cinnamon and how to store cinnamon sticks and ground cinnamon, as well.
This colorful little flower - although considered by many to be a bothersome weed - is actually bursting with vitamins and minerals. Dandelion tea is so delicious made from scratch using the plant's leaves, flowers, or roots, or any combination of these. This tart herbal tea provides many health benefits - it can gently cleanse the liver, ease constipation, stimulate digestion, reduce fluid retention, and relieve the pain and swelling of arthritis. Add some dandelion tea to your bath to enjoy this tea's topical benefits.
Another herbal tea that is easy to make, oh-so-warming ginger tea is the perfect drink when you're feeling chilled or think you may be coming down with a cold. Ginger tea also stops nausea in its tracks, eases the pain of arthritis and rheumatism, lowers cholesterol, and can help with weight loss. Ginger tea has many topical benefits, too.
Tart and aromatic, this herbal tea, which is made from the calyces of the tropical hibiscus plant, is chock full of health benefits! High in vitamin C and antioxidants, sweet-tasting, pretty hibiscus tea is well known for lowering blood pressure. Hibiscus tea, which is lovely iced or hot, is calming, relieves insomnia, helps with weight management, and fights free radicals, as well.
Easy to grow and an aromatic addition to your garden or flowerpot, peppermint can clear a stuffy nose, soothe a sore throat, ease stomach cramps, and ward off a cold. One invigorating whiff of peppermint tea can calm you when you're feeling stressed or anxious. Peppermint tea can also reduce flatulence and bloating - but you may want to avoid this tea if you have GERD or hiatal hernia!
Made from the dried blossoms of the perennial red clover plant, red clover herbal tea is especially well-known for its ability to lessen the symptoms and discomforts of menopause. Brew a cup of red clover tisane to reduce the intensity and frequency of hot flashes, improve sleep, strengthen bones, lessen anxiety, and much more! This colorful tea has many other physical and mental health benefits, too.
Vibrantly colored Rooibos tea is an herbal tea that is becoming more and more popular. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, Rooibos tea has many health benefits - it encourages relaxation, alleviates insomnia, relieves a headache, soothes a troubled tummy, eases baby's colic, and more. Delightful hot or cold, Rooibos herbal tea has a distinctive, pleasant flavor.
Many scientific studies support the health benefits of herbal tea and what our ancestors knew all along - that the special, protective, healing properties of herbs and spices can continue to support, restore, and revitalize our bodies, minds, and spirits today and for generations to come.
There are so many health benefits of herbal tea, but remember to use your common sense when using herbs and spices and drinking herbal teas.
Educate yourself about herbs and spices before using them, and always, always consult your herbal practitioner, naturopathic or homeopathic doctor, or other healthcare professional first before taking any herbal tea to help manage any illness or health condition - especially if you are taking any prescription medication, are being treated for any health concern or disease, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.