More about Herbal Teas and Health

Have you been wondering about herbal teas and health? The topic of herbal tea benefits is becoming increasingly popular as more of us around the world search for natural, effective, affordable ways to boost wellness and help us manage common, everyday health concerns for ourselves and our families and friends. 

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.

And one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to benefit from herbs and spices is in delicious, aromatic herbal teas. 

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If you've been thinking of expanding your herbal tea stash, your main challenge may be in deciding which to choose from the multitude of amazing herbal teas available to us! Keep reading to get to know more favorite herbal teas and health benefits they may provide. (Rather start from the beginning? Go to our Herbal Tea Benefits page for the start of this topic.) 

Hibiscus Tea

Brewed from dried hibiscus flowers, exotic hibiscus tea is a lovely pink color and has a light, tangy-sweet, fruity taste that is delectable hot or iced. Choose hibiscus tea to ease period woes (like cramps), lower high blood pressure naturally, and for a boost in antioxidants, vitamins, and iron. Calming hibiscus tea can relieve insomnia and provide support for healthy weight management, too. 

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Honeybush Tea

A South African favorite, honeybush tea has a taste very similar to its cousin, Rooibos tea. Honeybush has a gentle, sweet flavor, and is a beneficial tea when you have a cough, cold, or flu that just won't quit; long for relief from stomach-ache or nausea; or need some support in relieving symptoms of menopause. 

Jasmine Tea

Jasmine tea has a soothing effect on the nervous system and improves digestion. This fragrant tea will lift your spirits and acts as a mental booster, keeping you calm, yet energized and focused. Keep in mind that jasmine tea is commonly combined with green tea, so it can contain caffeine. Always check labels, to be sure. 

More about Herbal Teas and Health

Looking for more ways to enjoy herbal teas? A quick, easy way to include herbal teas in your day is in tasty, healthful tea smoothies. (Pick up a copy of our Tea Smoothies book for some recipe inspiration.)

Lemongrass Tea

Refreshing, fragrant lemongrass tea can reduce fever, ease a sore throat or cough, and relieve a wide variety of aches and pains, such as joint and muscle pain, headache, tummy aches, and more. It's also an effective mood and confidence booster! Lemongrass herbal tea has a delicate citrus aroma and taste. 

Nettle Tea

Superfood nettle nourishes and strengthens our bodies with protein, amino acids, fiber, and all sorts of vitamins and minerals, and it provides support for the kidneys and liver. If you are feeling low in energy (physical or emotional), need relief from arthritic pain and swelling, or are looking to ease hayfever or allergy symptoms (such as watery, itchy eyes, sneezing, and excess mucus), nettle tea may be a good choice for you (it provides a host of other health and wellness benefits, too). This amazingly versatile herbal tea is great for hair health, as well, and is a lovely addition to an herbal tea bath

Parsley Tea

Another immunity-boosting tea, parsley tea is chock-full of antioxidants and vitamins. This herbal tea is a natural diuretic, enhances kidney function, and helps to relieve bloating and digestive upset. 

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Passionflower Tea

Sipping passionflower tea can help to calm a racing mind. This popular night-time herbal tea is a beneficial addition to your bedtime routine, as it eases stress and anxiety and gently encourages you to fall asleep.

Peppermint Tea

Easy to grow and an aromatic addition to your garden or flowerpot, peppermint can clear a stuffy nose, soothe a sore throat, ease a troubled tummy, and ward off a cold. Enjoying peppermint tea can help to control hunger pangs and curb snacking. One invigorating whiff of peppermint tea can calm you when you're feeling stressed or anxious, and the uplifting feeling this herbal tea provides makes it a good choice to have in the morning in place of coffee or before exercising. It's a very effective natural breath freshener, too.

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You'll love peppermint tea served hot or iced, and, for relief from the pain and discomfort of head or chest congestion, why not try a therapeutic peppermint herbal tea steam?  

We're not through yet... Keep reading to discover more favorite herbal teas and health benefits. 

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Why not try...

  • Something new! Treat yourself to a new herbal tea once every month or two. Not only will you expand your palate, but you will enjoy more herbal teas and health benefits, too. 
  • Organic herbal tea, which provides all of these benefits and more - free from harmful chemicals, it's also better for our environment. 

Which is your favorite herbal tea? We'd love to hear - please drop by The Tea Talk on Facebook to share your tea comments and tips with our tea-loving community! 

And, for more herbal tea inspiration and ideas, browse through our Herbal, Spice, and Fruit Teas board on Pinterest. You'll find all sorts of recipes, tips, and information about herbal teas and health. 

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