Herbal teas have been consumed since ancient times. Even today, tea lovers make a ritual of drinking tea and how right they are to do so, because while tea heals their bodies, the ritual of drinking tea has a positive effect on their mental health. Most teas have a lot of health benefits, so it makes sense to drink one or the other regularly or as a course. I also drink a wide variety of teas.
I almost always escape winter illnesses, perhaps thanks to sipping rosehip and hibiscus tea in the evenings. Sometimes I add wild berry, wild cherry or raspberry tea to these teas. Chickweed tea lowers my cholesterol, echinacea boosts my immune system, I reach for lemongrass tea when I’m feeling stressed, and lungwort tea helps me get through the spring pollen season. I also drink other teas. I drink the enjoyment teas on a daily basis and the herbal teas as a course of treatment, and I have to say that they have worked for me so far. I hope that I will not need to take any medication in the future, as herbal teas are also very effective in alleviating and eliminating certain health problems. Let’s look at some very useful herbal teas from my treasure trove.
Peppermint tea is one of the best teas for digestive complaints. The herb is very useful for bloating, increased intestinal gas and abdominal and stomach cramps. It is also regularly recommended for people suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Peppermint contains menthol, which helps relieve digestive upset and relaxes muscles.
Regular consumption of black tea reduces oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Its caffeine content enhances alertness, but it also has an outstanding sedative effect. It also contains high levels of polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties and may protect against cancer. Black tea not only reduces the risk of dementia but also the risk of stroke.
Chamomile tea contains, among other things, a flavonoid called apigenin, which has a calming effect by binding to receptors in the brain and is also responsible for better sleep.
Green tea increases fat burning and boosts metabolism. And its antioxidants can be a good friend during weight loss.
Purple loosestrife tea is very useful in fighting colds and other respiratory infections. Because it increases the number of white blood cells, it also strengthens the immune system and makes it more effective in fighting pathogens that cause various infections and diseases.