Herbal Teas and Their Uses
When people want to start getting healthy, the first thing they look at is their food. They can cut out all the junk add more vegetables, fruit and lean meats but there is even more you can do.
People don’t often think about what liquid they are taking in their diet. They may cut out more alcohol and stop the fizzy drinks, but being on a healthy diet doesn’t mean you just have to drink water all day. People often think to have a healthy diet you cut out certain drinks, but there are plenty of drinks you can take that can help you to be healthy in lots of different ways.
Herbal teas are very good for you and have lots of different benefits. This list is just a few herbal teas and how they can help you.
This tea cleanses the blood, stimulates the liver, which automatically regulates blood sugar levels, and therefore being very good for diabetics. It is anti-inflammatory and has anti-oxidant properties.
This is a very popular tea, especially with people who have insomnia/trouble sleeping. This teas helps to induce sleep and soothe the stomach. It calms nerves, and is generally very good for the immune system, easing flu and cold symptoms
This tea eliminates wind and flatulence. It improves appetite and stimulates digestion, relieving stomach cramps, and soothes sore throats, strep throat and coughs, chesty and tickly.
This tea is particuarly good for easing and possibly eliminating menstrual cramps, and is believed to increase sexual libido. It eases sore throats and coughs, and improves digestion. It also can help with seasonal allergies eg.hayfever and congestion, as well as helping with the immune system.
This tea can easily be made from your own back garden or park. It is high in Vitamin A and C, improving the immune system and giving you similar nutrients to those in oranges and other citrus fruits. It cleanses the blood and improves liver and kidney functions. It can relieve coughs and other respiratory problems such as bronchitis or laryngitis It also can help with diarrhea and constipation.
St.John’s Wort tea
This tea is especially good for relaxation It raises the spirits, by relieving irritability, anxiety and paranoia, and lifting moods. If you are pregnant, DO NOT USE THIS TEA, as it is known as an arbortifacent and may induce labour prematurely, increases the chance of birth defects or miscarriage.
This may be the most popular herbal tea out there.
Green tea has so many benefits. One of the best benefits is helping in weight loss - it increases your metabolism, which aids in losing weight.It also helps with diabetes; it regulates your glucose levels which slows the rise of high sugar levels of in your blood after eating. It is even said to help delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Plus it also helps with the signs of aging and wrinkles.
Passion leaf tea
This tea is made from the passion flower and is again very useful in helping with health and fitness. Some of the benefits known with passion leaf tea are to help with releasing stress and relaxing. It is a very strong sedative and can be mentioned by a doctor as a natural remedy if needed. It also helps with elevated blood pressure, anemia and Parkinson’s disease. Passion leaf tea can also be used to help with mild skin conditions and help wounds, insect bites, cuts and so on. It is also used to help relax muscle spasms, cramps and can treat minor digestive problems such as nausea and vomiting.
This tea contains high vitamin C which helps build your immune system and can prevent colds and infections.
Milk thistle and dandelion tea
These target the liver in particular. Known as liver cleansers, they help the liver to regenerate and function at a higher capacity.
This is one of the easiest teas to make at home.
The benefits of this tea are to relieve abdominal gas and bloating. It also helps with nausea when there is no vomiting involved.
This tea targets the whole digestive system and helps against infections by building up the immune system. It can also help with nausea especially in the beginning of pregnancy and it can help to sooth motion sickness.