Whether it’d be summer or winter, you can always find an herbal tea to fit your preference, but did you know different herbal teas have various health benefits? Herbal teas differ from green, black, or oolong tea because they are made from dried fruits, herbs, and flowers instead of the camellia sinensis plant that is used for standard teas. The majority of herbal teas are caffeine free, so they are perfect for anytime of the day, and contain many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The following are some benefits of various herbal teas you may want to try out:
- One of the most popular and well known effects of tea is relaxation. Nowadays, more likely than not you’ll be under some type of stress, so it is important to unwind, and herbal tea is a great natural alternative to medication that can be harmful in the long run. Some options of teas that have relaxing properties include chamomile, lemon balm, peppermint, and passionflower tea.
- Even those who aren’t avid tea drinkers will drink a hot cup of herbal tea when they have a cold and it’s for good reason. The medicinal properties of some teas relieve some of your symptoms and may even shorten the amount of time you are sick. You should opt for Licorice, dandelion, cayenne, or ginseng tea if you are feeling under the weather.
- Herbal tea can be helpful when it comes to aiding digestion as it improves blood flow to the digestive tract absorb gas, and aid digestive tract to absorb nutrients. A few options include chamomile, ginger, and chai tea.