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What’s better than a nice cup of tea to boost and energize you? Aside from its delicious taste and lovely scent, the health benefits of herbal tea are endless. Whether you want to soothe your tummy or calm your nerves for a better night’s sleep, you can count on your favourite flavour to get you there. The best part is that you can find the perfect cup of herbal tea for any occasion – and you can be sure to get in your source of vitamins and minerals while you’re at it.
Herbal tea is different because it isn’t actually made or produced from tea leaves. When we say tea, we technically refer to white, green, black and oolong selections. However, when it comes to your herbal infusions, we’re referring to a mix of dried fruits, seeds, herbs, roots, barks, leaves and even flowers that are brewed and steeped to provide an aromatic, delicious and nutritional cup of tea that contains no caffeine. Here are our top three choices of herbal teas and their benefits to get you started.
Chamomile is a popular herb that’s commonly used in tea. Its main benefit is that it soothes the stomach and helps with indigestion and bloating. In addition, it calms the mind and helps with stress, relaxing the body. Many people with insomnia, anxiety and sleeping disorders use chamomile tea as a natural sleeping aid.
Ginger is known for many of its qualities. Whether you want to combat your stomach discomforts, fight a cold, reduce pain and inflammation or combat morning sickness, ginger is your friend. In addition, it’s known to help the body fight against common respiratory problems, strengthen immunity, and even reduce the chance of cancer. Drinking ginger tea stimulates and soothes the digestive system and can help a lot with nausea and motion sickness. Add a teaspoon of organic honey and enjoy a cup of tea that you know will make you feel better.
Peppermint is a favourite for many people. The fragrant and fresh herb helps digest food better, reducing digestive issues and discomfort. A lovely fresh cup of peppermint tea will ease nausea, control muscle pain and even reduce stress. The herb is easy to grow, and you can make your very own cup of herbal peppermint tea. If you want a boost, you can always add fresh peppermint leaves to a cup of black tea. This way, you enjoy a caffeinated drink with the benefits of the herbs.
Despite the benefits of herbal tea, women experiencing pregnancy face some restrictions. Check out our blog on tea options for future moms – enjoy your favourite cup without having to worry about a thing. Don’t forget to share your comments with us. Connect with us on social media and let us know what you want to read about next.