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Health Benefits of Herbal teas
HERBAL MEDICINE

Health Benefits of Herbal teas

Winter is the time we all snuggle up with a blanket around the heater with a warm cup of tea. However why do the majority of us drink tea around winter time?

Tea is one of the most appreciated and widely consumed drinks in the world. Being a pleasant, low-cost beverage that has no calories, tea has a unique set of natural chemicals that provide various health benefits.

Overall, tea is one of the most versatile beverages. It can be drunk hot, at room temperature or even as an iced tea. The variety of teas has grown, have you ever considered the health benefits of some of the most readily available teas?

Nausea is a common symptom we experience at some time; this may be due to motion sickness, morning sickness or the feeling of ill health. Ginger has been known to aid people experiencing nausea and  may also help stimulate and soothe the digestive system.

Bloating and flatulence are a common symptom many people with digestive upsets may experience. Peppermint tea can aid in calming and soothing the digestive system. It is one of the most popular beverages consumed after dinner.

Current health issues or our diet can contribute to us not feeling at ease. Dandelion tea is a great herb for the liver.  It may help the body eliminate toxins from the digestive system and support overall liver function.

Another popular tea is Lemon balm. Lemon balm tea aids in helping support mood, lifting your spirits and reducing digestive upsets.

Every now and then we may struggle to fall asleep, this may be from a variety of reasons. Chamomile enables your mind  to relax which aids in you being able to fall asleep naturally. People who find it hard to go to sleep should drink a cup of Chamomile tea before going to bed.

Green tea plays a major role in many health concerns. Research conducted, has indicated that Green tea showed major antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.

When it comes to choosing a herbal tea, it’s important to look for a well-sourced product made from high-quality ingredients.

To really get the full benefits from drinking herbal tea, make sure you steep your loose tea or tea bags long enough, this can be between 10-15 minutes, to enable you to get the best out of your beverage.

So next time you’re shopping add tea to  your shopping list. Think of the great health benefits that one simple cup of tea can do for you and your loved ones.

Guest: Adele Ghraiche
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