Herbal Tea: Types and Effects

Herbal Tea: Types and Effects

Tea can have several positive effects on the body and especially herbal tea. But before we dive into the different types of herbal teas and what may work for you, it’s best to understand the effects of herbal tea and why it’s so well known and loved among many people.

Understanding tea

Other types of tea such as black tea or oolong tea are made from Camellia sinensis plants and they aim to boost your metabolism, help reduce weight and more. Unlike these teas, herbal tea is made from dried flowers, herbs and spices and they aim to boost the immune system, soothe your mind, ease pains in the body and help you relax.

Herbal tea can help boost your immune system. It contains vitamins and antioxidants that help get rid of free radicals (they are unstable molecules that cause damage to cells) and helps battle against conditions such as heart disease and more.

 Inflammation may occur due to external or internal injuries such as bacteria or toxins and herbal tea has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the level of inflammation. Inflammation can cause pain and stress to cells so herbal tea such as Chamomile tea, helps reduce pain and soreness.

Herbal tea has many other effects too including helping the digestive system by relieving constipation or indigestion, helping you relieve your anxiety and sleep better at night, helps fight infections and lowers the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart diseases. Additionally, it is also free of calories. Although tea is not always a permanent alternative to medicine and pharmaceutical drugs, you can have a cup of tea daily to help strengthen your body and stay healthy.

Different types of herbal tea

Well, Australian Herbal Tea such as Chamomile is famous for having a positive effect on the body. Chamomile tea in specific has anti-inflammatory effects and helps you have better quality of sleep. It helps reduce stresses and anxiety which helps maintain your mental health as well.

Dandelion tea is different as it helps remove excess water and reduce bloating. This is what we call a diuretic, it helps increase urine production to get rid of excess water in the body and reduce blood pressure too. This tea is high in potassium that helps the kidney to remove toxins from the body.

Similar to chamomile tea, rose tea helps reduce anxiety and stress as well. Additionally, it helps soothes menstrual cramps naturally to ease the pain a little and improves digestion. Rose tea stems from the leaves of the plant Rosa gallica which is used Chinese remedies to alleviate menstrual pain.

Hibiscus tea is rich with minerals and vitamin C therefore it can help boost your immunity. Hibiscus tea unlike others, is also known to reduce cholesterol levels by increasing the level of good cholesterol (HDL) and lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL). Lowering cholesterol levels can help reduce the risk of developing heart and cardiovascular diseases.

Other types of herbal tea include Cayenne tea (good for sore throats or coughs), turmeric tea (good to help soothe pains), ginseng tea (increase immunity and help with the common cold) and more. Although tea has many benefits to the body, it is important to remember tea isn’t the cure to all diseases. It may help alleviate pain or help boost your immune system however it is important to visit a doctor for diseases and conditions that require medical attention.

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