Herbal teas have been a part of the medicinal culture for centuries now, with unique and delicious tastes and endless health improving properties. As well as their great taste, herbal teas (which are made with the seeds, roots, flowers or bark of a plant) have powerful antioxidant properties, making them one of the best things to drink daily for a healthy lifestyle!
So which teas are among the best to try first? Here are our top 7 herbal teas you should be drinking to help improve your bodily functions, aid any diseases you currently have and promote a happy and healthy body!
Dandelion tea has been used for centuries as a means to improve liver function, digestion and also to help expel kidney stones. There is also an active ingredient (phytonutrient) in dandelion tea that helps to detox your body and promotes weight loss. Because of is detox properties and weight loss promotion, dandelion is often used in a lot of fitness and weight loss products or detoxes.
If you want to detox your body and prevent or improve cardiovascular diseases, then Hawthorn tea is for you. This tea promotes vascular health and helps to reduce high blood pressure as well as also improving hypertension, anxiety and stress.
Ginger whether in tea form or in its natural form has been used to help with motion sickness while travelling for some time now. It is also great for anyone experiencing nausea. Because of this, it is also used while our bodies are fighting a cold or flu and for reducing menstrual symptoms.
Modern stresses can have a huge effect on our overall health, and as such, we can easily develop conditions such as insomnia or anxiety. Valerian tea has been linked to improving our sleep and helping our body to relax and de-stress. It has also been noted to help neurological disorders, ADHD and seizures.
After a hard day’s work chamomile tea should be your first choice to relax your body and mind. Chamomile tea is also an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal tea and helps to improve digestion, irritable bowel disease and colitis.
One of the main active ingredients in a lot of over the counter cold and flu medication is Echinacea. So it is no surprise that a cup of Echinacea tea can help to boost your immune system and also fight infections. Although Echinacea is not recommended during pregnancy, it is one of the strongest fighters against colds and flu, nasal congestion and also numerous infections such as urinary tract infections.
Peppermint is a herb that not only tastes great but is also used to help indigestion and calm stomach disorders. If you have an upset stomach from something you have eaten (or even a big night out) knocking back a few cups of peppermint tea will soothe your stomach muscles and intestines. As well as this, peppermint tea helps to reduce the growth of cancer cells in your liver and pancreas.