Herbal Tea is one of the oldest beverages and natural remedies dating back to Ancient Egypt & Ancient China. They come in many varieties carrying various benefits that can be positive for your health and improve your life style by just having a cup or 2 a day.
Herbal tea is made from herbs, spices and various other materials extracted from plants which is then boiled in hot water, they usually do not contain caffeine which makes it a very pure beverage. It has medicinal benefits and are often consumed for the physical or medicinal effects they contain, particularly the stimulant, relaxant & sedative properties which can be very beneficial for people who are constantly under stress, suffer from forms of anxiety or just need a little help trying to concentrate.
Another know benefit of consuming herbal tea is for it’s antioxidant properties which can cleanse and purify your body internally as well as externally such as giving you a healthy circulatory system, digestive system, clearer skin and more comfort passing of waste.
Here is brief list of some Herbal teas and the benefits they carry.
Made from the leaves of the small tree Camellia Sinensis this type of tea has many benefits such as a being rich in poly-phenols, a type of antioxidant derived from the Camellia tree. It does not contain any sweeteners or additives and contains extremely low quantities of calories, protein, sodium and fat. It like all teas from the Camellia plant are rich in polyphenols which is a type of antioxidant.
Studies have concluded the consumption of Black Tea has been proven to reverses the effects of dysfunction blood vessels that fail to alter their diameters correctly which occurs in patients with coronary artery disease which is a common type of heart disease & cause of heart attacks.
Coming from the same tree as Black Tea, Green Tea also has many benefits and contains a variety of enzymes, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, sterols, phytochemicals and dietary minerals. There have also been some studies that suggest Green tea can reduce breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer as well as lowering the levels of cholesterol and reduce a small amount of body fat.
There have also been further studies in countries such as Japan that have discovered the consumption of green tea can prevent and decrease the risks of cancers, cardiovascular disease, dementia Alzheimer’s Disease as well as the possibility of preventative and treatment for Parkinson’s Disease.
It contains three times the amount of energy that a highly sugary energy provides but is free form all the bad products or side effects that come with energy drinks.
Like Black and Green tea, white tea is also extracted from Camellia sinensis, sharing many of the chemical properties health benefits it’s family members possess but it is also separated by one major difference in that it contains more antioxidants than the other teas.
White tea contains Catechins which is a group of polyphenol antioxidants that improve the functionality of the cardiovascular system by reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure as well as improving the function of blood vessels which will decrease and prevent the chance of cardiovascular disease.
There have been many studies that have revealed white tea can slow down the growth of viruses & bacterial growth which would reduce ailments such as pneumonia, fungus and dental plaque. It can also help strengthen skin cells resistance to harmful ultra-violet rays by boosting the immune systems.
Further studies on white tea showed high properties of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant anti-collagenase and anti-elastase which has the potential to decrease the chances of contracting certain cancers, heart disease and prevent rheumatoid arthritis.
Peppermint tea is a very well know herbal tea and has been used as a traditional medicinal substance for over ten thousand years. Peppermint is commonly know & used for it’s soothing properties, treating symptoms symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, indigestion, irritable bowel and bloating.
Peppermint is a very good stress reliever as it contains menthol that is a muscle relaxant which can help lower stress and anxiety. It is also beneficial to drink before going to bed as it will help relax muscles prompting a more restful sleep.
During the cold and flu seasons peppermint tea is a very useful beverage to consume as it can clear sinuses and sooth sore throats. People who suffer from hormonal skin problems such as the common condition acne can benefit from drinking peppermint. It can promote a boost in estrogen levels which can help in clearing up acne. Peppermint is also used in aromatherapy which can improve memory and alertness.
Hibiscus Tea is popular as a natural diuretic which is a substance that promotes the production of urine, helping the body excrete certain drugs in urine and can treat drug overdoes or poisoning. It contains vitamin C and minerals making it a traditionally used mild medicine. Further more as natural diuretic is it commonly taken by dieters or people with kidney problems without sugar for it’s beneficial properties.
Study shows that drinking hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure in groups of adults that are prehypertensive & mildly hypertensive. It’s also possible that consuming it daily will control and maintain blood pressure to normal steady rate. Hibiscus Tea also contains bioflavonoids, which are believed to help prevent prevent increase in LDL cholesterol by lowering the build up of plaque in the arteries.