The word tea not only refers to brewed adrak wali chai. There are many other tea leaves present which provide many positive benefits as compared to your daily tea. These tea leaves are known as herbal tea. And our Dadi is a fan of them.
The herbal teas are made by steeping or boiling dried flowers, fruits, spices, and herbs. Normally tea is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis and has differing caffeine content. But, herbal teas are caffeine-free. Here are a few popular tisanes or herbal teas which will help you to excel at work.
Peppermint makes you feel more alert and less fatigued. Containing menthol, peppermint tea helps in relaxing the muscles and has anti-inflammatory properties. If you feel any stomach disorder, take a few sips of this tea and you are good to go. It also works on your olfactory receptors. So, if you feel afternoon fatigue, drink peppermint tea.
The health benefits of ginger are just too many. Used while treating stomach disorders and throat infections, ginger tea is incorporated in the diet of many pregnant women. Drink a cup of the spicy ginger tea when you have menstrual cramps and say bye-bye to ibuprofen. Also, there are no chances of ginger causing stomach ulcers, but it readily impacts indigestion and constipation with its various elements.
The “Soothing Tea”, Chamomile is known to have an apple and floral flavor. Recommended to the ones with anxiety, it also helps in easing out the symptoms of insomnia. There are many tests yet to be performed but the ones already done state that Chamomile Tea helps in easing premenstrual syndrome improves blood glucose level, insulin, blood lipids level in people suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Giving your tea a slightly tarty flavor, hibiscus has benefits equally beautiful as the flower. It is seen that hibiscus helps in reducing weight, BMI, and the hip-to-waist ratio. Also, if you want to reduce your bad “LDL” cholesterol and increase your good “HDL” cholesterol, then Hibiscus Tea should be your go-to option. But do take a three-four hour break after having aspirin to prevent any implications.
Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral, a cup of Echinacea is the reason why herbal tea lovers don’t get cold and cough even during the viral season. There are many additional benefits too, such as reducing inflammation and anxiety, controlling blood sugar levels, and lowering blood pressure.
- Lemon Balm
The Lemon Balm tea has been in use for 2,000 years aiding digestion and reducing stress and anxiety. The flavor of this medicinal tea is less pungent than lemon verbena and earthier than lemongrass. Red alert if you take sedatives then drinking Lemon Balm Herbal tea will cause excessive drowsiness.
Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, Rosehip Tea is made from the fruit of the rose plant. A strong astringent, it is rich in Vitamin C and is vital for collagen production. See it’s effects on your wrinkles and glowy skin along with increased immunity.
With an earthy and greeny taste, Passionflower tea is best known for its anxiety-relieving and sleeping aid properties. You can mix it with other herbal teas or add a sweetener for taste.
What are you waiting for now? Brew your perfect herbal tea and enjoy its various benefits.