As far as health benefits are concerned, herbal teas come with their own fair share of health benefits. These teas have been around for a long time and apart from the fact that they all have different taste, they all contain antioxidants which are medicinal.
They come in dry or fresh forms and are mostly bagged with each tea having its own unique health benefits. Check out these three types of herbal tea and how to use them.
- Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea does a good job in improving one's digestion as it soothes the stomach muscles and intestines, lessening muscle spasms and bloating. Peppermint tea is also effective in tackling stress and is used for weight loss, halitosis (bad breath) and more. It also does a good job in refreshing the entire body system and aids bowel movement as well.
- Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea has been known to tackle insomnia as well as boost immunity and reduce muscle pain. It is also effective in reducing menstrual pains in women, reduce stress as well as balance the body's pH levels and more.
- Ginger Tea
Ginger is very medicinal and the health benefits of ginger tea cannot be overemphasized. Ginger tea contains anti-inflammatory properties which make it very effective against arthritic pain (joint, neck and muscle and body pains). According to studies, taking ginger tea often helps to lessen pains associated with arthritis.
Check out how to make these herbal teas;
- Boil the herbs or place bagged tea (dependent on the form) into a pot of hot water for about 5-10minutes.
- Strain the water (only when you boil the herbs)
- Leave to cool a bit and drink
Drinking up to three cups of herbal tea on a daily basis is never a bad idea.
P.S: People who have a history of heartburns and other medical issues can react adversely to herbal tea so it is always advisable you monitor the effect of the tea on your body if you have any medical condition.