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16 Herbal Teas To Put On Your Grocery List – 17 February 2013

Posted on February 17, 2013 by lucas2012infos | Leave a comment

Herbal teas make for wonderful, low calorie and relaxing drinks.

Apart from having a beneficial effect on health, herbal teas are
fragrant and appealing. Let’s take the mystery out of the herbal teas
and discover together which teas are good for which symptoms.

You may want to copy and print these tips for the next time you’re in the tea aisle, so you can make a knowledgeable selection.

1. Nettle Is made with the leaves of stinging
nettle, named for the tiny hairs on the fresh leaves which can sting the
skin. Despite it’s rough exterior, nettle is one of nature’s best
remedies for an assortment of ailments including anemia, high blood
pressure, rheumatism, arthritis, coughs and colds, congestion, urinary
tract infections, and kidney and bladder problems.

2. Chamomile Tea Chamomile is a popular herb that’s
used in teas worldwide. Chamomile soothes the stomach and relieves
bloating and indigestion. Chamomile also calms the mind and helps people
relax and deal better with their stresses. Some people are allergic to
chamomile and should avoid taking the tea. People who find it hard to go
to sleep should drink a cup of chamomile tea before going to bed.
Chamomile is known to fight insomnia by relaxing the body and the mind,
enabling the person to fall asleep naturally.

3. Ginger Tea Ginger is an energizer and a
simulator. Drinking ginger tea both stimulates and soothes the digestive
system. Ginger has been known to aid people experiencing nausea.
Arthritic people have found ginger tea helpful since it has
anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Peppermint Tea Peppermint is a fragrant herb
that makes for a soothing drink. Peppermint helps you digest foods
better and also reduces flatulence and digestive issues. Peppermint is
prescribed to people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and gallstones
in capsules. A cup of peppermint tea will ease nausea and vomiting,
especially if you suffer motion sickness. If you have heartburn, don’t
drink peppermint tea as this might aggravate your condition. Peppermint
tea brings down the severity of herpes outbreaks. The natural mint
flavor of the herb helps to freshen your breath. Other health benefits
of this tea are control of muscle aches and chronic pain, clearing of
congestion and mild coughs, mild asthma and reduction of stress.

5. Lavender Tea Lavender tea is made out of the
dried purple, pink and white colored flowers that grow on lavender
shrubs. Used as a scented herb for many centuries, lavender’s medicinal
uses have been appreciated and documented for centuries. A cup of
lavender tea can soothe your mind and body, inducing sleep. If you are
feeling down and depressed, a cup of lavender tea can help uplift your

Lavender tea helps sooth and treat flatulence, colic, bowel
infections and an upset stomach. Lavender tea can be used as a wash on
the chest to help reduce cough, bronchitis, asthma, cold and other
respiratory issues. For both children and adults, lavender is used to
reduce body temperature during fever. Lavender also has healing
properties; use a wash of lavender tea to help heal wounds, cuts, ulcers
and sores.

6. Lemon Balm Tea Lemon balm tea is fragrant to
drink and is a very effective tonic to calm nerves and anxiety. Cold
lemon balm tea bags help relieve cold sores, or genital sores caused by
the herpes simplex virus. Mix lemon balm leaves with valerian to treat
anxiety, stress and insomnia. Lemon Balm contains several properties,
which control herpes and also regulate the thyroid.

Lemon balm when mixed with peppermint can calm an upset stomach,
sooth the digestive track and reduce flatulence. Drink lemon balm tea if
you suffer from nerve pain. Drinking lemon balm tea also helps
strengthen memory and brain functions and also uplifts one’s mood.

7. Rosemary Tea Rosemary is not only good for
cooking but makes a healthful and highly beneficial tea. Rosemary can
help your muscles to relax. Additionally, rosemary is an effective
digestive aid as well. If you have gall bladder and liver complaints,
drinking rosemary tea regularly will greatly help relieve your symptoms.
Rosemary tea also relieves cough and mild asthma symptoms.

8. Hibiscus Flower Tea (Sorrel) Dried Hibiscus
flowers are made into a tea that offers very high health benefits.
Hibiscus tea is known to lower blood pressure, reduce high cholesterol
and strengthen the immune system (it’s rich in Vitamin C). Hibiscus
flower infusions have known to reduce hypertension as well, in people
prone to this condition. A recent study reveals that hibiscus tea is
rich in antioxidants, which protect the body against cell-damaging free
radicals. Red zinger tea and sorrel tea contain hibiscus.

9. Green Tea Green Tea comes with such a host of
health benefits, that it’s called the ‘wonder herb’ by tea drinkers and
medical practitioners alike. Drinking green tea lowers cancer risk and
also inhibits carcinogenic in cigarettes and other compounds when
imbibed. Green Tea contains potent antioxidants called polyphenols,
which help suppress free radicals. Green tea also stops certain tumors
from forming. Green tea lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels and
thereby promotes heart health. Green tea also lowers blood pressure,
prevents and fights tooth decay and dental issues, and inhibits
different viruses from causing illnesses.

10. Cardamom Tea Cardamom is an evergreen plant
that’s grown mainly in India and Guatemala. Both dried white cardamom
flowers and the sweetly aromatic seeds are used to make tea. Cardamom
tea has a pungent, sweet and aromatic flavor. Cardamom tea helps treat
indigestion, prevents stomach pain, and relieves flatulence. It’s also
helpful to drink a glass of cardamom tea if you are feeling nauseous.
Cardamom tea fights pulmonary disease where lots of phlegm is present.
It also works as a good expectorant and relieves coughs. If you have
drunk too many cups of coffee, drink a couple of cups of cardamom tea to
help detoxify the caffeine from your system. Drinking a cup of cardamom
tea is helpful for women who experience mood swings during their
menstrual period.

11. Milk Thistle When consumed as a tea, milk
thistle herb, (not as in dairy milk) is a gentle liver cleanser. It
contains properties that help the liver to regenerate and function at a
higher capacity. “Milk Thistle can also assist in the production of
bile, which can help with our digestive process.

12. Rosehip Tea Rosehips are the fruit of the rose
plant and are one of the best plant sources of vitamin C, which is
important for the immune system, skin and tissue health and adrenal
function. Consider reaching for rosehip tea next time you need a health

13. Lemongrass The citrusy tang that comes from the
lemongrass plant is favored in cooking as well as tea. Lemongrass teas
are often served as an after-dinner drink to aid digestion—primarily due
to a substance called citral, also the active ingredient in lemon
peels. Though typically enjoyed unaccompanied by other herbs, it can
also be blended to create lemon-flavored teas like Lemon Zinger.<

14. Echinacea Is widely used to prevent or cure the
common cold. It’s a powerful herb that contains active substances that
enhance the activity of the immune system, relieve pain, reduce
inflammation and have antioxidant effects. The leaves and flowers of the
uppermost part of the plant are the section believed to contain
polysaccharides (a substance known to trigger the activity of the immune

15. Blackberry Leaves Picked, dried in the sun and
infused with boiling water, blackberry leaves are the essence of most
berry-flavored teas. Studies suggest that the leaves contain a healthy
dose of flavonoids, which are known for their antioxidant activity.

16. Hawthorn The leaves, flowers and berries of the
hawthorn plant are used in a variety of peach- and berry-flavored teas.
The plant is believed to contain flavonoid-like complexes that help
improve cardiovascular health by helping to relax and dilate blood
vessels, which increases blood circulation and lessens stress on the
heart. Hawthorn berries are also believed to relieve water retention by
draining the body of excess salt. link to article / / link to original article

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