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Last Guide to Herbal Teas You’ll Ever Need – Part 1

My grandma used to give me herbal teas to help me as a remedy for various complaints. Upset stomach? “Ginger tea my sweetheart”.  Winter cold? “Sage tea of course”. Seems like she knew all types of herbal infusions to help my body heal. 

Since the ancient times, many regarded herbs as highly effective and beneficial. People truly believed that they were “the gift from the Gods”. Not surprisingly, herbs are still used in the modern world. In reality, many of the modern medicines use herbal plants as the basic ingredient. 

There are thousands of herbs available in the wild which are known to have the cure for almost all different types of conditions, no matter how light or dangerous they are. The powers that these herbs possess are no less than magical.

Let’s take a look at ways herbal teas and herbal infusions can help your body heal and transform naturally.

Herbal Teas Are Great For Your Digestive System

At least once in our lives, we have all felt that excruciating pain in our stomach. An upset stomach can cause you a lot of pain. While booking an appointment with your doctor might be a good idea, it is not the only solution…

Herbal teas on the other hand are ideal for making your digestive system perform better. Those herbs will also help in getting rid of stomach aches, gases, and free radicals.

Let’s name few properties of herbal teas:

1. Improve blood circulation throughout the body including the digestive tract.

2. Absorb gases that are prevalent in your stomach and intestines

3. Help you get rid of free radicals and infectious elements that may upset your stomach.

If you are having a problem ingesting food then herbal tea can be your best friend. Why? Because herbal tea strengthens muscles in your stomach and as a result lowers acid reflux. 

The Best Herbs For Boosting Your Digestive System

  • Chai Tea – this tea contains elements like black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon that are known to boost your digestive system.
  • Ginger Tea – ginger can help you stimulate digestive juices which are necessary for breaking down of food in your body. You can consume it right before you start eating your meal.
  • Chamomile Tea – this amazing herb can help in relieving stomach cramps and “relaxing” your stomach muscles. Did you know that Egyptians considered the plant sacred and believed it was a gift from the God of the Sun? Chamomile tea is one of the world’s most popular herbal teas and about a million cups are consumed everyday!
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Herbal Teas Are Great For Your Skin

A lot of beauty brands claim that your skin can be beautiful only when using creams and gels that contain “man-made” ingredients. They point out natural methods or ingredients will not have the same effect…

The use of plant extracts and herbs for skin related issues has its origin in ancient times, with the earliest records originating from ancient China and Egypt.

Certain herbs and plant extracts have “the ability to scavenge free radicals, to protect the skin matrix through the inhibition of enzymatic degradation, or to promote collagen synthesis in the skin. There are some plants that can affect skin elasticity and tightness.”[1]

There are many herbs that can help you improve your skin. Whether its acne, scars, rashes or any other skin problems, some herbs can help you get rid of them without the use of artificial ingredients. 

Herbs That Help To Bring A Natural Glow To Your Skin

  • Lavender Tea – it is a very powerful plant that can boost the healing process for skin wounds. It also helps you getting rid of acne and clear up your skin from different types of rashes.
  • Aloe Vera Tea– the pulp from aloe vera plant can be used to treat skin burn and skin cuts. Tea from this plant has a similar effect but from within. 
  • Dandelion Tea – among the most important compounds in dandelion are sesquiterpene lactone that has anti-inflammatory effects. Therefore, this tea is a great alternative to treat the symptoms of acne.
  • Comfrey Tea– another herb with anti inflammatory properties. It works best on sensitive skin. Above all, it speeds up skin healing process.
  • Sage Tea – it is a type of evergreen-like shrub. According to a 2016 study, clary sage has antioxidant properties that can help prevent DNA and protein damage. This may translate to anti-aging benefits when used on the skin. Another way sage is used is to treat asthmatic symptoms
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It Improves Cognitive Functions

Do you know why many considered tea sacred for many centuries? One of the reasons is the legend of how tea arrived to Japan…

Around 805 AD Zen Buddhist missionaries introduce tea as as medicine because of its meditation-enhancing properties. Zen monks drank tea to keep them awake during the long sessions of meditation. Since then many linked tea with religion. Later on it became a part of Zen ritual.

Gradually tea became popularized in social gatherings outside of temples and rituals.⁠⠀

Herbs and other plant extracts aren’t just beneficial for your physical body but they are also very beneficial in improving your brain functionality. Drinking herbal tea regularly can help you boost your brain functions.

Herbal tea improves blood flow throughout the body. When there is a smooth blood flow all across the body then it can result in increased blood flow to the brain. Therefore, an increased amount of oxygen flowing to the brain results in improved cognitive functionality.

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Herbals Teas That Can Help In Boosting Your Cognitive Functions

  • Ginkgo Biloba Tea – this tea can help in reducing the presence of aluminum chloride in the brain which is responsible for diseases like Parkinson’s Disease and many other brain related disorders.
  • Lemon Balm Tea – it can help in improving the transfer of nerve signals from the brain to other parts of the body
  • Ginger Root Tea – a chemical by the name of prostaglandin is responsible for headaches and migraine. Ginger root tea helps in reducing the amount of prostaglandin in the brain which eventually reduces headache.
  • Gotu Kola Tea – is known to be very beneficial for Alzheimer’s disease. It can also help in boosting cognitive functions like short and long term memory.
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Herbal Tea Can Help You Lose Weight

Are you looking for a natural help to lose weight? Exercises and healthy diet are important to achieve your goals but you can enhance your results with the power of herbal tea. 

Most of us consume tea because of its ability to keep us focused and to improve our brain function. People tend to drink green tea it is known to have weight lose benefits. Studies confirmed that : “Drinking four cups of green tea led to a significant reduction in weight and systolic blood pressure.”[2] 

Another advantage of tea and herbal infusions is that those are calorie- free beverage. With its zero calorie features, it can be a great alternative to water. If you want to maximize the benefits of herbal tea then it is ideal to consume the tea in its natural form. Herbal tea is a great alternative to coffee and other beverage .

Herbal Teas And Infusions That Can Help You In Losing Weight

  • Green Tea – this very well-known tea not only relaxes your body contains catechin and caffeine which can both play a huge role in helping you lose weight. Studies show that “A green tea extract high in catechins reduces body fat and cardiovascular risks in humans”. [3] 
  • Pu Erh Tea –many know it since centuries in China for its weight losing properties. “Consumption of Pu-erh has been thought to possess numerous health benefits including weight-loss, lowering of blood glucose levels, and preventing cardiovascular diseases.”[4]
  • Ginger Tea – consuming ginger tea can help you lower your cholesterol levels. People who regularly consume ginger tea don’t feel as hungry as other people around them. In addition to that, it can also pace up the calories burning process.
  • Peppermint Tea – it can help you reduce unnecessary food craving. It offers you an ideal way to suppress your appetite. This can not only help you in losing weight. You can find out below that menthol calms your body
  • Oolong Tea – many praise its anti-obesity and hypolipidaemic effects. “A study conducted for the period of 10 weeks on mice. Results suggest that oolong tea may be an effective crude drug for the treatment of obesity and fatty liver caused by a high-fat diet.” [5]
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It Can Help You Relax

Ever wondered why some people seem to be calm and relaxed most of the time?  Well maybe they drink the right type of herbal tea. 

Certain herbal infusions can also help relax your stressed body and mind.

Unlike medicines, herbal teas do not have a side effect which makes them a perfect choice to fight depression, anxiety, and stress. Once you reach home, after a long and tiring day, it is a good idea to drink herbal tea to energize and rejuvenate yourself. 

Herbal Teas To Help You Feel Relaxed After A Long Day

  • Valerian Tea – valerian plant is one of the most potent plants when it comes to soothing properties. Did you know that Valerian means in Latin literally “health or well-being”? Valerian root has been used for a century as a relaxing and sleep-promoting plant. As this is a very effective plant, we do not recommend to use this plant in higher quantities.
  • Peppermint Tea – it is known to have menthol in it. Menthol is the most important component of muscle relaxants.
  • Passion Flower Tea – studies show that “the extracts obtained from Passiflora incarnata (passion flower) can be considered as appropriated sleep inducers.” [6]
  • Lemon Balm Tea – this amazing tea not only improves your cognitive functions. The best and the most unique feature of lemon balm tea is that it can help in reducing stress hormones from the body.
  • Green Tea – most people are familiar with green tea due to its anti-oxidant properties. However green tea can do much more than that. This tea is high in Theanine which is a very soothing amino acid. Theanine can help you relax and make you feel better.
  • Chamomile Tea – it is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. We already mentioned its digestive benefits. In addition, it can help fight sleeping disorders and anxiety. 
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[1] Binic, Ivana et al. “Skin ageing: natural weapons and strategies.” Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM vol. 2013 (2013): 827248. doi:10.1155/2013/827248

[2] Mousavi, Ateke et al. “The effects of green tea consumption on metabolic and anthropometric indices in patients with Type 2 diabetes.” Journal of research in medical sciences : the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences vol. 18,12 (2013): 1080-6.

[3] Nagao T, Hase T, Tokimitsu I. “A green tea extract high in catechins reduces body fat and cardiovascular risks in humans.” Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Jun;15(6):1473-83.

[4] Zou XJ, Ding YH, Liang B. [The mechanisms of weight-cutting effect and bioactive components in Pu-erh tea]. Dongwuxue Yanjiu. 2012 Aug;33(4):421-6. Review. Chinese. PubMed PMID: 22855451.

[5] Han, L., Takaku, T., Li, J. et al. Anti-obesity action of oolong tea. Int J Obes 23, 98–105 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0800766

[6]Guerrero, Fructuoso Ayala, and Graciela Mexicano Medina. “Effect of a medicinal plant (Passiflora incarnata L) on sleep.” Sleep science (Sao Paulo, Brazil) vol. 10,3 (2017): 96-100. doi:10.5935/1984-0063.20170018

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