Popular Herbal Tea And Their Health Benefits

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What is herbal tea?

Some herbal tea are very popular all over the world, due to their unique health benefits which have been used for decades.

It has fewer disadvantages because it is caffeine-free, and is made up of dried fruit, spices, flowers, leaves, and herbs.

Herbal tea is considered one of the healthiest drinks which has several benefits like helping in weight loss, promoting gut health, etc.

It has been used for medical uses, by over time human began drinking HT simply for their wonderful taste and aromas.

Here are the top 8 herbal tea which has several unique health benefits which include:

Chamomile Tea

It contains several medical properties, like anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, and anti-spasmodic which prevent chronic diseases.

Antioxidants are responsible for preventing free radicals which are responsible for developing cancer cells.

A 2022 study showed that chamomile tea help improve sleep quality in insomnia patients and relieve headache.

Several studies reveal that chamomile tea reduces anxiety, inflammation, IBD, and generalized anxiety disorder and controls sugar levels.

A study has shown that chamomile tea can help reduce the symptoms of menstrual (period) like pain, and cramps.

Another study found that people who have type II diabetes and drank chamomile tea saw improvement in insulin and sugar levels.

Drinking chamomile tea helps in sleep quality by lowering fatigue, and depression levels in postpartum women (1)

Treat cold and cough, inhaling its stem, and drinking its tea significantly reduce cold and flu symptoms like runny nose and sore throat.

Chamomile tea is considered safe for all individuals, but if you have any medical condition, then you should talk to your doctor.

Green Tea

A 2011 study showed people who drink green tea see their LDL or bad cholesterol reduced which reduces the risk of heart disease.

Green tea helps in weight loss because it is low in calories and high in fibre and water with several nutrients and vitamins (2)

It is considered a leading consumed healthy drink all over the world, due to its weight loss properties.

Improves brain function, because it doesn’t contain caffeine, only natural ingredients that release dopamine but in sufficient amounts.

Here are other health benefits such as:

A 2022 research showed that drinking 4 cups of green tea daily is allied with a 42% reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Tulsi Tea

It is considered one of the most consumed tea in tea in India, due to its health benefits, taste, and its unique aroma.

Tulsi tea is rich in antioxidants which provide protection from free-radical damage, so drinking tulsi tea daily is a good choice.

A 2022 study showed that tulsi tea improves the immune response, prevents chronic illness chance, and is safe for most people (3)

Several studies have shown it protects against liver damage, improves cognitive function in adults, and reduces pain, and inflammation.

Other health benefits such as:

  • Prevent chronic and acute illness
  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • improve gut health
  • reduce the risk of diseases like cancer, thyroid, etc

If are on medicines or have an underlying medical condition, then you should talk to your doctor, as it may interact with your condition.

Ginger Tea

Ginger tea has same as consumed for centuries for its medicinal benefits, and there are several studies that have believed this.

Prevent nausea and vomiting: Ginger tea blocks the serotonin release (responsible for nausea) which is good during pregnancy.

Anti-inflammatory effect: most herbal tea has anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects which prevent disease risks.

Relieve periods of pain: Ginger tea has been used by our ancestors for minor ailments such as periods of cramps, headaches, nausea, etc (4)

A study published by diabetes research and clinical practice reveals that its tea help in improving blood sugar level in type II diabetes.

Help in weight loss: Yes ginger tea helps in weight loss, by boosting the metabolic rate of the body,

Other health benefits such as:

  • Improve blood sugar level
  • reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • boost immunity

Another study showed that people who drink ginger tea are at lower risk of Alzheimer’s and parkinson’s disease.

It’s easy to make ginger tea, simply cut it into slices then dip it into hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, for taste you can add lemon or honey.

Lemongrass Tea

As we know lemongrass tea is well-known for its pain reliever, promotes sleep, and boosts the immune system.

It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and antioxidant properties which relieve illness by triggering stomach issues and, the immune system.

But someone is allergic to lemongrass, so make sure to avoid it, otherwise, it may worsen the situation and lead to dizziness, etc

It is considered safe for most people, but those who are allergic and on medications avoid it because it worsens the circumstances.

Overall, it is the best refreshing drink, which has provided dozens of benefits, and more research is still needed on this.

Lavender Tea

Lavender essential oil

Lavender tea is popular for its unique aroma, and flavour, which overall brings relaxation and calming effect.

A 2022 research journal published by Phytomedicine showed that lavender tea may help in cognitive function in older persons.

Here are other health benefits of lavender oil include:

  • Improved sleep quality
  • reduce stress and anxiety levels
  • improve mood
  • suppress pain

Human studies found that exposure to lavender EO aroma showed a decrease in salivary and cortisol levels (a stress hormone) (5)

In addition, lavender essential oil and sandalwood EO, are best known for reducing anxiety and stress levels (6)

Hibiscus Tea

A 2022 Study Reviewed that Hibiscus Tea may reduce the LDL cholesterol level more than other herbal teas.

In a study where 8 ounces of hibiscus tea was given to participants daily for 6 weeks, the result person who drank tea saw a reduction in high BP, than a placebo.

Some other studies have shown that it also helps in weight loss, like other herbal tea, because it is low in calories and contains water.

However, some individuals should avoid or consult their doctor before consuming herbal tea including:

  • if a person is on medication
  • underlying medical condition
  • pregnant ladies and breastfeeding

Matcha Tea

But matcha tea is high in caffeine compared to green tea, giving it a unique taste, flavour, and smell (3)

It is also high in vitamin C plays a vital role in antioxidants that help promote healthy teeth) then other green teas (4)

Matcha tea increases chlorophyll (boost RBC, helps in weight loss, prevents cancer, has anti-inflammatory effect, heals damaged skin) (3) (4)

Theanine (an essential role in good mental health) reduces stress and improves sleep and cognitive function.

Overall, it is a good source of caffeine, theanine, and antioxidants, which improve memory, boost metabolism, prevent cancer risk.

Down Line

Stress is the most common mental health issue, and herbal tea is one of the best natural or alternative ways to reduce it.

Herbal tea is popular for various reasons, like is natural, easily available like tusli, prevents disease, and offers several health pros.

If you have an underlying medical condition, then you should consult your doctor, because it may interact with your medicines.

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