Just over a year ago we published a feature on eight teas to fix your ailments, and we thought that, as this was enjoyed by so many, that we would put together another feature on health benefits from another seven different types of herbal tea for you.
With the popularity of thinking more healthily these days, herbal tea has become even more widespread, and with good reason! There are all sorts of motives you should turn to herbal tea for health reasons, and here are some of the more common herbal teas and a flavour of the benefits they can offer you.
What some consider to be a pesky weed in the garden is in fact positively teeming with vitamins and minerals. If you make a dandelion tea from scratch, incorporating the plant’s flowers, leaves, or roots, or a combination of any of these ingredients then you’re in for a delicious treat! This brew gives many a health benefit to the drinker such as cleansing the liver, encourage digestion, easing constipation, and decreasing fluid retention, as well as lessening the pain and swelling as a result of arthritis.
Did you know that this particular herbal tea is enjoyed through more than 1 million cups? With its pleasant and fragrant taste, chamomile tea is here to help and heal in a variety of ailments. Chamomile eases pains, aches, helps to soothe a colicky baby, will aid the promotion of a sound night’s sleep, or achieve respite from skin irritation.
With its warm and spicy properties, drinking cinnamon tea is simply delicious and also easy to make from scratch. Cinnamon aids the assistance of combating viruses, soothes a stomach upset and also stabilises the body’s blood sugar levels. Cinnamon is also known to be useful when it comes to weight loss and can comfort menstrual cramps.
Ginger tea is the ideal tea to drink when you get the feeling that a seasonal cold is on its way. Feeling nauseous? Ginger tea also stops that! Along with dandelion, it eases the pain of arthritis as well as rheumatism. Additionally, ginger tea lowers cholesterol, and is known to boost weight loss.
Rooibos, also known as Redbush tea, is a herbal tea that is plentiful in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. There is a plethora of health benefits too, from encouraging a relaxed mind and body, to alleviating insomnia, combating headaches, easing an upset stomach, and helping to soothe baby’s colic. You can enjoy this tea either hot or cold, Rooibos can be enjoyed at any time of the day!
This delicious, aromatic herbal tea, produced using the calyces of the tropical hibiscus plant, is bursting with a range of health benefits! Packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants, this sweet-tasting tea is renowned for lowering blood pressure too. Hibiscus tea can be enjoyed either chilled with ice or as a hot beverage, offers a calming remedy, fights off insomnia, assists with keeping weight under control, and combats free radicals.
Red Clover is made from the dried blossoms of the perennial red clover plant, and is perhaps most commonly known for its ability to lessen the symptoms and discomforts of menopause. Brew a cup of red clover to lessen the intensity and frequency of hot flashes. Additionally, drinkers of red clover can benefit from improved sleep, stronger, strengthened bones, and reduced anxiety, to name a few.
Why not try some of these when you’re on a glamping UK holiday? It’s the perfect time to combine nature and nurture for the mind, body and soul!