What are the best herbal teas?
Have you ever been sick and were told to drink some herbal tea?
Sounds simple enough, but when you are faced with so many different types of herbal teas, it can be hard to know what which is the best for you!
Herbal teas can have a lot of health benefits, can help settle an upset stomach and may also help to cut down on your caffeine intake.
Best Herbal Teas & Their Benefits
While there are a lot of herbal teas, these are some of my favourites.
Chamomile tea is one of the best herbal teas if you have an upset stomach. Chamomile tea is great for nausea, reflux and abdominal pains, such as period cramps.
I like to drink a cup before bed sometimes as it can also help reduce insomnia and clear your mind before bed. I add a little natural honey into mine to sweeten it up a bit.
Peppermint tea has so many benefits! It's particuarly good for digestive problems and gassiness.
If you have eaten something that has made you bloated or feel really full, a cup of peppermint tea can help ease your stomach. I love having peppermint tea to help wind down at night time digest the food I have eaten during the day.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties which helps to soothe sore muscles and bones. It is also great for curbing nausea, vomiting and motion sickness, and can help naturally reduce bloating.
You can buy ginger tea bags but it is best to use fresh ginger as it is more effective. To make your own ginger tea simmer a piece of ginger root on the stove for 10-15 minutes and then pass through a fine sieve. Add some fresh lemon or honey to flavour it, and you have a powerful combination of ingredients that can boost your immune system!
Milk Thistle & Dandelion Root
Both these teas are great for you because they are gentle liver cleansers, which means they help the liver to regenerate and function at a higher capacity. This is especially important if you have been taking a lot of pain relief medication or drinking alcohol often.
This is the perfect tea if you are coming down with a cold of flu. It helps to ease headaches, cramps, stress and fevers and has antioxidants which help to boost the immune system. Try mixing it with regular black tea or green tea if you don't want to drink it alone.
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant and also one of the best plant sources of Vitamin C. Drinking rosehip tea is beneficial for your immune system and skin and tissue health.
Overall, rosehip tea is an easy way to add an extra health boost to your day.
Try some herbal teas today!
Herbal teas can have so many health benefits and a great way to improve your immune system naturally.
Some herbal teas may taste different when you first try them, but it usually is something that you can get used to. If you need to add a bit of flavour always opt for fresh lemon juice, or if you need sweetness try adding some natural honey.
What are your favourite herbal teas? Let me know in the comments below!
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