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Types of Herbal Teas & Their Benefits
Date : 10/02/2022

No, this is not the kind of ‘tea’ you want to spill. Why would you be spilling tea if you can drink it and gain lots of benefits from it? 

But what is herbal tea? Are they any different than the normal tea? Fun fact, herbal teas are not true teas which can be green tea, black tea and oolong tea, that are brewed from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, known as tea plant. 

Herbal teas are entirely caffeine free and are made from dried fruits, herbs, spices or flowers, hence, they can come in variety of tastes and flavors. 

Did you know that herbal teas have been used as natural remedies for a variety of ailments for centuries? Here is the list of beneficial herbal teas for you to check them out! 

  1. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is mostly known for its calming effects and has unique properties that may benefit your quality of sleep. It contains an antioxidant that binds to certain receptors in your brain, called apigenin, which can help to promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia. 

Not just that, but chamomile tea may also help in relieving premenstrual symptoms and high blood lipid, blood sugar and insulin levels. Say no more to menstrual cramps! 

  1. Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is one of the most frequently used herbal teas in the whole wide world. It is popular for their benefits in relieving digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating and indigestion. 

Besides that, if you are looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth but at the same time you would want to lose some weight, peppermint tea is for you! It is calorie-free and has a pleasantly sweet flavor. 

Some studies have found that the peppermint oil found in the tea may help to also relieve nausea, cramping, spasms and stomach pain. 

  1. Sage Tea 

Besides known for its medical properties, some scientific research has found that sage tea may support several health benefits, especially for brain health. It is widely used to boost mood, improve memory and help to prevent brain-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s. 

Sage tea contains high level of rosmarinic acid that may help to prevent the formation of the amyloid plaques that form in the brain which linked to Alzheimer’s progresses. In fact, sage tea may also decrease your risk of heart disease by improving your triglyceride and cholesterol levels. 

  1. Lemon Balm Tea 

If you love lemony flavor, this is a good choice of tea for you! Preliminary studies show that drinking lemon balm tea can help to improve the elasticity of the arteries. Having stiff arteries is considered a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and mental decline. 

 It is also proven that lemon balm can improved your mood and mental performance while the extract helped to reduce stress and anxiety. 

  1. Rose Hip Tea 

From the name of it, of course, this tea is made from the fruit of the rose plant. Rich in vitamin C and beneficial plant compounds, rose hip tea has the ability to reduce inflammation in people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. 

A scientific research shows that rose hips can fight skin aging by reducing the depth of wrinkles around the eyes and improved moisture and skin elasticity of the face. 

These herbal teas are no doubt comes in a very unique and flavorful tastes, and what is more important that they are free of sugar and calories! 

Whether you are a tea lover or not, you should give yourself a try with these herbal teas! 

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