Health Benefits of Herbal Tea
The benefits of herbal teas are as numerous and varied as the herbs themselves. Knowing which benefits you may like to achieve – such as sleeping better, soothing joint pain, or overcoming sluggishness – can help you narrow down the list of options and choose the right herbal blend for your individual needs.
One of the main reasons why herbal tea is so celebrated is because it allows people to reap the health benefits of various herbs, spices and plants through a format that is easy to consume and digest. Most people would find it quite difficult (and not particularly pleasant) to consume healthful ingredients like cinnamon or lavender in their raw form. But by steeping them into a tasty warm beverage, you can easily add these spices and flowers into your diet on a daily basis in a way that is both enjoyable and sustainable.
So, exactly which health benefits do herbal teas deliver? Chamomile tea is known for its calming effect; dandelion tea is known to soothe upset stomachs and aid in digestion; and reishi mushroom tea and red rooibos tea are known for their high concentration of antioxidants.* Ginger, ginseng, turmeric, cinnamon, holy basil, rosehip and ginkgo biloba are examples of other herbal tea varieties, each having their own unique health benefits.*
Some teas may help soothe cold symptoms, while others may help to relieve stress.* In other words, there is an herbal tea to complement every lifestyle, every taste preference, and every wellness goal.
As always, if you have questions about specific herbs it’s recommended to consult with your doctor before sipping.
The Tè Spot suggests that you follow up with your primary care physician before trying any herbal supplements!