Chamomile Tea – Chamomile is a herbal plant whose dried flowers are infused into hot water. It has been consumed for centuries as a natural remedy for numerous health conditions like haemorrhoids, anxiety, insomnia. Its antioxidants may also help combat complications from diabetes, like loss of vision and nerve and kidney damage, and stunt the growth of cancer cells. It is good for sleep, cold, sore throats and the heart.
Chamomile flowers infused to make Chamomile tea | Image : Unsplash
Peppermint Tea – This tea is prepared by infusing peppermint leaves in hot water. Doing so releases essential oils that have antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. They can benefit one’s immune system and help fight any sort of infection. It can also help relieve menstrual cramps, stomach upsets and headaches. Additionally, the tea is good for memory as it boosts brain power and also increases energy.
Peppermint leaves infused to make Peppermint tea | Image : Unsplash
Ginger Tea – Traditional drink made by grating fresh ginger in boiling water. It provides relief from motion sickness, manages BP and may help to manage weight. A cup of ginger tea a day can help your digestive system and prevent indigestion, nausea, and heartburn. It also has cancer-fighting properties and relieves pain and inflammation.
Ginger is grated to prepare Ginger tea | Image : Unsplash
Cinnamon Tea – Cinnamon sticks are either steeped in boiling water, or ground into a powder that can be used to make this tea. Antioxidants in this tea help to fight against free radicals that damage cells and make heart disease and cancer more likely. It further can reduce inflammation and blood sugar levels, improve heart health and help with weight loss. Some also find relief during PMS and menstrual cramps.
Cinnamon sticks are stepped / ground to make Cinnamon tea | Image : Unsplash
Hibiscus Tea – It is also called roselle or red tea. Dried hibiscus flowers (that are rich in antioxidants) are steeped in hot water to make this tea. Hibiscus tea helps to reduce the risk of developing health complications such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Drinking 3 cups of it in a day is said to reduce blood pressure levels and cholesterol. It also promotes weight loss and promotes metabolism and liver health. Rich source of iron and vitamin C.
Hibiscus flowers are infused to make Hibiscus tea | Image : Unsplash
Lemongrass Tea – Lemongrass adds a citrusy, zesty zing to tea blends. It is considered a panacea to several health conditions as it is rich in antioxidants and antimicrobial properties. It contains substances that relieve anxiety, cramps, indigestion, inflammation, bloating and cold. Lemongrass tea is also good for the heart and boosts oral health.
Lemongrass is steeped to make Lemongrass tea | Image : Unsplash
Lavender Tea – Lavender is a popular ingredient in herbal tea blends for a soothing floral note. Lavender blossoms are harvested and dried before being blended with loose leaf tea and other herbal ingredients. A small quantity is enough to infuse the flavour. This tea improves sleep quality, soothes stress and boosts immunity. Further, it relieves one of headaches and period pain.
Lavender is steeped to make Lavender tea | Image : Unsplash
Sage Tea – Sage is a member of the mint family. It is infused in hot water to prepare sage tea. It is abundant in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. It is said to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes and heart diseases.People have used this herb for centuries for issues that include stomach problems, sore throats, depression, and memory loss.
Sage is steeped to make Sage tea | Image : Unsplash