What is Herbal Tea Good For?

Tea can provide an enjoyable way to improve your health, helping reduce risk for heart disease and cancer as well as providing relief from symptoms like bloating and nausea. But not all teas are created equal: true tea (such as green and black) differ from herbal in terms of ingredients used, whether the leaves are heated, steeping duration and ingredients added – with Chamomile, Peppermint and Ginger Tea being amongst the best herbal options for optimal wellness.

Although tea refers to many beverages, four are considered true teas based on their origins: green, black, oolong and white teas from Camellia sinensis plants. Their polyphenol content has been linked with improving immune systems as well as reduced risks of cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

Herbal tea differs from true tea in that it does not go through fermentation; rather it involves steeping dried herbs, roots or seeds for an extended period in boiling water to release their beneficial ingredients into the teapot. Chamomile, peppermint and ginger all offer specific health benefits; with Chamomile tea known for its relaxing qualities that may aid sleep; Peppermint soothing digestive issues while ginger providing flavor while providing relief against stomachache or nausea.

As a first time tea drinker, it’s wise to begin with single ingredient blends to avoid temptation of adding any unnecessary sweeteners or sugar to each serving – too much sugar could alter its balance in terms of nutrients and calories.

Tea contains polyphenols in different concentrations depending on how its leaves are prepared: for instance, green tea that has been heated and allowed to ferment longer may provide more beneficial compounds than cold-brewed versions; additionally it’s wiser to opt for caffeine-free options when searching for tea, as the chemicals that process caffeine may strip its antioxidants.

Herbal tea can not only be an aromatic and delectable beverage, but can also help you unwind at the end of the day or improve your memory. Chamomile tea contains ingredients known to relieve insomnia and anxiety as well as postpartum depression. Our Lavender Lullaby herbal tea blend features both chamomile and lavender to help promote restful nightly rest, making it an excellent solution if you struggle with sleeping well. However, please remember that herbal tea should only become part of your diet with medical approval. Licorice tea can interact with certain medications and cause side effects in some individuals; for instance, licorice is often used to treat gout; however, as it interferes with blood-thinning properties of prescription drugs used to reduce high blood pressure or diabetes it should not be consumed by these individuals.

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