I know you’re looking for natural ways to improve your health. Many people drink tea made from herbs to help improve their health. The benefits of drinking herbal teas will depend on the tea you choose. However, many herbal teas share some of the same health benefits.
Some of the best herbal teas to use for health benefits include peppermint, ginger, thyme, hibiscus, dandelion, chamomile and Matcha. Below you’ll discover five of the main health benefits of tea made from herbs and most herbal teas will provide at least two or three of these benefits.
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Benefits Of Drinking Herbal Teas
1. Herbal teas keep you hydrated
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Instead, you can quench your thirst and keep your body hydrated by drinking hot or iced herbal tea. The great thing about these teas is that they are all natural with no artificial flavorings or sugars.
Some of these herbs, such as the hibiscus for example, help cool down your body quickly and they act as a diuretic to flush toxins out of your body. This makes hibiscus a great tea for those hot, smothery days when you need to replenish the fluids within your body quickly.
2. Herbal teas promote healthy digestion
Peppermint, ginger and dandelion teas are known for promoting healthy digestion. Some herbal teas will help the body maintain the right amount of bile flow. Others will ease symptoms of acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. Learn more about the importance of healthy digestion and you’ll understand why you should do all you can to maintain a healthy gut.
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3. Herbal teas help you sleep better
Traditional Medicinals Tea Chamomile Lvndr Or Most herbal teas such as chamomile and peppermint have mild sedative properties that help you relax. They put your mind at ease so you don’t feel stressed or anxious. As a result, drinking herbal tea before going to bed can help treat insomnia by helping you relax, fall asleep faster and rest more peacefully.
4. Herbal teas help you maintain a healthy weight
Since most of these herbal teas improve digestion, they may also help you maintain a healthy weight. Some herbs such as hibiscus will slow down the production of amylase, which turns the glycogen and starch in high carbohydrates into sugars. On the other hand, dandelion and other herbs used to make tea act as a diuretic. They increase urination to flush out toxins and to eliminate water gain. Both of which will help you lose weight.
5. Herbal teas strengthen immune system
Some herbal teas such as peppermint and chamomile help to strengthen your immune system. They contain vitamins and minerals that give your body the boost it needs to fight off many illnesses naturally. They also have antibacterial properties that fight off the bacteria and viruses that cause respiratory problems, which include cold and flu symptoms.
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Risk Factors to Consider
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All green teas have trace amounts of lead in them. Normally, they are still safe to consume. However, if you’re drinking Matcha tea, which has a high concentration of lead, then you must limit the amount you drink to one cup per day. For these reasons, you must research the herb you plan to use so you know what health benefits they offer, along with any possible side effects. This will help you choose the best herbal teas for your needs.
It’s also a good idea to consult with a professional before using herbal tea to treat health problems to make sure they are safe for you to consume. Some herbs will have a bad reaction when used with certain medications and some may be harmful if you’re pregnant or nursing.