What is Herbal Tea?
Herbal tea, despite its name, is not made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis, but rather a healthy brew of herbs and flowers. Due to the absence of caffeine in herbal tea, its health benefits are abundant and range from relieving stress to lowering blood pressure. The origin of this herbal infusion, as it should be rightly named, dates to ancient Egyptian and Chinese periods where it was mainly used for medicinal purposes.
Herbal Tea Improves Digestion
Herbal tea is known to reduce the effects of indigestion and bloating, as it aids in breaking down fats. The phenols present in herbal teas strengthens muscles in your stomach and esophagus thus reducing the build-up of acid reflux and helping with heartburn. Generally, teas also enable your digestive tract to absorb more nutrients. Herbal teas like cinnamon, camomile, peppermint and ginger tea are some of the best teas that are known to improve digestion. Ginger tea helps stimulate digestive juices that cause the breakdown of food, due to the presence of phenols gingerol and shogaol; try Dilmah’s Rooibos Cinnamon, Turmeric, Ginger & Nutmeg Infusion; that’s packed with a range of health benefits.
Herbal Tea Boosts Your Immune System
Herbal teas are packed with antioxidants and vitamins, which are great to fight infections and diseases. It is also known to reduce the risk of chronic disease and protect against oxidative stress. The healing properties present in the variety of herbs used to create herbal tea is also known to aid in curing the common flu; like a cup of hot herbal tea will clear out nasal passages or soothe an irritated throat with Exceptional Pure Peppermint Leaves by Dilmah, as menthol is a perfect muscle relaxant.
Herbal Tea Relieves Stress and Anxiety
If you’re feeling stressed out or anxious, a freshly brewed cup of herbal tea like Camomile tea is known to soothe and calm your mind. It is generally consumed as a bedtime tea to induce sleep, especially in cases of insomnia. Dilmah’s Camomile Flowers infusions are delicate, aromatic and light, making the perfect relaxant. Peppermint tea, on the other hand, is the ideal muscle relaxant due to its methanol content, which encourages the body to relax after a stressful day.
Herbal Tea Prevents Chronic Diseases
High in antioxidants, herbal teas work in eliminating free radicals in the body while also preventing oxidative stress. According to research, the presence of polyphenols in tea has an impact on lowering the development of cancerous cells in the body. Herbal teas, especially in Asian countries have been used to treat high blood pressure and diabetes. Flavonoids, polyphenols, and tannins that are present in herbal teas have a direct impact on improving your health.