Herbal Tea health benefits & Types

Introduction

Nowadays with the increasing concerns towards health, many health drinks and beverages come into existence. The market is full of such kind of health drinks and beverages. But before consuming any of such kinds of drinks we should take into consideration the possible side effects or health benefits of such kind of drinks. Here in this section, we will discuss the herbal tea health benefits and their type and advantages and disadvantages and above all how to prepare yourself.

What is Herbal Tea?

Herbal tea or tisane is tea with no caffeine. It is basically the combination of various constituents like dried leaves, fruits, flowers, seeds, nuts, rhizomes, and other plant-derived material with potential health benefits (1).

Health benefits of Herbal Tea

Although there is a huge range of herbal teas. Different types of health benefits are there depending upon the compounds present in the herbal tea. Some of the common health benefits are:

  • Energy-boosting
  • Relaxing
  • Provide antioxidants
  • Healthy heart
  • Pain Relieving
  • Caffeine-free, therefore, have great taste
  • Sleep-inducing
  • Boost immune system
  • Helps in avoid cold and cough (1)

Types of Herbal Tea:

  1. Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is good for digestion, headache, cold and menstrual cramps. 1,8-cineole compound in ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory and treats acute bronchitis.

2. Lemon Ginger tea

3. Honey tea

4. Lemon honey tea

5. Peppermint tea

6. Camomile tea

7. Hibiscus tea

Hibiscus tea is a herbal tea obtained from Hibiscus sabdariffa. The benefits are mainly treating hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

8. Jasmine tea

9. Orange tea

10. Cinnamon tea

11. Cardamom tea

12. Clover tea

13. Rose tea

14. Dandelion tea

15. Lavender tea

16. Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea or Red tea is a beverage indigenous to South Africa. It is obtained from the leaves and stems of the plant Aspalathus linearis. This tea is caffeine-free, acts as a stress buster, and protects against neurodegenerative disease and heart diseases.

17. Lemongrass tea

18. Mint tea

19. Chrysanthemums tea

20. Strawberry tea

21. Blackcurrant tea

22. Cranberry tea

23. Basil Tea

24. Apple tea

25. Kiwi tea

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