Herbal tea – More than just a cup of happiness

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Our association with plant-based riches is best conceived in the form of foods and drinks. In fact, more than anything else, we relish tea-time. It’s an opportunity to retreat from the daily grind and admire the present moments with those natural flavors slurping down our throat.

For the past few decades, the tea market has witnessed an upsurge in herbal teas as a regular drink. Earlier, they were meant for medicinal purposes. The reason may well be found in their source which is natural & fresh that offers a plethora of health benefits and great taste.

Imagine you are invited to a friend’s place for lunch. After a hearty meal, they offer you a warm cup of tea. As you sip in, your friend tells you that those tea leaves are grown in her yard. A broad smile lights up everyone’s face. This is the power of herbs! There are many herbs that can be grown easily at home to make your own herbal teas. Indeed, it would be a bright idea to naturally cultivate basil, chamomile, dandelion, lavender, lemon grass, mint, rosemary etc at our own places.

Amazing Boons of fresh herbal tea

Herbal teas contain the essence of many useful leaves, fruits, roots and flowers without any caffeine. Chamomile, ginger, peppermint, hibiscus, basil are a few well-known variants. From a cup of hospitality to inducing a sound sleep, herbal teas offer large health benefits:

  1. Digestive Enhancement

Ginger, peppermint, and Dandelion are some herbs that are useful for alleviating gas, constipation and stomach discomforts. They contain natural compounds that help to break down fats and waste removal.

  1. Strengthens immune system

Herbal teas that contain elderberry, Echinacea, ginger, and garlic work as natural decongestants and improve the production of white blood cells. Drinking them once a day, especially during a change in season promotes overall health.

  1. Anti-aging and Rejuvenation

Herbs like Jasmine, chamomile, hibiscus, rooibos are full of antioxidants that help reduce the activity of free radicals in the body thereby protecting against various diseases and reversing the effects of aging.

  1. Weight Management & detoxification

Consuming regular herbal tea helps improve metabolism, balance appetite and manage weight. Besides, it helps to detoxify and burn fat. Hibiscus, chamomile, peppermint, and oolong are some of the effective herbs in this category.

  1. Reduces Anxiety

Herbs for long have been known for their soothing & calming effects and reduce depression. Chamomile, Passionflower, Lavender, Ashwagandha Root tea etc helps to relax nerves and relieve stress.

So just cuddle up with your favorite cup and forget the din of the world!

Please Note:

  1. If you have any chronic condition or are pregnant/lactating, please consult your doctor before making herbal tea a regular part of your routine.
  2. The recommended amount of herbal tea per day depends on the infusion you are using. In general, 1-2 cups a day are adequate but some herbs need to be limited due to the likelihood of the particular plant’s side effects if the dose is increased.

Author: Latika Sawhney

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