Organic herbal teas offer a plethora of health benefits to the avid chai fan. Organic herbal teas are made from the roots, bark, leaves and flowers of plants and trees that are beneficial to your health. They not only hydrate, they also contain vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants which keep you healthy. Organic teas can heal minor ailments, boost your immune system and even improve your mood. Here are some of the most potent potions for you to try this fall.
Ginger tea is just jam-packed with goodness and health benefits and it’s pretty delicious to boot. Ginger tea can be used to put the kibosh on nausea, cramping, pain and aching muscles. Ginger has bacteria-fighting properties and a recent study has it conquering cancer too! Making ginger tea is easy; just slice fresh organic ginger root into a pot of gently simmering water. You can also add a little powdered ginger to hot water in a pinch.
If you want to have ginger tea on demand, let the root steep for a long time, and then pour the really strong tea into an ice tray and freeze. When you next want a cup of organic ginger tea, just boil the water and pop a ginger tea ice cube in your cup. Try ginger tea with a little honey and ginger snaps for best results!
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose—the small round, red berries which form once the flowers have dried. Rosehips have a high vitamin C content which makes them the perfect antidote to colds and flu. Organic rosehip tea can be taken for stomach ailments including diarrhea, cramps, stomach acid deficiency, and prevention of ulcers, constipation and gallstones. Rosehips are also said to sooth the symptoms of gout and sciatica and prevent fluid retention. Rosehip tea is known for its efficacy in relieving the symptoms of urinary tract infections.
This fragrant tea is brewed from the blooms of the camomile plant and is famous for its mood enhancing qualities. Chamomile soothes and calms which makes it perfect for insomniacs to drink before bed. Chamomile soothes stomach aches, menstrual cramps and improves digestion. Chamomile has antibacterial properties that helps prevent infection and boosts the immune system.
Less common than its counterparts, nettle tea nevertheless has fantastic health benefits for consumers. This is an excellent tea to drink when you are feeling lethargic or run down. Packed with minerals, organic nettle tea is a good source of iron, calcium and silica. Nettle tea helps to relieve arthritis thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Used as a face wash, nettle tea can help to clear acne and eczema. Its ability to reduce blood sugar makes nettle tea a useful arrow in the diabetic’s quiver.
Peppermint tea stimulates bile production in the gall bladder which breaks down fat in the digestive system. This helps to relive nausea and prevent vomiting. Peppermint tea helps to ease congestion caused by colds and flu and reduced the severity of headaches. Peppermint tea’s antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties help to prevent illnesses.
Whether its tea for two or just tea for you this fall, make sure you stock up on these healthy herbals. They taste great, keep you hydrated and help to improve your health too.