• Amy Salman

5 Herbal Teas for Good Health




If you love warm beverages, and want to improve your health, you can start by choosing herbal tea. I love herbal tea and always have a wide variety in my pantry. When they are organic and use the actual tea leaves, they are going to provide the most nutrients for your body. The following herbal teas are some of the best varieties for your health.



Ginseng Tea


The first type of healing tea you should consider drinking for health benefits is ginseng tea. Ginseng is a type of herb that grows as a perennial plant. While it is often found as a supplement you can take as needed, you can also get it in the herb form. In this form, you are able to make a tea from it, or you can purchase ginseng tea bags.



There are many ways ginseng can help to heal your body. Ginseng has been shown to lower blood sugar levels, reduce the severity of colds, help increase energy levels, and have anticancer properties. Among the different aches and pains it can help with, ginseng is an excellent herbal tea to turn to when dealing with painful menstrual cramps and headaches.




Lemon Balm Tea


Lemon Balm tea offers health benefits such as regulating your body's blood glucose and eliminating bacteria from your digestive tract. You can pour dried lemon balm leaves into a glass bottle that is filled with warm water to make an herbal tea.



It can help ease stress by helping you relax and boost your mood. It also helps relieve anxiety and insomnia because of how well it can calm your mind and body. Lemon balm tea also helps with muscle cramps and emotional stress, which can also contribute to your sleeping problems.



Turmeric Tea


Turmeric is a type of spice, commonly used in curry recipes, that can help with disease and overall health. Take a look at how it can benefit you.



Turmeric has natural anti-inflammatory properties helping to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is something many people struggle with, especially those who have chronic illness and conditions. It also helps with digestive issues. This herb is amazing for your stomach, so just about everything along your digestive tract is going to be improved. Try to aim for 2-3 cups of this tea a day if you suffer from stomach pain, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, or diarrhea. It can also help with other gastrointestinal problems like ulcers or Crohn's disease. Plus there is fiber in turmeric tea, so that helps with your digestive system as well.



Peppermint Tea


Peppermint tea has an energizing flavor that can help you overcome digestive issues such as nausea, along with reducing pain and inflammation. Not only can drinking peppermint tea boost your immune system, but it can also help to eliminate halitosis. It is easy to find peppermint tea bags at local supermarkets. Peppermint tea is a great choice early in the morning for more energy, or any time you are having tummy or digestive issues.



Ginger Tea


If you have ever had a tummy ache, you have probably had Ginger Ale to help soothe it. In fact, nausea, vomiting, and digestive issues are often the reason people will turn to ginger. However, instead of reaching for soda, it's best to make your own homemade raw ginger tea so you're getting the actual compounds from the ginger root itself. Ginger originally comes from China as a flowering plant, though this herb is often grown in other countries around the world. You can grow it in your backyard or find ginger root at the store if you want to make the tea that way. An easier option is to get ground ginger and add it to your own tea bag or tea ball for the freshest taste.




What's your favorite herbal tea? Which will you try next?



To your health & happiness,



Amy




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