THE WONDERS AND MAGIC OF HERBAL TEA FOUND IN AND AROUND YOUR HOMETweet
Apr 29, 2016 , 6 min read
Camellia Sinensis is the main plant from which all true tea is derived. If tea comes from any other plant, leaf, root, fruit or flower other than the tea plant mentioned here, than it comes under the category of Herbal Tea.
Here are a few popular herbal teas which can be made at home with ease:
LEMON GINGER TEA
Zingiber present in ginger and pectin and limonene in lemon make this duo an effective weapon to fight infections and boost immunity. Lemon and ginger teas help in maintaining the strength of bones and teeth, healing wounds, reduce inflammation and symptoms of arthritis, counter bloating, help assimilation of food, and betters appetite. The large degrees of antioxidants boost immunity and helps promote good hair and skin. It is also known to kill bacteria that can cause salmonella.
Ginger tea is an easy to make tea at home which has powerful medicinal benefits. Ginger tea stops nausea, lowers cholesterol, reduces arthritis pain, has anti-fungal and anti-spasmodic properties, freshens breath, helps soothe upset stomach, helps overcome motion sickness and muscle pain.
Another easy to make and easy to grow in the garden, is the tea plant, peppermint. It can clear a stuffy nose, soothe sore throat, help relieve stomach cramps; it can also calm you down when anxious or stressed, reduce bloating, reduce vomiting, strengthen the immune system and relieve mild aches and chronic pain.
Simple to make at home, warm and spicy cinnamon tea has many benefits. When mixed with honey, it becomes the ultimate powerhouse. Some of the benefits range from soothing a distressed stomach; relieves menstrual cramps, helps battle viruses, steadies blood sugar and aid in weight loss. This enticing tea can be had by itself or blended with various other herbs and spices.
Cardamom also known as elaichi, is made from dried flowers and the sweet and aromatic seed. It is known to cut down nausea, indigestion, stomach pain and aid in fighting against cough and pulmonary disorders. It helps in keeping the mind fresh during menstruation. Detoxification helps address certain skin problems, relieve congestion and helps improve blood circulation to the skin. These are some more aspects that Cardamom tea helps in. It also helps removes caffeine from our system.
So, now that you know, choose your favourite herb and get brewing!