It’s overwhelming, isn’t it? You work, run a carpool, manage a household, prepare meals, belong to various clubs and civic groups, etc. etc. etc. and you hear the buzz about herbal teas and yet have no idea and no time to learn what it’s all about, right?
I completely understand!!
The honest truth is that it’s almost impossible for most of us to even learn the names of every herbal tea on the market, not to mention learning how each tea acts upon the body…so let’s not stress over it. For today, let’s just choose 5 teas* and go with them.
And who knows? Once your daily routine includes some of these, you may just decide to add another at some point! As for me, I drink green tea daily and add the others as I think I need them or as my taste buds dictate.
1. Green Tea- Obviously, this is the one tea we all hear about, but why drink it?
*Green Tea contains polyphenols (antioxidants), which help keep free radicals at bay.
*Green Tea lowers blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides.
*Green Tea is believed to inhibit the growth of certain tumors.
2. Chamomile Tea- Let’s just think of this one as the relaxing tea.
*Chamomile Tea calms acid reflux, indigestion, and bloating.
*Chamomile Tea is calming and helps people cope with stress.
*Chamomile Tea helps some people relax enough to sleep.
3. Burdock Tea- Even conservative doctors are suggesting this tea to their liver patients.
* Burdock Tea regulates blood sugar.
*Burdock Tea is a liver strengthener and cleanser.
4. Rosemary Tea- Think of this one as a natural pain reliever.
*Rosemary Tea improves circulation and eases painful joints and headaches.
*Rosemary Tea helps relieve symptoms associated with liver and gall bladder.
*Rosemary Tea is believed to relieve mild asthma symptoms.
5. Hibiscus Tea- This tea seems to offer MANY benefits.
*Hibiscus Tea is very rich in antioxidants.
*Hibiscus Tea lowers blood pressure and blood sugar.
*Hibiscus Tea is rich in Vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system.
I would suggest to you that if you do choose to drink any of these teas for health benefits that you either do not sweeten or else sweeten with a teaspoon of raw honey and a stick or a dash of Ceylon cinnamon.
*Eventually, we do need to discuss in depth the difference in bagged tea and loose tea; however, for now I have provided links below if you want to read about loose leaf teas.