Different herbal teas and their uses

When people want to start getting healthy, the first thing they look at is their food. They can cut out all the junk add more vegetables, fruit and lean meats but there is even more you can do.

People don’t often think about what liquid they are taking in their diet. They may cut out more alcohol and stop the fizzy drinks, but being on a healthy diet doesn’t mean you just have to drink water all day. People often think to have a healthy diet you cut out certain drinks, but there are plenty of drinks you can take that can help you to be healthy in lots of different ways.

Herbal teas are very good for you and have lots of different benefits. This list is just a few herbal teas and how they can help you.

Green tea

This may be the most popular herbal tea out there.

Green tea has so many benefits. One of the best benefits is helping in weight loss – it increases your metabolism, which aids in losing weight.

It also helps with diabetes; it regulates your glucose levels which slows the rise of high sugar levels of in your blood after eating. It is even said to help delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Plus it also helps with the signs of aging and wrinkles.

Passion leaf tea

This tea is made from the passion flower and is again very useful in helping with health and fitness.

Some of the benefits known with passion leaf tea are to help with releasing stress and relaxing. It is a very strong sedative and can be mentioned by a doctor as a natural remedy if needed. It also helps with elevated blood pressure, anemia and Parkinson’s disease.

Passion leaf tea can also be used to help with mild skin conditions and help wounds, insect bites, cuts and so on. It is also used to help relax muscle spasms, cramps and can treat minor digestive problems such as nausea and vomiting.

Rooibos tea

This tea contains high vitamin C which helps build your immune system and can prevent colds and infections.

Milk thistle and dandelion tea

These target the liver in particular. Known as liver cleansers, they help the liver to regenerate and function at a higher capacity.

Peppermint tea

This is one of the easiest teas to make at home.

The benefits of this tea are to relieve abdominal gas and bloating. It also helps with nausea when there is no vomiting involved.

Ginger tea

This tea targets the whole digestive system and helps against infections by building up the immune system.

It can also help with nausea especially in the beginning of pregnancy and it can help to sooth motion sickness.

To summarise

Above is a list of just a few of the different teas to choose from for many different benefits that will aid your health and fitness.

Be sure to ask your doctor or health professional if you are unsure about the effects of any teas.