Herbal Teas and Their Benefits
Are you a tea person?
Did you know herbal teas have actually been around for centuries? We believe some of the reasons they are looked over is because of how many new types of teas and coffees have dominated the world.
Firstly, has anyone tried bubble tea? If so, a) is it nice and b) what are the actual bubbles made of?
There are iced teas, iced coffees, frappuccinos (which reminds us we have a very healthy low calorie version of this if anyone is interested!)
So why herbal teas? They are an amazing alternative to sugary drinks if you are trying to cut down or just a little bit bored of drinking water. Most teas are caffeine free and if you are either trying to stop or slowly reduce the amount you have, this is a great way (and they are low in cal)
We are sure most, if not all know about green tea so let us start start there!
1. GREEN TEA
One of the most common benefits of drinking green tea is regarding weight loss. Green tea is said to increase your metabolism and fat burning and in this case helps with weight loss.
Of course, it is not a miracle tea like many things you read on the internet but as it gives you an energy boost it does help with it. This tea however is one of the few that does include caffeine in it
Green tea enhances your immune system and is high in antioxidants which means it may reduce the risks of some cancers. You can find out more information here regarding this!
Lastly, another benefit is that is reduces bad breath! Which is something we never knew to think of but due to the antioxidants in the tea it helps fight the bacteria and leave you with better breath along with healthier teeth.
2. CHAMOMILE TEA
Chamomile tea is made up from the flower petals of the chamomile plant. One of the most common benefits of chamomile tea is its ability to reduce stress. Chamomile tea is popular in aiding stress and anxiety which moves us onto another benefit of helping you sleep. Due to the calming nature of the tea it is a popular herbal remedy for people who suffer from insomnia.
Much like green tea, chamomile has antioxidants properties in there which helps with the body. The tea can also be applied directly to the skin to help reduce eczema and the breakout of spots.
The anti-inflammatory factors in the tea can help with irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea and an upset stomach!
Overall Chamomile tea is excellent in helping the mind and body working from the inside to the outside. Who knew it was such an all round body boost!
3. GINGER TEA
Ginger tea is most known for reducing nausea because of the disease fighting antioxidants in there and because of this it is a tea which is most likely to be used in the early stages of pregnancy.
It also helps with stimulating the immune system, combat inflammation and relieve indigestion.
Due to Ginger tea being such a great tea for helping with the stomach another top benefit and tip to you girls who suffer from period pains, Ginger tea helps with this!
4. LEMON BALM
Now personally this is a tea we have not tried or used on a regular basis but after looking into it more we shall be heading down the tea aisle to pick up a box!
This tea is another one for relieving stress due to the oils within the herb, it creates a soothing and calming effect on the nervous system and just a cup can help cut tensions within the body.
Lemon Balm also helps with easing insomnia such as Chamomile tea and helps with anxiety and depression. The tea has a positive effect for helping brighten your mood because it helps with relieving headaches and increasing your cognitive function in the brain!
This tea has a lot of positive benefits to do with mood which we love because at Rosy Collective mental health is very important to us.
Lastly we have Peppermint tea which again is a popular tea because of the many benefits. This tea combines pretty much all of the above benefits to make one super tea!
Peppermint tea is known for fighting flu symptoms because of the antibacterial properties help to ward off those bacterias harming your immune system.
It helps with treating the feelings of nausea and vomiting as well as improving digestion. It helps move gas around the body which then allows your body to be relieved of bloating and cramps! (again, period tips)
Another interesting benefit is that is improves your focus because of the menthol in the tea. This stimulates the hippocampus and with this you get mental clarity!
Who knew in just 5 herbal teas there would be this never ending list of benefits! We all go through phases where we drink teas or have a favourite drink but it looks like herbal teas are a new addition on the food shop list.
Please let us know what your favourite tea is on our Instagram.