Medically Reviewed by Dr Riyaz Ali
“It must be a serious problem if tea cannot fix it.”
This quote basically sums up the reason behind this article. But this time, we are not going to talk about the clichéd black tea that we use every day to make doodhpatti and qahwas. Rather, we are going to talk about the kind of tea that is obtained from different parts of plants, herbs, and their combinations. Rich in antioxidants and is able to fight infections, herbal tea is promptly making its way into our lives. Therefore, making us accept that nature indeed is the best physician. Let’s read ahead to find out the details about the most popular ones.
1. Mint herbal tea:
With the highest antioxidant capacity of any food, mint-tea can greatly benefit your immune system. It can also serve to be a wonderful detox drink, flushing toxins out of your body by making your metabolism stronger. Other than that, it is a great way to reduce bad breath.
2. Aniseed tea:
Aniseed with its distinct taste and aroma has been widely used in food items, especially the crowd’s favorite- biryani. To serve the benefits of providing prompt digestion, reducing inflammation and soothing cold and flu, these seeds are crushed to make the aniseed herbal tea.
3. Ginger herbal tea:
The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger, aiding to reduce cough and cold are pretty well-known in a desi household. However, it can also be used to treat nausea, vomiting, motion sickness and loss of appetite; especially after surgery. When mixed with honey, it can produce a calming effect that helps to relieve both pain, and symptoms of stress and anxiety.
4. Sage tea:
If you want to burn out all the stress that has taken over you both emotionally and physically, a cup of sage tea can actually work wonders for you to be able to achieve that. This natural anti-anxiety potion isn’t just going to relieve stress but is also proved to have memory enhancing properties, making it ideal for use in cognitive disorders.
5. Thyme tea
Thyme tea with its capability to relieve menstrual cramps can undoubtedly be a woman’s best friend. When it comes to losing weight, this tea has gained popularity due to it’s appetite-suppressing yet energy boosting properties.
6. Chamomile tea:
Anyone who has insomnia should certainly drink chamomile herbal tea to improve the quality of their sleep. This property may also be related to reducing stress levels and symptoms of depression that are most likely associated with sleep deprivation. It is enriched with powerful antioxidants that have a variety of health benefits, some of which include reducing the risk of cancer and heart diseases.
7. Olive leaves tea:
The silver-green leaves of the olive plant are being used medicinally since the ancient Egyptian era. There is enough evidence to suggest that it is ideal to treat arthritis due to its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Along with that, it helps protect skin and can considerably reverse the signs of aging.
Herbal teas come in a variety of flavors which are all naturally free of calories, with innumerable health benefits. Whether you are a tea lover or not, you should definitely give these a try!
Guest Post Credit: Dr. Maleeha Syed