Herbal tea brings all the goodness to your body, leaving you feeling like you’ve found the fountain of youth!
Let’s dive into the health benefits of herbal tea, Nature’s Elixir!
Nature’s Elixir: Health Benefits of Herbal Tea
WTF is Herbal Tea?
Herbal teas are technically "tisanes" or "infusions" because they are made by steeping various parts of plants, such as leaves, flowers, herbs, or fruits. These infusions are typically consumed for flavor and health benefits but don’t contain any tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant (the tea leaves in black, green, and oolong tea). Herbal teas are perfect hot brewed or cold brewed depending on your mood.
Herbal tea has been used forever as a natural remedy. From soothing an upset stomach to boosting the immune system, herbal tea brings all the health benefits. It’s no wonder it has become a popular substitute for coffee and caffeinated tea. With so many different types of herbal tea available, each with its unique flavor and benefits, it is easy to find one that works for you.
Let’s explore the health benefits of herbal tea and why it should be a part of your daily routine. Whether you’re looking to improve your digestion, reduce stress, or simply enjoy a delicious and healthy drink, herbal tea is nature's elixir that can help you be your healthiest self. So, sit your a** back, relax, and let's dive into the world of herbal tea and its amazing benefits.
Health Benefits of Herbal Tea
You heard about the amazing things hibiscus tea can do for you. Here are the health benefits that other types of herbal tea bring too!
Herbal teas have antioxidants – great at boosting immunity and preventing inflammation. They also help to protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging (F**k yes!). Some have potent antioxidants that help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, certain types of cancer, and age-related cognitive decline.
Ginger tea – Turmeric Golden Latte – contains gingerol, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help to boost the immune system.
Hibiscus tea – Hibiscus Glow - also fights infection and inflammation, as well as protects your skin.
Herbal teas containing peppermint and ginger are known for their digestive benefits. They can help relieve symptoms such as bloating, indigestion, nausea, and those f*cking stomach cramps. These teas help digestion by relaxing the gastrointestinal muscles, reducing inflammation in the digestive tract, and promoting the production of digestive enzymes.
Peppermint Tea – Cheer the F**k Up – helps to soothe bloating, gas, and nausea. It also is a mood booster. (Duh! I’m always in a better mood if I’m not bloated!)
Chamomile and Hibiscus can also soothe an upset tummy (along with all of the other incredible things they do for our bodies).
Reduces Stress & Anxiety
Herbal tea can help reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and reducing cortisol levels. Chamomile tea has compounds that function as natural sedatives, which can help to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. Lavender tea is also known for its calming properties and can help to reduce anxiety and stress.
Chamomile Tea – Chamomile Dream – contains compounds that act as natural sedatives – promoting relaxation and improving sleep quality.
Lavender Tea – Get Your A** In Bed – has calming properties and can help reduce anxiety and stress. (Literally, run to your bed before you drop where you stand!)
It’s no wonder that after drinking these teas we find ourselves hunting for our pillow and wake up super rested! Goodbye anxious mind-racing. Hello Rested B*tch Face.
The Best Time to Drink Herbal Tea
The best time to drink herbal tea depends on the type of tea and its benefits. Some herbal teas, like chamomile tea, are best before bed to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. Others, like peppermint tea, are best consumed after meals to aid in digestion.
The great news is that since herbal teas are caffeine free, you can enjoy them anytime without the jolt and jitters. And you can drink as much as you like (just be mindful of your dandelion or nettle intake 😉 ).
See why we’re calling herbal tea “Nature's Elixir”? It improves digestion, reduces stress, boosts the immune system, promotes heart health, and is a delicious and healthy beverage option. With so many types of herbal tea available, each with its unique flavor and benefits, it is easy to find one that is a perfect fit. So, make herbal tea a part of your daily routine and enjoy the many health benefits it has to offer. And don’t forget to try these fruity and floral blends as cold brew tea for a refreshingly delicious health boost!
It's important to note that while herbal teas can offer potential health benefits, individual results may vary, and it's best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications. Additionally, it's crucial to ensure the herbs used in the tea are safe and suitable for consumption, as some herbs may interact with certain medications.