Herbal Tea
By Sarah Wolter

22/07/2020 4:29pm

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Many herbal teas also offer health-promoting effects, and modern science has begun to validate some of their traditional uses.
Whether you are a tea lover or novice, don’t be afraid to give these 10 herbal teas a try.
1. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is well known for its calming properties, and preliminary evidence supports this. It may also help relieve premenstrual symptoms and high blood lipid, blood sugar and insulin levels.
2. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea is traditionally used to relieve discomfort of the digestive tract. Studies have found that peppermint oil can help relieve nausea, cramping, spasms and stomach pain.
3. Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is best known as a remedy for nausea, and studies have repeatedly found it to be effective for this use. However, several studies have also found that ginger can help relieve period pain, and it may offer benefits for people with diabetes.
4. Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus tea may help lower high blood pressure and fight oxidative stress. However, it shouldn’t be taken with a certain diuretic medication or at the same time as aspirin.
5. Echinacea Tea
Echinacea tea is commonly used to prevent or shorten the duration of the common cold. While several studies have found it to be effective for this use, the evidence on the matter is conflicting.
6. Rooibos Tea
Rooibos tea has just recently begun to be studied by scientists. Preliminary evidence suggests that rooibos tea may help improve bone health and reduce heart disease risk, but more studies are needed.
7. Sage Tea
Several studies have found that sage improves cognitive function and memory. It may also benefit colon and heart health.
8. Lemon Balm Tea
Preliminary studies have found that lemon balm tea may improve antioxidant levels, heart and skin health and even aid in relieving anxiety.
9. Rose Hip Tea
Rose hip tea is high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Its anti-inflammatory properties may reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis. Studies have also found rose hips effective at fighting aging of the skin and reducing stomach fat.
10. Passionflower Tea
Studies have found that passionflower tea may help improve sleep and reduce anxiety.