12 Herbal Teas that will Boost your Health
There is nothing like sitting down to a nice cup of tea especially doing those chilly days and cold nights. But what you don’t want is just any tea but a tea that will promote your health while you’re enjoying it.
Sure there are other hot beverages that will delight your taste buds as it warms your heart and nothing is wrong with that but how good it is to sip on herbal teas that have so many benefits helping to maintain our body’s health.
In this article, we will be looking at 12 such herbs that will work wonders for you like so many others who are enjoying these herbal teas along with promoting their health.
12 Herbal Teas Nature Best
- Lemon Balm
- Lemon Verbena
The fresh soothing fragrance of mint with its delicious flavor is amazing. Mint is popular and is used in recipes, sweets, health products, etc… but mint is also famous for being used as a tea.
Mint tea besides its awesome flavors helps in relieving abdominal pains, freshens breathe, improves cold systems, helps to promote digestive health, mint is said to manage blood sugar levels, help with bowel health, relieve aches and pains, helps to prevent cancer, clears up lungs, nose and throat congestion has been said to relieve heartburn, etc… Mint prefers a soil that is rich in organics, the soil should b kept moist not waterlogged with full sunlight to partial shade depending on the variety.
The flowers of this herb are beautiful with its daisy-like appearance that has a mild fruity fragrance, chamomile is known to induce sleep to bring calm.
Chamomile is famous for as stated earlier inducing sleep and calmness, treats the cold, reduces stress, boost immunity, promote skin health, treats cuts and wounds, has been known to protect against certain types of cancers, may improve heart health, prevents bone loss, reduce menstrual pain, reduce inflammation, has antioxidants that will help the body to fight free radicals. Chamomile will grow in full sunlight to partial shade, the soil type should be slightly rich but chamomile has been known to perform in poorer soils.
Another herb that’s popular for its healing wonders is the echinacea herbal plant. Echinacea reduces the risk of breast cancer, will control blood sugar levels, boost the immune system, helps to treat vaginal yeast infections by injection, lowers blood pressure, helps to relieve the sore throat, reduces inflammation, promotes cell growth, helps to manage anxiety, etc… Echinacea grows best in full sunlight or light shade with loamy soil but prefers a soil rich in organic.
Ginger is an ancient herb that has been used for hundreds of years. Ginger tea is delicious with a somewhat peppery flavor. When using this herb care should be taken because overuse has a strong taste.
Ginger is used in many recipes including pastries but the ginger herb can also be used to relieve stomach discomfort, will increase the appetite, is a great remedy for the flu and cold, ginger is good for our blood, aids in weight loss, promote the health of our immune system, has been known to fight cancer helps to cure the sore throat, etc… The ginger herb grows in garden soil that’s well-drained although the soil should be kept somewhat moist and the light preference of ginger is filtered sunlight.
Basil herb is another favorite that I have growing on my front porch in a container. Basil also has a strong fragrance and a strong flavor. The leaves of basils are also used to make a healthy herbal tea.
This tea aids the body in the proper flow of blood, basil has been known to fight bacteria, aids in digestion, fights free radicals, promotes skin health, is an anti-inflammatory, relieves stress, helps to manage diabetes, fights cancer, etc… this herb grows best in a soil that is organic-rich but well-drained and needs 6-8 hours of sunlight.
6. Lemon Balm
The unique taste of lemon will stand out in any recipe. The lemon balm herb has a lemony flavor that is light and delicious. Lemon balm has been known to cure or bring relief to insect bites, relieves menstrual cramps, relieves upset stomach, promotes healthy skin, is loaded with antioxidants, relieves tension, promotes good digestion, regulates blood pressure, will improve your mood, relieves headaches, improves the immune system, etc… Lemon balm will grow in just about any soil type but prefers a rich well-drained soil with partial shade but grows best in the full sun.
7. Lemon Grass
The lemony fragrance of this herb makes it a must-try, this grass is used in recipes including making herbal tea. Garden insect pest such as whiteflies finds this lemony scent offensive.
The lemon grass herb promotes oral health, lowers cholesterol, helps to prevent infections, is a pain reliever, has antioxidants, reduces fever and swelling, helps with indigestion, relieves headache and muscle aches, etc… Lemongrass prefers a rich and loamy soil that is well-drained along with full sunlight.
The hibiscus flower plant is a tropical beauty that can bring that much-needed color to your landscape and gardens. Here on the island where I live these plants are popular and can be seen growing in home gardens and other establishments across the country. There are many species of the hibiscus plant that you can choose from.
The flower of this tropical beauty is used to make a healthy tea drink that will aid the body in its fight against high blood pressure, promotes hair growth when washing your hair with the flowers, may help to prevent cancer, promotes liver health, strengths the immunity, promotes good cholesterol, promote skin health, works as an anti-inflammatory agent, etc… the hibiscus plant loves full to partial sunlight with a well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter, the soil should be kept moist not waterlogged especially during the growing season to encourage and maintain flower bloom.
The seeds of the fennel herb are used to make this healthy tea, fennel is also used in Italian and Indian dishes such as soups, stews, and other meat recipes.
Fennel promotes eye health, helps in regulating blood pressure, acts as a blood purifier, the seeds of fennel is said to reduce asthmatic symptoms, supports heart health, improves digestive health, can be used to freshen the mouth, has fiber, etc… fennel loves the full sunlight with a well-drained fertile soil kept moist, not waterlogged.
Sage also has its healing wonders and can be used as a tea to reduce blood sugar level, protects against certain cancers, promotes good memory, sage is good brain food, may support oral health, is believed to lower ‘BAD’ LDL Cholesterol, sage is loaded with antioxidants, sage is believed to be an air purifier, energy booster, reliefs stress, etc… sage thrives best in a soil that’s well-drained with full to medium sunlight.
The jasmine flower will make a great tasting herbal tea, this herb has medical powers and is believed to increase ones’ sexual desires, help to promote liver health, is loaded with antioxidants, promotes oral health, is believed to fight against certain cancers, is believed to fight against Alzheimer’s, may aid in weight loss, is believed to lower risk with type 2 diabetes, helps in promoting brain health, may help in fighting Parkinson’s disease, promotes heart health, etc… Jasmine prefers well-drained soil with full sunlight to light shade.
Last but by no means least is rosemary, I love this herb, and it’s one of my favorites. I include rosemary in many of my food recipes to give that BANG taking it up a NOTCH.
The flavor and the fragrance of this herb will excite your taste buds, rosemary can also be used to make a healthy tea and can promote the body’s health such as fighting cancer, loaded with antioxidant that will fight against free radicals, promotes a healthy lung, will reduce cough symptoms, fights the flu and the cold helps in preventing our blood from clotting.
Rosemary can be used as an antibacterial agent and also freshen your breath. Let rosemary sit in a cup of warm water for 10 minutes then swish around in your mouth for a few seconds, improves brain functions, helps with good digestion. This herb prefers full sunlight along with well-drained soil.
The final word on best herbs for tea
These listed herbs will work wonders for you, including herbs in your home garden can offer so many benefits from flavoring your favorite dishes including them in your smoothies, making delicious herbal teas along with using to bring relief from discomforts and illness to promoting your health.
I believe with all that has been said about herbs we should make them a part of our home garden because herbs are nature’s pharmacy that promotes natural healing.