Herbal Tea Benefits
A variety by themselves, herbal teas are completely different from the other varieties of tea. More correctly known as tisane, herbal teas are simply fresh herbs whose medicinal properties have largely been released in hot water through the processes of infusion or decoction.
Herbal tea benefits are derived from the different phytochemicals and compounds within the herbs that have shown beneficial effects on the body. These substances are typically found in the leaves, stems, roots, bark and fruits of plants. As such, herbs and herbal teas have long been used to prevent and treat many ailments.
Herbal teas are typically made either of two ways:
After infusion or decoction, the medicinal properties of the herbs then seep into the water thus giving the drinkers the desired effect, which could be laxative, diuretic, nutritive, stimulant, astringent, sedative or antacid in nature.
Below are some of the more prominent varieties of herbal tea and the health benefits attributed to them:
ANXIETY/INSOMNIA RELIEF AND NERVE RELAXANT
BODY AND IMMUNE STRENGTHENERS
BRAIN, MENTAL AND MEMORY SUPPORT
COUGH, COLD AND CONGESTION RELIEF
EYE AND VISION SUPPORT
FEVER AND FLU
HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR SUPPORT
KIDNEY, BLADDER AND URINARY TRACT PROBLEMS
LONGEVITY AND REJUVENATIVE TONICS
PAINS AND ACHES
SKIN AND WOUND AILMENT RELIEF
"The herbs ought to be distilled when they are in their greatest Vigor, and so ought the Flowers also."
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