Top Five Health Benefits of Favorite Herbal Teas
March 11, 2015
There is nothing more soothing during these cold weather months than getting cozy with a steaming hot cup of herbal tea. Although not technically tea since it is not derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, teas comprised of high-quality premium herbs have been known for centuries, like all other varieties of tea, to offer up a wide range of health benefits. In addition to being caffeine-free and incredibly hydrating, below is a list of herbal teas and their health benefits from which we think you will take comfort in learning:
- Digestive Aid: The root of everyone’s favorite wildflower, the dandelion, is host to many healing properties and has long been believed to help aid in digestion and to ease bloating. Paired with vanilla, Dandelion SuperHerb® Tea is certified organic and boasts deep flavors and pleasing aromas.
- Feeling Sick?: Not only are herbal teas like Organic Elderberry Red Tea and those containing peppermint known to help ease the symptoms of common ailments, such as sore throat, congestion and nausea it also delivers a sense of calm and overall well-being.
- Help with Insomnia: Organic Heirloom Chamomile Tea is most commonly known for its ability to act as a gentle sedative that many who suffer from insomnia have found helpful to bring relaxation and sleep. Additionally, it is thought to assist in soothing upset stomach, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting,
- Lowered Blood Pressure: The effects of many teas and their effect on blood pressure have been studied in recent years. The exotic Hibiscus Superflower® Tea in particular is thought of as a possible agent to assist in lowering blood pressure. Available in tea bags or full-leaf loose, this charming tea offers a unique floral flavor and can be served hot or chilled.
- Anti-aging: The base for our popular Be Well red tea collection of teas, Rooibos or Red Tea, contains antioxidants called polyphenols and flavonoids. These antioxidants have been given credit for helping with aging. Rosy-red in color, and with a slightly sweet flavor, Rooibos red teas are quickly gaining popularity with those looking for a tea that packs a mellow, healthy punch.
Steps for Steeping the Perfect Cup:
- Heat fresh, filtered water until it comes to a rolling boil.
- Pour steaming water over herbal tea bags, or an infuser if using full-leaf loose herbs.
- Herbal teas are very hearty! Steep for a full five to seven minutes to draw out full flavor and health-boosting potential.
When you sip premium herbal tea loaded with health benefits, you can savor not only in the wide variety of flavors and blends available, you can also find peace of mind knowing that you are benefiting your health as well. All the more reason to steep a cup, relax and enjoy often.