5 Herbal Teas with the Most Health Benefits

More and more people are looking for natural ways to improve their health, and it’s for this reason that herbal teas have become so popular.

Interestingly, herbal teas are not real “tea”. They’re made from flowers, fruits, barks, spices, herbs and roots, while you brew true teas like—black, green, and oolong tea—from leaves.

However, this doesn’t make them less healthy. In fact, herbal teas contain antioxidants and other nutrients that can improve your health. And you may be happy to know that most of them are caffeine-free, if you’re trying to cut back on stimulants.

Before we look into the best herbal teas, let me point out that it’s better to buy brands that don’t have added flavor or essential oils, as they may prevent you from enjoying some of the benefits below. You should also opt for organic tea, if you can, to avoid contamination.

All herbal teas are good for you, but the herbal teas below deliver the most health benefits per cup.

Young woman at home drinking herbal tea

1. Ginger Tea

Native to Southern China, ginger has been used for many years to treat ailments such as nausea and indigestion.

Now, it’s one of the most well-researched herbs. Studies have shown that it can lower blood pressure and suppress tumor growth in lab tests. Other studies show it prevents stomach ulcers and fights inflammation.

To make ginger tea, simply boil a freshly grated ginger root for 10 to 15 minutes then strain the drink and enjoy. Drink this spicy and flavorful drink as often as possible.

2. Hibiscus Tea

Making this flavorful drink part of your morning routine can tremendously improve your health. It’s a good source of antioxidants and studies show it can lower blood pressure and even enhance weight loss.

You will love hibiscus tea if you love cranberries. It has a similar tart flavor.

3. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is one of those drinks you can enjoy any time of day because it doesn’t contain caffeine. In fact, drinking this tea before bed can help you sleep deeply, thanks to its calming effect.

It also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and liver-protecting effects to help you maintain optimal health.

4. Rooibos Tea

Are you looking to curb your sugar cravings? Rooibos tea may give you that sugar fix you need. It’s smooth with a natural sweetness and naturally nutty.

While many of its supposed benefits are not backed by science, this study found that it can improve bone health by stimulating cells involved in bone growth.

5. Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea will keep you alert in the morning. It has a pleasing aroma that activates your senses. Plus, researchers believe it can increase oxygen levels in your brain.

You may also enjoy some of the benefits that peppermint oil offers such as better digestion and easing cramps.

Whats your favorite herbal tea?

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52 comments

Karen Martinez
Karen Martinez7 days ago

Love all these teas. If only there were enough hours in the day to drink them all! Thank you for the article.

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