Simple guide to herbal teas.
Tea! Tea! and More Tea!
I was at the grocery store the other day and noticed the tea section had almost doubled. There are a number of new brands and interesting flavors on them market, but if you're not familiar with herbal teas, I can see how this can be overwhelming.
One thing you should note: the quality of tea does matter. So before you fill up your pantry with tea bags or loose leaf teas, do a bit of research on where the company sources their teas and how the tea is processed. For example, I like buying Certified Organic teas, find what works for you and go with that.
Below is a quick list of herbal teas and some of their known benefits. Before you begin your exploration into herbal teas, you should note that some of these teas have been used for thousands of years because of their medicinal properties. So, like anything else: do your research, consult your doctor, or work with a certified health coach if you're unsure of how these teas might affect you.
I'll do a post with some of my favorite brands in the future, but for now here's a list of teas and how they might help you out. Enjoy!
Aniseed Tea - decongestant for nose and sinuses
Bilberry Tea - aids circulation
Chamomile Tea - helps aid sleep, calming tea
Cinnamon Tea - aids digestion, concentration
Dandelion Tea - helps liver and kidney function
Ginger Tea - helps with nausea, helps increase appetite
Jasmine Tea - calming tea
Licorice Tea - laxative
Matcha Green Tea - antioxidant, prolonged energy
Oolong Tea - cleansing, helps with weight loss
Orange Flower Tea - helps aid sleep
Parsley Tea - cleansing, diuretic
Peppermint Tea - helps with gas
Rose Tea - skin cleansing, adrenal stimulant
Sage Tea - concentration
Sarsaparilla Tea - helps balance hormones
Thyme - helps with a cough and cold