9 Herbal Teas And Why You Must Have Them | Divya Toshniwal |

Tea for me was always the Indian version - The strong 'Adrak wali Chai' until I was introduced to the world of herbal teas. I could never imagine tea without milk, or ginger or sugar. Well, I still can't leave sugar but sometimes I replace it with honey.

It is said that tea as a beverage was introduced first in China but somehow the Indian in me isn't ready to accept it. But no matter who brought in the world the flavor of tea he is got to be my favorite person. The flavor of tea has evolved with time and new varieties kept adding to the list.

I was introduced to the world of herbal teas with 'Green tea' Mostly presented as a weight loss drink but has a lot of other benefits too. But for me, even green tea couldn't be how it is supposed to be. I made my green tea with ginger and honey. It was in itself tough to leave milk only.

The first time that I had herbal tea without ginger, sugar or milk was when a friend offered me Chamomile tea and there was no going back. Though I haven't left my favorite 'Adrak wali Chai' I do add in my routine a herbal tea as per my requirement.

Here is the list of 9 Herbal Teas that you should have and when to have them.

9 herbal teas and their benefits

1. Green Tea: You can pick up your day with highly popular green tea which has a good amount of caffeine to get you going. Taken mostly for weight loss as it increases the fat burning and metabolic rates this herbal tea also has other benefits. Green tea is said to reduce cholesterol, reduce inflammation and bloating. It is also good for the skin and reduces acne. It is a good oxidizing agent and hence purifies the blood.

benefits of green tea

2. Chamomile Tea: Dried chamomile flowers are used to make chamomile tea. Mostly chamomile tea is famous as a relaxant after a stressful day and yes it works wonders. But there are a few more benefits that we should know about. Chamomile tea helps a lot to reduce menstrual pain. It reduces inflammation and also helps in the betterment of symptoms of a cold. It also helps in reducing blood sugar level and control diabetes( only when you take it without sugar)

chamomile tea herbal tea

3. Cinnamon Tea: Made from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree, cinnamon tea is loaded with antioxidants and provides a variety of health benefits. It lowers blood sugar levels and improves heart conditions. It fights off bacteria and fungi. It helps promote weight loss. as it is rich in antioxidants it helps reduce acne and has anti-aging properties too.

cinnamon tea herbal tea

4. Oolong Tea: Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. It's made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make green tea and black tea. The difference is in how the tea is processed. It boosts benefits for weight loss, detoxification, help in skin conditions and speeding up metabolism. It can even sharpen your thinking skills and mental alertness.

oolong tea

5. Lavender Tea: Lavender is one of the most beloved fragrances in the world. From lavender essential oil to lavender soaps and teas, this vibrant purple flower makes a statement. It's known for its calming effects, making it the perfect bedtime tea. It reduces inflammation, detoxifies the body, boosts immunity, improves sleep and also helps in respiratory conditions.

lavender tea herbal tea

6. Jasmine Tea: Another flowery aromatic beverage that is full of antioxidants is Jasmine tea. It promotes good oral health and relieves stress too. It aids in weight management and also boosts brain function. Catechins found in jasmine tea can lower LDL cholesterol oxidation that leads to inflammation of arteries and veins. Jasmine tea has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce aches and pains associated with arthritis or joint pain.

jasmine tea herbal tea

7. Lemongrass Tea: Lemongrass Tea provides multiple health benefits including a reduction in inflammation, boosting oral health, preventing infections, and relieving pain. Other than this ts is highly known as an aid to reduce anxiety. It also helps to promote RBCs.

lemongrass tea herbal tea

8.Tulsi Green Tea: Tulsi  - the holy basil is a plant that is worshipped in India. It is known to have innumerable medicinal benefits. Thus including it to make tea brings along a lot of beneficial properties of tulsi into your system. Firstly it is rich in antioxidants. It is a boon for obese people for it helps in breaking lipids. It soothes nerves, regulates blood flow and fortifies the system, making it capable of handling stress and helps the body remain calm and unperturbed in the face of adversity. It helps to dissolve kidney stones and also lowers the risk of cancer. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular ailments and gets rid of chest congestion.

tulsi green tea

9.Mint Tea: Peppermint Tea or Mint Tea is highly beneficial for your stomach. It cures an upset stomach and improves digestion. The active oil in mint is responsible for the antiseptic and antibacterial properties that make mint a good choice for improving digestion. Mint Tea boosts the immune system and is also good for your oral health.

peppermint tea herbal tea

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