02The notion of drinking Herbal Tea doesn’t necessarily sound appealing, however there are a breadth of Herbal Tea options out there that not only have fantastic health benefits, but also taste delicious! To help get you started on your Herbal Tea drinking journey, I’ve compiled a list of 8 best Herbal Teas that are delicious and healthy!
1) Raspberry Leaf Tea
Raspberry Leaf Tea boasts a whole host of health benefits ranging from offering a high level of antioxidants to a variety of vitamins and minerals. It contains B and C vitamins in addition to numerous minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and phosphorus, so it really is a super drink, high up on the list of the best Herbal Teas!
2) Nettle Tea
Nettle Tea is packed with benefits! During the Medieval period, it was used for the treatment of arthritic joints, helping with the pain. As well as containing vitamins A, C and K, and various B vitamins, Nettle contains all the essential amino acids and several minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. This unassuming tea may be effective in reducing inflammation, treating hay fever and enlarged prostate symptoms and controlling blood sugar. Phew!
3) Mint Tea
Mint Tea is a refreshing, cooling drink that has a delicious fresh menthol flavour. It is excellent for treating stomach issues such as gas, bloating, flatulence and can help speed up digestion. You can’t go wrong with Mint as far as the best Herbal Teas go!
4) Fennel Tea
Fennel is used extensively in Indian cooking, as its fresh, cooling properties balance out the hot, fiery properties of the spices used. Similarly, when ingested as a tea, fennel offers cooling properties that herbalists recommend for the treatment of issues such as stomach cramps, gas and bloating, contributing to good digestion and soothing the stomach muscles.
5) Ginger Root Tea
This tea is notoriously good for alleviating symptoms of nausea, so grab a cup if you’re experiencing sickness or a stomach bug. Due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, Ginger Root Tea can also be used externally as a compress on wounds or even as a facial toner to help dissipate inflammation, redness or acne on the face. The best thing about Ginger Root Tea is that it is delicious! It has a creamy, aromatic flavour that is just irresistible on a cold winter evening. So ditch the hot chocolate in favour of this tasty, healthy alternative!
Hibiscus Teas, deep red colour makes it highly intriguing and very appealing to drink! Aside from the vibrant colour, Hibiscus offers high levels of vitamin C, giving you protection from colds and flues, and can help with depression and lowering blood sugar levels and high blood pressure. For women, this tea is especially useful as it can help to alleviate menstrual cramps. That benefit alone is a reason to chug gallons of it daily!
7) Rooibos Tea
Also known as Red Bush Tea, this antioxidant powerhouse is native to South Africa, so it isn’t yet as popular as other Herbal Teas in the UK, but it should be! This is the perfect alternative to Black and Green Tea as it contains a high level of antioxidants, but without as many tannins. The lower tannin levels means that unlike Black and Green Tea, Rooibos Tea doesn’t interfere with the body’s ability to soak up nutrients. In contrast to Black and Green Tea, Rooibos also contains no oxalic acid, so consuming it doesn’t pose any risk of developing Kidney stones.
8) Chamomile Tea
This is a beautifully soothing, tranquillising tea that is perfect to drink right before bed. There is a lot of research to suggest that Chamomile Tea aids sleep and with its slightly sweet, floral flavour, this tea is a joy to drink!
So, there you have the list of the best Herbal Teas! Have you ever tried Herbal Tea? Tell us which ones you prefer and are interested in trying in the comments!
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