Tea is something people enjoy drinking because you can have it hot to help you relax or cold to refresh you. It has been considered as one of the healthiest beverages. “Real tea” is made from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinesis plant. It has only four different varieties, depending on how long they are processed. They are green, white, black and oolong.
Herbal tea, on the other hand, can be made from different kinds of plants. Ginger, ginseng, jasmine, mint, rooibos and many others are naturally processed to produce these herbal teas that are the hit these days. Since there are limited researches done on these teas compared to the ‘real tea’, some are still hesitant to drink them for the benefits each tea claims to possess. Many who have tried them would not stop taking them though because they have seen the results themselves. Here are just some of the herbal teas and their benefits.
This tea is extracted from flowers and is commonly ingested for relaxation. But, it has more health benefits than just calm the nerves down. Chamomile tea contains antioxidants that prevent vision impairment and damage to the kidneys and nerves, which are some of the complications of diabetes. These antioxidants are also studied to be helpful in slowing the growth of cancer cells. Aside from that, the tea is also helpful in fighting insomnia. Some recommend this tea for patients who have bronchitis.
The herb is grown largely in South Africa and has been used by locals for its antioxidant properties. And ever since then, they do more to learn about benefits of rooibos tea regarding the health. The antioxidants found in this herb can help slow the aging process, protect the body from different serious illnesses like cancer, prevent heart disease by fighting off free radicals that harm the body. A cup of the tea can also be helpful in the digestion process because of the high levels of quercetin found in it.
Ginger root contains high levels of vitamin C and other minerals that help in improving circulation in the body. Due to this, many cardiovascular diseases can be prevented. Also, the tea can be used as a pain reliever and can help cure joint inflammations. More studies show that drinking the tea would improve digestion, helping the system to absorb the needed vitamins and minerals from the food.