Posted on Aug 05, 2020, 5 p.m.
Throughout history, herbs have been used for different purposes. Yet, there was no scientific information about their specific abilities in recorded history. However, this didn’t stop our ancestors from using herbs for ingredients in teas, brews, and various meals for their healing purposes.
As modern medicine and technology have provided the ability to test the many health benefits of all sorts of herbs that are used in tea, let’s look at ten of them and how they can help treat ailments and the body.
Ginger is a popular herb present in many meals and drinks mainly as spice. Its health benefits are wide and significant. Using ginger for morning tea can help ease morning sickness in pregnant women. Other known benefits include preventing heart disease, decreasing the risk of cancer, and settling an upset stomach.
Many cannabis users know medical marijuana is best ingested by eating, smoking, or vaping it. Nonetheless, very few people are familiar with the less traditional methods of infusing it in tea. It is even considered a healthier and gentler way of introducing CBD or THC into the body than smoking.
Cannabis (marijuana or hemp) usage isn’t a new innovation. Different cultures have used it for its therapeutic effects throughout history. If you have any throat or mouth conditions, or any respiratory diseases, cannabis tea is an excellent alternative that helps you prevent these risks associated with smoking.
A healthy body is usually stress-free with a well-functioning immune system. Peppermint tea is placed in high regard when it comes to stress and anxiety relief. Thus, placing less strain on your immune system and allowing it to work at prime condition. Peppermint Tea also facilitates sleep and can even help with bad breath.
Chamomile tea is rich with chamazulene, which possesses analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties. A hot cup of chamomile tea also treats colds, reduces period pains, and helps calm stomach aches. Its qualities are popular throughout Asia.
Additionally, the intake of chamomile tea helps reduce stress and aging. Both factors are regular problems people face daily due to the daily hassles of life. In all, chamomile helps boost the immune system in its way.
This is a go-to herb for blood and heart issues. Drinking hawthorn tea promotes heart functions by first decreasing blood fats and stabilizing blood pressure. Both high and low blood pressure can be treated with hawthorn tea since the herb can serve as a vasodilator.
For centuries, Ginseng has been a traditional and popular herb in China. It is so popular in China that people subconsciously think of China whenever the name Ginseng arises in a conversation. The herb comes in three different types; white, red, and fresh.
The herb is beneficial for the body as it primarily boosts the immune system. Additionally, it contains relaxing effects similar to CBD, which is one of the reasons why CBD products are so popular. Yet, Ginseng is more known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The male reproductive system also enjoys excellent benefits from the regular intake of Ginseng.
Hibiscus tea comes in different flavors due to the variations of the herb. However, its medicinal properties are all the same. Studies prove that the herb works well in lowering blood pressure and blood fat levels. Both conditions are threatening towards human life, as many lives are lost yearly due to these conditions.
Additionally, the intake of hibiscus helps boost your liver. Liver health studies have been conducted where hibiscus extracts provided protection qualities.
Cinnamon is a great herb that can be beneficial to your health when taken sparingly. The presence of little coumarin can counter the health benefits including fighting off infections.
With a total of nine species, this herb has only three with healing qualities. The presence of active compounds in echinacea is impressive since the variety is outstanding. A few of such active compounds include phenolic acids, polyacetylenes, rosmarinic acid, and caffeic acid. Together, these active compounds make echinacea tea a healthy herbal drink by helping fight cancer cells.
10. Blackberry Leaves
The tannins and vitamin C levels are impressively high in blackberry leaves. Together, you can use blackberry leaves to tackle diarrhea and gastrointestinal inflammation. The combination also improves the immune system and speeds up tissue repair processes. This quality makes the herb great for recovery from open wounds.
Like other beneficial herbal teas, Jasmine teas burst with antioxidants. The Jasmine plant has a great aroma when infused with green, white, or black tea. Typically, Jasmine tea is made alongside green tea leaves, which merges with the herb to control weight.
The high presence of polyphenols in the herb is excellent for heart protection. These polyphenols also help lower the risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Jasmine tea, combined with cannabis products, prove to control Alzheimer’s effectively.
The healing qualities of herbs are great for the immune system. With different active ingredients and antioxidants, our list of ten healing herbs is noteworthy. Depending on your choice, there’s bound to be significant health benefits from the herbal tea of your choice.
Liz Thomson is a full-time content marketing specialist. She has been closely following the CBD Healthcare and Medical Industry trends for quite some time. She has dabbled in various domains before the CBD industry. On her off days, she likes to spend her time at the nearest animal shelter, lift weights or be nose deep in a novel. She is a fan of Sidney Sheldon's Novels.
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