Peppermint helps you digest food, reduces flatulence and digestive general issues. Because of it’s ability to soothe and assist with digestive issues it is especially good for people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Like ginger it will also help with nausea, vomiting and even motion sickness. Peppermint tea helps to freshen your breath, ease muscle aches and pain, clears congestion and assists in reducing stress.
Chamomile is one of the most popular herbal teas and available in most shops. Soothing stomach pain and relieves bloating and indigestion it also helps calm, relax and reduces stress. Chamomile is often taken by people before they go to bed to help them sleep as it is known to fight insomnia by relaxing a person aiding natural sleep.
Rosemary is a fantastic fragrant herb and can help your muscles to relax and is especially effective as a digestive. Those with gall bladder and liver complaints will find drinking rosemary tea will help relieve the severity of the symptoms. Because of it’s fragrant nature, Rosemary also relieves coughs and asthma symptoms.
This tea is good for your stomach and digestive system helping to settle upsets and increase digestion. It’s a great way (with fresh ginger) to get your metabolism started in the morning before you eat or juice and is great as an aid for weight loss. It can help with fever when you have a temperature and has been used with honey for colds for centuries. It can relax your mind and body and so reduce blood pressure because it acts as a blood purifier. It’s also thought to have anti-ageing properties and can reduce blackheads, wrinkles and make you glow because of a high level of vitamin C.
Ginger is a great all rounder. Ginger tea stimulates and soothes the digestive system good for nausea, infections, colds and flu (combined with fresh lemon) and is a fantastic way to start the day. It’s also been found to help arthritis because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
Lavender tea is soothing for the mind and body and helps with sleep. It also helps when you’re feeling down or depressed with it’s calming properties. Like peppermint it is great for flatulence, bowel issues and an upset stomach. Lavender tea can be used as a way of helping with coughs and other respiratory issues. Other benefits include it being used to reduce fever, healing wounds, cuts, ulcers and sores (as a wash).
Cardamom tea has a fragrant, sweet and aromatic flavour. This tea helps indigestion, stomach pain, flatulence and nausea. Cardamom tea fights pulmonary disease where lots of phlegm is present. For heavy coffee drinkers, cardamom tea is great as it helps to detoxify the caffeine from your system.
This is a citrusy and amazingly fragrant tea. Lemon grass teas are often served as an after-dinner drink to aid digestion and is due to the substance called citral (also the active ingredient in lemon peels). Lemon grass is more often mixed with other herbs to make a tea adding it’s properties to others.
Made with the leaves of childhood terror, the stinging nettle! The nettle is one of nature’s best natural aids for an assortment of ailments including anaemia, high blood pressure, rheumatism, arthritis, coughs and colds, congestion, urinary tract infections, and kidney and bladder problems.
The Hawthorn leaves, flowers and berries of the hawthorn are in many modern and popular flavoured teas. The plant is believed to contain flavonoid-like complexes that help improve cardiovascular health by helping to relax and dilate blood vessels which increases blood circulation. The berries are also believed to relieve water retention by removing excess salt from the body.
Green tea has been found to lower some cancer risks and contains antioxidants called polyphenols which help suppress free radicals. Green tea lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels and is great for the heart. It also lowers blood pressure, prevents and fights tooth decay and inhibits different viruses.