A nice cuppa can provide the perfect pick-me-up while also giving us that extra energy we require as we go about our busy daily lives.
But as well as giving us the ideal excuse to take a well-earned break, there are a number of natural health benefits of herbal tea, too.
Packed with essential nutrients; like vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, it’s no surprise that herbal loose leaf teas are credited with soothing aching bodies as well as tired minds.
THE BENEFITS OF HERBAL TEAS
Loose herbal teas can come in a wide range of tastes and flavours and make a tempting, not to mention refreshing, alternative to coffee or fizzy drinks such as cola.
But if that wasn’t enough, some herbal teas also have health-promoting properties too; in fact, herbal teas have been used as natural remedies for a variety of ailments for hundreds of years.
These can range widely for both physical and mental health, as well as general wellbeing and here are just a few.
A cup of herbal tea after meals can help the body to digest food more easily and because it’s rich in spearmint – which is thought to suppress the digestive system – can also reduce the urge to overeat.
Chamomile, cinnamon, turmeric, hibiscus, ginger and lavender, not to mention the extensive amount of polyphenols present in the likes of green tea, are widely regarded to encourage supple skin and help fight the ageing process.
The ingredients found in many herbal teas, such as chamomile, passion flower, ashwagandha, lavender and peppermint, are known to help overcome insomnia while the relaxing effects can encourage a peaceful deep sleep.
BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
The antioxidants and vitamins found in herbal teas are great for helping fight disease and infections, protect against oxidative stress, and lower the risk of chronic disease with elderberry, echinacea, ginger, and liquorice root some of the most popular choices.
It’s widely accepted that herbal teas such as chamomile are known to release stress and treat insomnia while it also soothes the mind and releases chemicals in the brain that fight stress and depression.
THREE HERBAL TEAS YOU SHOULD TRY
Herbal teas contain adaptogens and herbs which impact immunity, encourage relaxation, increase concentration and improve blood circulation – reducing stress and helping you to remain calm and feel healthier.
At LEAF tea Shop we stock a range of wellness and herbal teas to do exactly that and here are just a few.
Because it contains an active component called apigenin, which can behave as an active tranquilizer, reducing anxiety and helping to calm the nerves, teas that are made using the Chamomile Flower are synonymous with relaxing and winding down.
In sufficient doses, apigenin’s ability to reduce anxiety and aid sleep means that it carries one of the most significant loose leaf tea benefits due to functioning in a neuroprotective manner.
Peppermint is a great cuppa at any time of the day and is often served after a meal, as it is a well-known digestive aid, not to mention being Caffeine free.
The combination of Lavender, rose, chamomile, lemon balm, Vervain work together to produce a relaxing, floral, perfumed brew which can aid a restful night’s slumber, providing a healthy alternative to sleeping pills.
Ginger root is believed to have healing properties and is used to relieve the symptoms of many things from the common cold to travel sickness.
The unique warmth and slight bite, which comes from drinking the root steeped in hot water, is not only delicious but leaves you feeling energised as well as being Caffeine free.
OUR HERBAL TEA BUNDLE IS THE PERFECT INTRODUCTION
If you’re looking to try our wide range of herbal teas, we have a fantastic range for you to discover.
Our Herbal Tea Bundle is the perfect introduction and includes a choice of three tins of herbal tea (Choose from; Chamomile Flowers, Peppermint Tea, Three Graces, Ginger Root, Pure Life Wellness, Secret Garden or Rose Petals) as well as your very own tea pot.
Take a look at our extensive selection of herbal loose leaf teas by visiting the LEAF Tea Shop website.