Many societies have always used herbal remedies to maintain health. Yet, others are slower in adapting natural remedies. Even now, some people still rely on modern medicine for problems that can be treated effectively with an herbal remedy. If you are leery about natural herbs or how to use them, make it easy on yourself. Get the benefits of herbs through drinking them in the form of tea.
Brewing a natural herb tea is a great way to get the benefits of the herb along with a great tasting drink. Here are four great herbal teas and what they can do to help you.
Before drinking herbal teas, taking herbal supplements, or taking any medications, you should talk to your doctor. Herbs can have side effects, complications, and drug interactions; just like prescription meds. You doctor will be able to tell you if it’s safe for you to use certain herbs or not.
Green Tea: For centuries, the Chinese have known about and used the medicinal benefits of green tea. It has been used to prevent and treat a variety of illnesses and health problems. Some of the benefits is that Green tea will strengthen your immune system, helps improve memory and sharpens mental focus, promotes younger looking skin, helps prevent arthritis, removes toxins from your body, helps prevent cancer, protects liver function, relaxes the body, to name a few of the benefits.
Scientific research has been conducted to prove these benefits of Green Tea not only in Asia but also in the US. Ressearch also sows that drinking Green Teac can help lower total cholesterol levels, as well as improve the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol. Green tea comes in many varieties. Go to the resources in the title link to find out more about this all-in-one healthy herbal tea.
Valerian Tea: Valerian has been used for centuries to help with a whole host of medical problems. Most recently it has been used to calm nerves and even soothe severe anxiety and restlessness. It is a great tea to enjoy at the end of the day when you want to unwind and relax. Because it acts as a sedative, Valerian is often used to cure insomnia and get a restful night’s sleep. It is commonly used to help with cramps and digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome.
You should also be wary of continued use because it can become addictive and produce withdrawal symptoms if you stop using it. When making Valerian tea, do not use boiling water as this could decrease its potency. Just pour hot water over the tea and let it steep.
Echinacea. Want to be able to strengthen your immune system and better fight off viruses like that flu? Or course you do. That’s why you should try to drink Echinacea tea regularly. This tea stimulates your cells and helps boost interferon production; both essential parts of immune functioning
My family uses echinacea tea at the slightest sign of a cold with good results. Still, a few people may be allergic to Echinacea, so if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction or an asthma attack, see a doctor immediately.
Hawthorn Tea: If you’re looking for a natural, effective way to help improve your heart function and circulation, you should try hawthorn tea. This herb has been known to help the heart, relieve blood pressure problems, lower cholesterol, and improve circulation. It’s also an antioxidant which means it helps prevent cancer and improves overall health.
If used properly, herbal teas can be a great way to naturally improve your health and help you live a happier life. If you benefit from these teas, there are many other options that you can try to maintain good health.