Posts Tagged ‘Health Benefits’

Let me make this VERY CLEAR…herbal tea is not tea. Just because it says “tea” doesn’t make it tea!! But herbal tea still tastes great!

Herbal tea is commonly called an herbal infusion. Made from everything other than tea leaves! Dried fruits, flowers and herbs. Generally, boiling water is poured over the fruit, flower or herbs (or a combination of all) and left to seep for a few minutes.

But herbs and flowers and fruits have long been known to have health benefits if consumed. Did you know that if you place them in hot water you can still have all the benefits!! This article explains just some of the many benefits of herbal teas.

There are so many types of herbal tea…that I will list some here but feel free to check out the larger list!

  • catnip tea- catnip is not just for cats anymore!
  • chamomile
  • blackberry
  • peppermint
  • mango
  • jasmine
  • cherry
  • mushroom
  • ginger
  • yogi

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Some studies show, according to Health Benefits of Tea, an article siting the benefits of tea drinking, polyphenols have anti-cancer properties. Polyphenols may reduce the risk of gastric, esophageal and skin cancers if an individual drinks 4-6 cups per day. Tea may also reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by only drinking 2 cups per day.

According to another article, which offers an array of health benefits, polyphenols, flavonoids and catechins take on “free radicals” in our bodies.

The Daily Mind’s article states that tea can:

  • boost your brain-helping with concentration and focus
  • fight illness
  • beat stress

But also according to The Daily Mind article tea can also have an adverse affects on health.

  • sleep problems
  • kidney disease

According to Problems wih Green Tea, a health article, some tea contains large amounts of fluoride and pesticides and may cause:

  • hyperthyroidism
  • breast cancer
  • stomach cancer
  • arthritis

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