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Herbals are a whole other ball game and if you do drink a lot of herbal teas, I’d advise getting a handbook about herbal teas or look them up on the internet. Generally herbals are safe and have good health beenfits, but sometimes people can have allergic reactions to certain plants and flowers, so if you have sensitivities, it’s a good idea to read the ingredients in herbal tea blends.
Just to give you an idea: Some examples of popular herbal tea benefits are:
PEPPERMINT TEA is great for soothing an upset stomach and helping digestion. It is also good for killing mouth bacteria and giving you good breath.
GINGER TEA is great for aiding with nausea, motion-sickness, as well as digestion.
DANDELION TEA is a great diuretic and also detoxifies the liver.
LICORICE TEA contains valuable iron salts and is a good laxative. It is also said to fight stress and fatigue. It may not be good for people with high blood pressure.
CHAMOMILE TEA is supposed to help with insomnia. The natural mineral phosphates in chamomile tea help calm nervous energy. People also bathe in chamomile tea if they have a sunburn or rinse their hair with it if they are blonde…it’s supposed to give blonde hair a shine.
However, be careful with some of these herbal teas if you have plant allergies…chamomile is a relative of the ragweed plant and if you suffer from allergies, you could have an unpleasant reaction from some herbals.
Okay, real tea… the Camellia Sinensis plant. There are so many benefits, I’m going to list them alphabetically.
AGING – Mice which were fed tea displayed fewer signs of ageing than mice that were fed water. This ageing experiment was conducted jointly by scientists in America, Taiwan, and Tokushima University in japan. It was testing both green and oolong tea. Groups of mice that were genetically altered to age twice as fast as ordinary mice, were observed over a 16-week period. They were checked for hair loss, age spots, bags under their eyes, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. The mice that were fed tea displayed fewer signs of ageing than mice that were fed water, with oolong tea showing significantly better results than green tea.
to be continued… in the mean time join us for a cup of your favourite tea!