Herbal teas are not actual 'teas'. They typically contain no tea leaves, just a blend of herbs. As each herb has different healing properties, blends can often be beneficial to more than one ailment.
You must be careful when self administering herbal teas, yes, there can be too much of a good thing. Always start out taking just a small amount and you can always increase your tea intake if you feel you need to. Starting slow is better than being knocked down by having too much!
Also you can increase potency of your herbal tea by adding more herbs or steeping the infusion for a longer period of time.
Calendula Tea made from the leaves of the Calendula flower, this tea is known for its sedative and calming affects.
Chamomile Tea The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry confirms that chamomile is an effective anti-inflammatory, sedative and ulcer-fighter. Research also suggests that chamomile may act as an antioxidant and antimicrobial.
Ginger Tea made from ginger root, this tea is historically known for its warming affect on the body. Great for those with the flu or a cold and the chills.
Hops Tea made from hops, (yes the same ingredient as beer), hop tea is known for its appetite sitmulation and aiding in digestion. It is a bitter tea.
Rose Hip Tea Rose hip tea is high in Vitamin C content and a great way to increase that Vitamin C intake in a tea form.
Spearmint Tea Useful for treating nasea and an upset stomach, also very good for clearing your mouth of that bad taste after vomiting. Pepermint Tea has similar affects on an upset stomach.
Yerba Santa Tea Has a peppery but pleasing taste, medicinally it is used for the treatment of the common cold.
Herbal Tea Cures are plenty and they predate western medicine. Herbal Teas can be found to treat almost any sickness or disease.
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We have also compiled a Herb Database that lists illness and conditions. Each illness or condition provides a list of the herbs that can be used to treat it by way of a herbal tea or infusion.
We get this question all the time - Is herbal tea to increase breast milk safe? - You can find the answer to this one by visiting Fenugreek Tea & Breast Milk There is some great information there on the affects of herbal tea on breast milk stimulation.
We would also like to hear from you with your favorite Affects of Herbal Tea & your favorite remedy! Please submit your comments and recipes to us to share with others.
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