The information provided in this post is from the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, as cited at the end of the page.
Herbal Tea v. Tea
Herbal tea is any mixture of herbs that are derived from leaves, seeds/or roots and various kinds of plants (Ravikumar 2014). It is a popular misconception that teas are derives from the traditional “tea plants”. They actually come from what are called ’tisanes'(herbal teas).
A General Overview of Benefits that can be gained from nearly all herbal teas as listed in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Achieving a more calm and relaxed state of mind
- Supporting heart health
- Aiding with stomach and digestive problems
- Providing Cleansing Properties for the body
- Promoting energy and wellness, nourishing the nervous system
- Providing antioxidants to the body
- Boosting energy levels and invigorating (similar to strengthening/enlivening) the body, relieving stress.
- Helping to avoid colds
- Stimulating the internal organs
- Promoting a good night’s sleep
Specific uses and Purposes According to The Type of Herb
Chamomile: Known for its calming properties and also said to anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic.
Chrysanthemum: Is sweet-tasting and is able to reduce body-heat resulting from fever. It also helps protect against liver damage and neutralises toxins.
Cinnamon: Is calming and helps to support healthy circulation and digestion.
Ginseng: Stimulates vitality and helps the body stay healthy.
Ginger Root: Is excellent for improving circulation, and is one of the best herbs for improving digestion, nausea, lung congestion, and arthritis.
Parsley: Is diuretic and helps with kidney function.
Peppermint: Is good for stress relief. It also helps with stomachs and digestive issues, as well as freshen breath.
Red Clover: Use as a medicine for menopausal symptoms, cancer, mastitis, joint disorders, asthma, bronchitis, psoriasis, and eczema. It is not recommended for children, pregnant, or breastfeeding women.
Rose Hips: Are a natural source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. They are a live, kidney, and blood tonic, and are a good remedy for fatigue, colds, and cough.
Sarsaparilla: Promotes energy and healthy skin.
Slippery Elm: Helps to relieve stomach cramps and other gastrointestinal problems.
Ravikumar, C (2014). Review on Herbal Teas. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 6 (5), 236-238