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    Herbal teas, which are also referred to as tisane or ptisan, are drinks that are made by infusing plants; and not just from the leaves of real tea which has the scientific name Camellia sinensis.

    How are Herbal Teas Made?

    Herbal teas are made from various parts of a plant such as flowers, seeds, leaves, or roots. Boiling water is poured over the parts of the plant that are already washed or cleaned and then covered to keep the aromatic ingredients and elements from escaping. They are steeped for between 10 to 20 minutes before it is ready for drinking.

    Health Benefits of Herbal Tea

    Herbal teas are widely known for their different medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Herbal teas are used for refreshment. Different herbal teas are characterized with their unique and distinct aroma and flavor as well as their different medicinal purposes.

    Some Common Types of Herbal Tea

    Herbal Chamomile Tea is antispasmodic which means that it helps relieve intestinal problems like flatulence, stomach aches, and stomach cramps. It also helps to heal wounds faster and soothe scrapes, sunburns, and rashes because it has antifungal and anti-irritant properties. It helps reduce inflammations because of it has anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps treat skin conditions. It helps relieve back pains, muscle contractions, and menstrual cramps for women. It helps treat colds, sore throat, and fever. It is also used to treat headaches and migraines and it is used to fight off insomnia. It reduces stress and it soothes the nerves.

    Herbal Peppermint Tea helps ease diarrhea and improve digestion. It relieves stomach cramps, stomach aches, and irritable bowel syndrome or what is known as IBS. It helps relieve headache and fight bad breath because of its menthol content. It eases cough, colds, asthma, sinusitis, and even gingivitis. It relieves stress and helps prevent vomiting and nausea. It also heals sore throat. The menthol content of peppermint tea also helps suppress fungi, viruses, and bacteria. The vitamin B content of peppermint tea helps optimize nerves and brain functions. It also helps to get rid of gallstones in the kidneys and relieve from chronic and muscle pains.

    Herbal Ginger tea helps ease stomach cramps and improve digestion because of the shogoal and gingerol content of ginger. It helps in neutralizing the acids inside the stomach and in secreting digestive juices. It helps in invigorating the stomach and the intestines and in relieving from griping due to diarrhea. It also helps in preventing metabolic toxicity by getting rid of substances left in the stomach. It also helps in stimulating weak appetites. It relieves nausea and vomiting and it helps in preventing travel sickness. It also reduces dizziness and prevents muscular spasms and menstrual cramps and pains. It helps prevent heart ailments, migraine, and arthritis.

    Herbal Ginseng tea helps fight arthritis, asthma, and diabetes. It helps relieve menstrual cramps among women. It also eases stomach pains. It helps reduce stress and lower the levels of cholesterol. It also helps cure diarrhea and stomach ulcers. It also boosts the immune system and increase perspiration. It could also help fight headaches and cancers.

    There are a wide variety of herbal teas. Herbal teas are natural drinks that are beneficial for a healthy body and they are at the same time good refreshments because of their flavor and aroma.