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10 Different Types Of Herbal Tea That Are Miraculous For Your Health

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Tea is perhaps the oldest beverage in history and people have been drinking this hot aromatic beverage for the past 5000 years. It originated in China and was originally consumed as a medicinal drink. Tea protects our bones, reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and the risk of various types of cancer.

Tea is an essential part of our daily life. Our day jump-starts with a steaming cup of tea.  People usually prefer the traditional milk tea, but substituting it with herbal tea only benefits our body in numerous ways. Besides being a tasty, warming, caffeine-free pick-me-up, herbal tea has lots of wonderful health benefits.

1. Ginger Tea

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Ginger tea helps in burning fat, especially the fat from your abdominal area, thus, letting you achieve a slimmer waist and a flat stomach. Also, ginger tea is ideal for those who drink tea after their lunch or dinner because it does not let excess fat get stored in the body.

2. Chamomile Tea

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Chamomile is a popular herb that is used in tea worldwide. Chamomile soothes the stomach and relieves bloating and indigestion. Chamomile also calms the mind and helps people relax and deal better with their stresses. People who find it hard to go to sleep should drink a cup of chamomile tea before going to bed. Chamomile is known to fight insomnia by relaxing the body and the mind, enabling the person to fall asleep naturally. Its antioxidants may help prevent complications from diabetes, like loss of vision, nerve and kidney damage, and stunt the growth of cancer cells.

3. Green Tea

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Green tea is another kind of tea that comes with numerous benefits. Firstly, it speeds up your metabolism and it is a good idea to drink it after you have eaten a lot of food at a wedding or a party to detox your body. It helps in treating bloated stomach. In addition, green tea also helps to lose weight and shows very quick results with consumption of green tea twice a day for a month. Do not forget to squeeze some lemon into your green tea to make its taste more appealing.

4. Peppermint Tea

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Drinking peppermint tea relieves the symptoms of abdominal gas and bloating, and also cures muscle spasms. It is also good for nausea (without vomiting) and for heating up the body and making it sweat. If indigestion or heartburn are problems, it is recommended to avoid peppermint altogether. Peppermint tea can also be made using fresh herbs from the garden and it is one of the easiest herbs to grow.

5. Rooibos Tea

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High in vitamin C as well as other minerals, rooibos has all sorts of health benefits. An easy drinking tea, it is largely grown in South Africa and has been touted for its antioxidant properties which may in turn help ward off disease and the signs of aging. It has also been shown to help with common skin concerns, such as eczema.

6. Ceylon Tea

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Ceylon tea has a lighter color than green tea and is not very strong compared to green tea. It wouldn’t really act as your early morning tea but you sure can drink it sometime later in the day. Ceylon tea is the kind of tea that is beneficial for those who suffer from high cholesterol levels. It helps in cutting down your cholesterol level so that you remain healthy.

7. Rosemary Tea

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Rosemary is not only good for cooking but makes for a highly beneficial tea. Rosemary can help your muscles to relax. Additionally, rosemary is an effective digestive aid as well. If you have gall bladder and liver complaints, drinking rosemary tea regularly will greatly help relieve your symptoms. Rosemary tea also relieves cough and mild asthma symptoms.

8. Cardamom and Cinnamon Tea

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Cardamom and cinnamon are known to be the best flavor enhancers. It is extremely beneficial in naturally treating flu and cough. Cardamom and cinnamon tea is taken without the addition of milk and by replacing sugar with honey. It really soothes your sore throat.

9. Hibiscus Flower Tea (Sorrel)

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Dried Hibiscus flowers are made into a tea that offers very high health benefits. Hibiscus tea is known to reduce high cholesterol and strengthen the immune system (it’s rich in Vitamin C). Hibiscus flower infusions have known to reduce hypertension as well, in people prone to this condition. A recent study reveals that hibiscus tea is rich in antioxidants, which protect the body against cell-damaging free radicals. Red zinger tea and sorrel tea contain hibiscus.

10. Lemon Balm Tea

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An easy-to-grow plant, lemon balm is helpful for lifting the spirits. It can help improve concentration. Lemon balm is safe for children and may help prevent nightmares when consumed before bed. This herb also makes a refreshing iced tea, and can be flavored with lemon or maple syrup.

So, when are you adding them to your daily routine? Tell us in the comment section below.

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