Made from plants other than actual tea, herbal teas have been used medicinally for centuries.
While the medical benefits of herbal teas are often more anecdotal than scientifically supported, people across the world continue to drink herbal teas to ease specific symptoms. Consult your doctor before trying any new teas, especially if you have allergies and are taking medication.
Ginger has a reputation for helping with gastrointestinal distress, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. It’s an easy tea to prepare in the kitchen—try this simple ginger tea recipe.
Touted for its antioxidants, ginkgo tea has been used to aid blood circulation throughout the body—particularly the brain. Read more about the benefits of gingko at WebMD.
Ginseng has been used for centuries, and the root remains one of the most popular herbal remedies in the world. Often used for its supposed cancer-fighting properties, ginseng tea is also used to benefit the digestive system and boost immunity.
This pretty flower of the daisy family has been used for just about everything. Known for its ability to soothe the body and calm the mind, chamomile tea has been brewed to treat insomnia, anxiety, healing wounds, rashes, and stomach discomfort.
A favorite of koalas, eucalyptus also has plenty to offer humans by way of its cleansing properties. According to TheRightTea.com, this herbal tea can be used to relieve respiratory infection, lower blood sugar, and clearing up congestion in the throat and sinuses.
Rosemary can make a wonderful addition to soups, potatoes, and many other recipes—but did you know it’s also great for tea? Like gingko tea, rosemary tea is believed to increase circulation to the brain and contains antioxidants that may help prevent Alzheimer’s, dementia, and cancer.
There are many more herbal teas out there that you can try–these are just a few of the most popular. Don’t forget to get the OK from your doctor before integrating a new herbal tea into your diet, but if one suits you, you could soon be enjoying the benefits of herbal tea!