Herbal tea is a kind of beverage.
It is devoid of any tea leaves and belong to an entirely different group called tisanes or teasan.
Basically, it is the infusion or decoction of ayurvedic herbs and spices made in the hot water.
Sometimes this term is also being used for the true teas such as black, green and yellow tea.
It can be made from fresh or dried spices, herbs, flowers, leaves, seeds or roots.
It do not contain caffeine.
It can be made by pouring hot water over the mixture of the different herbs and letting them steep for a few minutes. Followed by straining and addition of the desired sweeter such as honey, Jaggery or sugar.
How to make Herbal tea at home
- Place a saucepan on the stove at medium flame and add desired amount of water.
- Let the water come to a gentle boil.
- Add all the herbal tea ingredient after crushing.
- Boil all the contents on the medium flame for 3-5 min.
- Add sweeter as per taste and left a side. Try to avoid sugar, rather use honey or jaggery.
- Using tea strainer filter it in small cups.
- Add lemon if required.
- Enjoy this super drink by sip.
Benefit of herbal tea
Different herbal tea have different benefits.
Herbal tea for weight management
Herbal tea for gastric problem
Peppermint tea is recommended for the person suffering from digestive and gastric issues.
Herbal tea for Immunity
Chamomile tea, Hunza tea and Ginger tea are highly recommended for treating cough, cold, bronchitis and inflammation of the mouth. Ginger tea reduces the inflammation and stimulates the immune system.
Herbal tea for cardiovascular issue
Hibiscus tea and Hunza tea are helpful in managing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, boost digestion and strengthen the immune system.
Herbal tea for anxiety
Lemon tea are helpful in stress management.
Herbal tea for energy
Different herbs based tea have different mechanism in boosting the energy level.
Green tea have small amounts of vitamin C that can boost immune system and protect energy levels.
Black tea contains a moderate amount of L-theanine, helping to balance out that energy boost.
Peppermint tea is a caffeine-free tea, but it offers an energy boost for mental capacities.
Licorice tea stimulates adrenal glands to boost energy and increases blood flow.
Ginger tea help to boost exercise performance and energy levels on a chemical levels.
Herbal tea for diabetes: If tea such as Hunza tea and Kahwa will be consume regularly by a diabetics, it will be helpful in controlling blood sugar.
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