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Medicinal Tea 101: Tea Remedies for Everyday Uses

Herbal or medicinal teas have been around for hundreds of years, and while they are caffeine-free and don't actually contain any "tea" they still fall into this category. Many of these medicinal teas gained their popularity from their wide array of health benefits. In today's blog post we are sharing some of our favourite medicinal teas and their uses. Are you ready? Let's dive in!

What are medicinal teas?

As mentioned above unlike regular teas that are made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis plat, herbal /medicinal teas are made from dried fruit, flowers, spices or herbs.

What are the benefits of medicinal teas?

Medicinal teas come in a wide range of flavours and therefore each has a unique set of health benefits. Here are some of the powerful benefits associated with medicinal teas.

  1. Many medicinal teas are high in antioxidants. As we know antioxidants can help fight free radicals, which can damage your cells. Antioxidants in medicinal teas can offer health benefits such as healthy skin, disease-fighting properties and overall better health.

  2. Many medicinal teas are anti-inflammatory. The anti-inflammatory properties in many teas help to reduce pain, swelling and tiredness in joints.

  3. Helps to combat stress and anxiety. Since medicinal teas are caffeine-free they are helpful in calming nerves as well as aiding sleep.

  4. Helps to lower blood pressure. Some medicinal teas have blood pressure lowering properties. This helps to reduce the strain put on your heart and can also help to reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

Now that we know some of the benefits associated with medicinal teas its' time we share some of our favourites.

Turmeric Tea - If you have been following us for awhile you have probably realized by now that we put Turmeric in EVERYTHING, so why should tea be any different. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and since we know that inflammation is the root cause of many diseases such as cancer, turmeric tea can help reduce your risk of developing cancer. Plus some studies show that turmeric can help prevent cancer growth and kill certain cancer cells. Turmeric tea also helps to relieve minor aches and pains.

Ginger Tea - When it comes to treating nausea, indigestion, heartburn and stomach pains ginger tea is one of the best options. Plus it helps to fight inflammation, boosts the immune system, and helps you feel better overall. Ginger tea can also be great for reducing menstrual discomfort.

Peppermint Tea - When it comes to digestive health, peppermint tea should be your go-to. It can help with stomach aches, cramping, nausea, bloating, or even gas pains.

Echinacea Tea - Looking for a tea to help boost your immune system fast and help fight the common cold? Then look no further than Echinacea tea. This medicinal tea has been shown to prevent and even shorten the duration of the common cold as well as lessen the severity of it's symptoms. Plus it helps soothe a sore throat.

Rose Hip Tea - This medicinal tea is another one with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Plus it is high in Vitamin C making it a powerful antioxidant as well. This tea can help reduce inflammation in people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as well as associated pain.

Chamomile Tea - When it comes to sleep and relaxation chamomile tea is king. Chamomile tea can help with anxiety, calming nerves and creating a relaxed state of mind.

Passion flower Tea - This medicinal tea helps promote the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid(GABA) in your brain to help lower brain activity, making you relax and decreasing your anxiety. Passion flower tea is useful for relieving anxiety and helping improve sleep.

There you have it the full list of our favourite medicinal teas!