A hot cup of organic herbal tea can soothe the mind, body, and soul and has been doing so for hundreds of years. Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Chinese Medicine practitioners have been using herbal teas to cure, prevent, and treat diseases, ailments, and illnesses since 1000 B.C. Modern-day science has shown that our ancient ancestors knew what they were doing when it came to herbal teas. Research has shown that many organic tea ingredients like turmeric, ashwagandha, and chamomile, among others, have a positive impact on our bodies. If we look at each of these ingredients, we can see how they can impact our health and wellness.
- Turmeric: A study in 2017 found that turmeric relieves inflammation, stiffness, and joint swelling. Other research has shown that it is a powerful antioxidant and can alleviate depression by promoting brain function. The benefits continue, and a study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine found that turmeric has a positive impact on heart health as well.
- Ashwagandha: This is another powerful herb that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. This herb has a long list of benefits, including lowering sugar levels, reducing cortisol, and has been said to help with arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, and diabetes.
- Chamomile: Chamomile contains flavonoids, which have many medicinal effects on the body. A study published in the Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Infertility found chamomile tea reduced menstrual pain. Additional research has found that it can treat cold symptoms, treat diabetes, and improve skin conditions like eczema. Chamomile is also notorious for its calming effects.
As you can see, these three ingredients can positively affect your health and wellness. There are several other potent herbs that have their own medicinal uses and benefits, including astragalus, cinnamon, dandelion root, elderberries, ginger, lemon balm, and milk thistle seeds. When making an organic herbal tea with these ingredients, you can receive a long list of incredible benefits! Here are the top 9 benefits of wellness teas:
- Boost Immune System
Ginger and turmeric are known for their antioxidant properties. Antioxidants have become a bit of a buzzword over the past decade, but there is scientific research that backs up all the buzz. They are able to boost your immune system, reduce brain fog, and improve long-term brain health. Antioxidants fight against age-related illnesses and conditions and provide protection against damage-causing cells. So, although you won’t be able to sip your way back to your 20s, you can improve your chances of staying healthier longer.
- Reduces Inflammation
Inflammation is the leading cause of illnesses and dangerous health conditions. Some foods are known to increase inflammation, and there are those that are able to reduce it. The active compound in turmeric is called curcumin and has BIG anti-inflammation powers. Teas that contain turmeric can reduce inflammation and inflammation-related issues.
- Eases Digestion
If you suffer from gastrointestinal issues, you know how challenging they can be to treat. Many pharmaceutical treatments can end up causing more issues and don’t always solve the issue. A cup of organic herbal tea that contains ingredients like ginger, turmeric, and chamomile are easy on the stomach and can help treat GI troubles. Ginger and turmeric are great at reducing nausea and easing bloating. Chamomile has natural antispasmodic properties making it great for those with IBS. A cup of tea containing these ingredients can reduce heavy feelings of fullness, cramping, nausea, and even stop emergency trips to the bathroom.
- Controls Blood Sugar Levels
Ashwagandha and milk thistle seed are able to lower blood sugar levels, improve metabolism, and improve insulin function. For this reason, studies have concluded that those who drink herbal teas with these ingredients have a lower rate of diabetes. Stable blood sugar levels will help maintain energy levels and weight.
- Calms the mind and body
We often view herbal teas as a self-care practice. Although curling up with a hot cup of tea, blanket and book create soothing vibes, there is actually scientific backing to these calming effects of an herbal brew! Chamomile and lemon balm has a calming effect on both the mind and body.
- Aids in detoxing
A health detox, intermittent fasting, or starting a new weight loss regime can increase the number of toxins in our system. This is one of the reasons we start to feel crummy when we start dieting. An organic tea full of antioxidants can help with this. Ingredients like ginger, dandelion root, and milk thistle seeds will curb your appetite and soothe your stomach.
- Improves Heart Health
So many herbal ingredients have a positive effect on heart health. Studies that have looked at the health of those who drank up to three cups a day found they had better heart health when compared to others. Don’t hesitate to have an extra cup or two – it’s good for your heart!
- Boosts Energy
Caffeine can cause peaks and crashes in energy levels, so although initially, you will feel alert, your energy levels can drop significantly later on. It can also have negative effects on those who are sensitive. Herbal teas can help coffee-drinkers reduce their caffeine intake. Natural ingredients like ashwagandha can increase brain function and make you feel more alert – without the caffeine!
- Improves Skin
We all want to feel and look good! The antioxidants in organic herbal teas can slow age-related skin damage and keep your skin looking good. Ingredients like turmeric, chamomile, and milk thistle can treat acne and skin conditions like eczema, improving skin texture and tone.
Fortunately, you no longer have to drink 9 different cups of herbal tea to receive these benefits. By combining them into one organic tea blend, you can receive all the health benefits in just a cup! As an avid tea drinker, I know the importance of locally grown, organic ingredients. This is why The Wellness Tea organic herbal tea blend is 100% USA made and free from artificial colors and additives. Wellness is defined as the state of being healthy in mind and body, and that’s exactly what a cup of Wellness Tea will do!