Herbal tea can enhance your vitality as well as being helpful with many ailments such as anxiety, stress, headaches and depression. Spoil yourself with a cup of aromatic, flavorsome herbal tea. Listed are some popular herbs and there benefits
STINGING NETTLE As well as its high content of potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron sodium, nettle herbal tea has been used widely to treat many blood disorders. With its anti – inflammatory agents, stinging nettle loose leaf tea is one of the most popular herbs used today.
THYME Because of Thymes antiseptic qualities, this herb has been used for all kinds of infections whether it be bacterial, fungal or viral. The most popular use of Thyme is as a tea or a mouthwash for treating ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough and pneumonia.
LADY’S MANTLE Lady’s mantle herbal tea is a useful herb for strengthening the uterus in women who are likely to miscarry. It is also beneficial to control heavy menstrual bleeding. As a herbal tea it is a tonic to the womb and associated tissues so that problems with painful periods and the changes that come with menopause are eased.
HOREHOUND Horehound can be used to treat many ailments. Used externally horehound may be used to treat a range of skin conditions. Taken internally horehound soothes a cough and is good for bronchial problems. Horehound also promotes sweating, and therefore helps to reduce fever. It also stimulates the flow and secretion of bile from the gallbladder, thereby aiding digestion.
PEPPERMINT The leaves and stem of the peppermint herb have a high oil content therefore this part of the plant is used medicinally. Peppermint is used for many ailments including motion sickness, nausea, heart burn, cold or influenza, tension headaches and flatulence. Peppermint aids the flow of digestive juices, and can be beneficial to aid bowel problems such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
September 26 2009 04:14 am | Alternative Medicine