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Finding The Best Herbal Tea Remedies

Updated on December 15, 2009

Herbal teas have become very popular as an alternative to tea and coffee beverages.  This is not only for people who tend to follow an alternative or strict diet.  It is now commonplace for those who enjoy a cup of coffee to opt for a refreshing herbal alternative.  This can be bought as loose tea or as pre-packaged tea bags. 

This is just a few of the more popular types of herbal teas that are currently available.  Some have a wonderful taste and scent while others are an acquired taste.  If you can reap some positive benefits from drinking just a cup or two a day then you may find that it could be worth giving one or two of these a taste test.

Lemongrass tea is one of many herbal tea remedies
Lemongrass tea is one of many herbal tea remedies

Lemongrass Tea

Lemongrass tea has a very refreshing taste and aroma. It be can enjoyed both as a hot or a cold beverage over ice. Lemongrass can been seen as very beneficial for the wellbeing of the whole body, especially the internal organs because it acts as a natural detoxing agent by helping to get rid of all the bad elements that enter the body during our everyday lives.

Green Tea

One of the benefits that have been attributed to the consumption of green tea is the fact that it can help you if you are looking for healthy ways to lose weight safely and steadily. Extensive research has been carried out and the results found that green tea can help to speed up the body’s metabolism which is one of the main factors that will mean that you are able to burn fat at a much quicker rate.

Some people find that they do not like the actual taste of green tea. However you can still get the same benefits by taking green tea extracts in the form of a pill.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is very well known as a healing drink. It has been used as a wonderful herbal remedy for many centuries. It is a good drink to help relax the body completely so many people like to drink a cup before the head off to bed. Some women also find that it helps relieve stomach cramps and any menstrual tension.

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint has a very distinctive smell and taste. Most people will recognise it in products like toothpaste and sweets but peppermint tea also has many healing properties. Many people will drink peppermint tea in order help combat ailments like an upset stomach and intestinal discomfort. It has also been known to give effective relief for people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, gallstones as well as skin irritations.

Nettle Tea

Nettle tea may originate from that well known stinging nettles but once it has been processed, it can make a very refreshing beverage that can be consumed if it is hot or cold. Purchased loose or in bags, the health benefits of nettle leaf tea include helping to relieve constipation and building up the body’s natural defences against colds and the flu. Preparing one or two cups a day is all you need to see some improvement in your system.

Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is another herbal drink that has been attributed to helping people who want to lose weight. This tea is also known as Wu Long tea and they differentiate due to the countries that they are grown and cultivated from. Other health benefits include helping to lower cholesterol, improving the immune system and also lowering blood pressure.

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    • SallyTX profile image

      Sally Branche 

      6 years ago from Only In Texas!

      Lovely information, and you discussed some of the teas I didn't discuss in the article I just posted! Voted up and useful! ;D

    • happyflower profile imageAUTHOR

      happyflower 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Hi D.A.L.

      Glad to hear you enjoyed this hub. Many thanks

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      Dave 

      8 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Excellent informative hub. I have drank nettle tea for years.

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