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Health Benefits Of My Favorite Herbal Teas

Updated on September 18, 2012

Sipping on a tall mug of my favorite herbal tea is my favorite way to relax. Now, I've tried the fancy tea shop teas, and they are nice, but actually my favorite herbal teas are made by Celestial Seasonings. They always seem to have the right blend of herbs to satisfy my cravings, whatever I may crave from one evening to the next.

So sit back, cradle your mug of tea, and permit me to share some of my favorites. I will also list the ingredients in each and their individual health benefits.

  1. Bengal Spice- Let's be transported away on a spicy journey through India. Don't worry, that tiger won't harm you, he's a mellow cat who only wishes to rest in your exotic garden. While you are on your journey, the smell of cinnamon, chicory, and vanilla float through the air, with undertones of ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Breathe it all in and then, go ahead, taste it. The spice animates your taste buds while smoothing your senses. This tea is very much like Chai tea, but without the caffeine. Enjoy with a little sugar and milk.

Ingredients:

Cinnamon= This spice is used to help digestion and lower blood sugar.

Chicory= It's said to prevent cardiovascular disease, aid in digestion, and prevent cancer.

Carob= Used to lower cholesterol and acts as a antioxidant.

Ginger= Might help with digestion, morning sickness, and migraines.

Cardamom= It's said to aid digestion and improve metabolism.

Clove= This spice is believed to help digestion and have antiseptic properties.

Nutmeg= People have used it to relieve stress and help stimulate mental activity.




2. Tension Tamer- Crazy, stressful days; everyone has them. You get home and your brain is spinning, you can't seem to unwind. If only you had a tamer for this tension! What you need is a pipping hot cup of harmony; blended with crisp taste of peppermint and lemon, along with the savory notes of cinnamon and ginger.

Ingredients:

Eleuthero= This is an herb that is said to relieve stress, help with immune function, and enhance mental abilities.

Peppermint = It's said to help aid in digestion and help alleviate cold symptoms

Cinnamon= This spice is used to help digestion and lower blood sugar.

Ginger= Might help with digestion, morning sickness, and migraines.

Chamomile=Used for insomnia, anxiety, and nausea.

West Indian Lemongrass= It's said to aide nervousness and weariness.

Licorice= A spice used to help coughs and reduce acid in the stomach.

Catnip= Yes, catnip! It makes cats go crazy, but apparently has the opposite effect in humans. It's used as a sleep agent and to help relieve anxiety.

Tilia Flowers= These plants are used for high blood pressure, headaches, and as a sedative.

Hops= Hops are used for insomnia and menstrual cramps.

Vitamins B6 and B12= These vitamins are said to help with brain function and the nervous system. Studies also suggest that these vitamins help to have clearer and more vivid dreams.



3. Sleepytime Vanilla = Everyone knows that sleepy bear, the trademark of Sleepytime tea. Sleepytime Vanilla is a nutty,creamy twist on the original Sleepytime. It still has the original perfect blend of spearmint, lemongrass, and chamomile; the vanilla just makes it even better. Enjoy this tea while slumped in your cozy armchair or swinging in your outside hammock.

Ingredients:

Chamomile=Used for insomnia, anxiety, and nausea.

West Indian Lemongrass= It's said to aide nervousness and weariness

Spearmint= It's said to help aid in digestion and help alleviate cold symptoms.

Tilia Flowers=These plants are used for high blood pressure, headaches, and as a sedative.

Blackberry Leaves= These leaves have been used to boost immunity and aid with gastrointestinal issues.

Orange Blossoms= The refreshing aroma and flavor is said to help with mental and emotional stress.

Hawthorn= Hawthorn is used to help regulate the circulatory system and high blood pressure.

Rosebuds: Roses aren't just another pretty flower; they have been used for centuries to treat depression, anxiety, and digestion issues.

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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Tremendous hub.

      I swear by my catnip and I wish that I had a calamus root that my dad gave me before he stopped growing that. This root is perfect for upset stomach.

      Thank you for the share.

      Hoping that you will follow me.

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      Will 

      3 years ago

      You Sir/Madam are the enemy of confusion evehywrere!

    • hecate-horus profile imageAUTHOR

      hecate-horus 

      6 years ago from Rowland Woods

      Kelleyward, Good Lady, and myawn: Thank you for your comments!

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      kelleyward 

      6 years ago

      Great Hub! I'm bookmarking for future use. Love finding out more about different teas!

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      Penelope Hart 

      6 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Delicious, as usual.

      Nice of you to explain all the ingredients to the teas.

      I too love Celestial Seasonings teas.

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      myawn 

      6 years ago from Florida

      I just got some bengal tea it is good. I love herbal tea. I drink a cup to help curb my appetite before a meal.It works or me.

    • hecate-horus profile imageAUTHOR

      hecate-horus 

      6 years ago from Rowland Woods

      Thanks for visiting, nityanandgaurang!

    • nityanandagaurang profile image

      nityanandagaurang 

      6 years ago

      very good collection of herbal teas.these herbal teas are very much beneficial for everybody.very nice informative hub hecate-horus.

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