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Health Benefits of Tea: Tea Remedies for various Ailments

Updated on October 15, 2014

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The health benefits associated with drinking tea has been known over a hundred years, but what exactly each type of tea does is just being analyzed. The upside of drinking tea instead of coffee is a drastic reduction of caffeine and all its health risks.

There are many kinds of herbal teas which include some of the following like white tea, ginger tea, green tea, chamomile tea and hibiscus tea. Other tea with health benefits are peppermint tea, lemon tea, Rosehip tea and lot more.

Not all tea has health or nutritional value but most enable digestion and even a languid feeling of relaxation and warmth. The antimicrobial qualities of tea have been known to fight cancer causing agents, lower harmful cholesterol levels and diabetes.

Other curative or preventive qualities include reduced inflammation, induced weight loss, hydration and improved mental alertness. Tea is also known to relieve common ailments like fatigue, stress and they are also a great source of vitamins.

Cup of tea

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Health benefit of Tea

Listed are some health benefits of tea

1 Tea relieves the feeling of nausea

2 It is known to reduce inflammation

3 Tea improves blood circulation

4 Fights respiratory problems

5 Improves stomach functions

6 Herbal teas are said to strengthen the bodies immunity

7 Good for reducing stress

8 Increases fertility in men and women

9 Lowers cholesterol

10 Fights different kinds of infections

Kinds of tea

Which one inst considered a true tea

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China is the masters of tea they have used tea remedies to cure many ailments over the century and can attest to certain teas curative powers. Some herbal teas like Oolong in order to reduce or lower the polyphenols are usually fermented and oxidized giving it a richer taste.

Although fruits such as lemon, lime, pineapple, oranges and even tomatoes can be concocted into teas, certain teas are considered true teas. Such teas are usually derived from a plant shrub Camellia which is native to China.

The shrub teas have low caffeine and flavonoids generally noted for alertness when drank. Teas found under this group are the famous black tea, white tea, oolong tea including the green tea.

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Rooibos tea

Rooibos tea has a sweet taste and is known to fight inflammation and it’s free of caffeine. It works winders when you feel stressed while inhibiting the development of certain types of liver disease.

It works against wrinkling, sagging and aging because of the presence of surplus antioxidants. Some people drink Rooibos tea to fight insomnia has lots of vitamin C and is common in Southern Africa.

Beneficial teas

Ginger tea

Ginger tea is said to have many health benefits especially anything to do with the stomachs functioning and digestion. It is known to fight off symptoms of cold, fevers, stomach upset and vomiting. Other known benefits are reducing nausea, morning sickness including cases of motion sickness.

Ginger tea is noted for its distinctive taste and aroma, the brownish root consists of important nutrients and vitamins. Ginger is good when fighting the common cold because it’s loaded with vitamin C.

The tea reduces the prevalent feeling of nausea, motion sickness when traveling by boat and acute vomiting. It improves stomach function, digestion, reduces inflammation and other ailments like belching and bloating.

Ginger tea is said to improve blood circulation, decrease cardio vascular issues and strengthens immunity.

Different types of tea

common tea
Tea
Fruit tea
White tea
ginger tea
lemone tea
Black tea
peppermint tea
apple tea
Ooolong tea
Vanilla tea
orange tea

Health benefit of Marshmallow Herbal Tea

Herbal tea

Many variants of tea made from herbs, leafs and roots are all regarded as herbal tea. Although some are beneficial to us because of their composition many have no unified standard, analysis or curative function.

The teas health benefit depends largely on the maker or the brewer’s knowledge of herbs, stems, leafs and roots. Established pharmaceutical companies with a good track record are the best choice if ever you consider drinking herbal teas.

Herbal tea sourced from credible outlets, well steamed and brewed has many health benefits because of its antioxidants. Liver, kidney, clogged arteries and pancreas function improves but caution is required especially if the teas application is purely medicinal.

Many sufferers of Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s benefits immensely from drinking green teas. Some teas act like supplements providing important vitamins, and nutrients to the body when drank in moderation.

Peppermint tea

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Black tea

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Black tea

Black tea is obtained from camellia sinensis and is a highly fermented and oxidized tea. The tea accounts for the majority of tea sold in the west and have a strong flavor, low calories, or protein.

Low carbohydrate content and sodium but is loaded with polyphenols and antioxidants. The benefits include the improvement of coronary vasomotor disease and other cardiovascular ailments.

There are many varieties which include Jin junmei, Keemun, Ying De, Tibet black and many others. Black tea drinkers have improved mental alertness, reduced stress and blood pressure.

Other uses of black tea can be attributed to control of stomach disorders, diarrhea even type2 diabetes. Black tea also has a small and almost negligible quantity of caffeine amounting to just 5% and even lower.

Black tea

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White tea

White tea has low oxidization are usually uncured and largely unfermented, and the buds unopened. The tea has lots of polyphenols, catechins, which might be linked to its purported influence as prevention of certain cancer.

Some of the health benefits gotten from white tea are improved cardiovascular function and even reduces staphylococcus. Other benefits can be traced to its antibacterial qualities and certain anti viral potential.

It has anti inflammation properties, and it’s used to fight rheumatoid arthritis, skin problems and is said to reduce aging.

Peppermint tea

Brewed herbal tea with some peppermint added into the concoction is basically peppermint tea. They don’t have high amount of caffeine and can be traced to improved bowel movement

Other benefits of peppermint tea are lower esophageal sphincter, including the treatment of diarrhea and relief of gas.

The health benefits of peppermint tea

1 Peppermint tea has a high percent of success against irritable bowl syndrome

2 It eases Gastrointestinal gas and abdominal pain

3 Effective on Infantile Colic in infants

4 Reduces chronic spasms

5 Works well against Dyspepsia

6 Helps regress inflammation

7 Improves memory, and reduces nausea

8 Can be an active ingredient that aids fresher breadth

9 Peppermint tea has been linked to improved respiratory problems

10 People suffering from stress, and headache can drink peppermint tea

Conclusion

The humble tea has much health benefit that makes our lives better; they are loaded with minerals, vitamins and nutrients. The white tea, black tea and even Oolong tea come from the same source Camellia sinensis plant which is native to China.

Tea ingredients can be obtained from the stem, roods, seeds, leaves and trunk depending on the type of tea made. Some have flavonoids added and others are mixed with diverse leaves and shrubs.

Medicinal tea should be approached with great caution especially when the origin is unknown. Always source your tea from established pharmaceutical companies with a tract record of product testing.

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    • tony55 profile imageAUTHOR

      femi 

      4 years ago from Nigeria

      Hope you get better soon, thanks for you contribution

    • ptosis profile image

      ptosis 

      4 years ago from Arizona

      I'm been sick and finally am getting better after a couple days of head congestion. I drink Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea to calm my stomach and go to sleep. It is much better than straight Chamomile. Ingredients: Chamomile, spearmint, lemongrass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, hawthorn and rosebuds.

      And I like the picture of the sleepy bear in pajamas sitting in a stuffed chair.

    • tony55 profile imageAUTHOR

      femi 

      4 years ago from Nigeria

      Another cool fact, A cup of tea can keep hunger away for a few hours.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Catherine Giordano 

      4 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I just drink tea because I like the taste. glad to know I am getting so many benefits.

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