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Herbal Tea Remedies

Updated on November 1, 2011

Herbal Tea Can Bring A Smile To Your Face!

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Herbal Tea Benefits

We all know that drinking six to eight glasses of pure water a day is good for us. Staying hydrated has a positive impact on skin, hair, bones, joints, appetite, and attitude. However, many people find it difficult to drink that much plain water.

It is important to realize that you can get your water in other ways. Fresh fruits and vegetables provide water and so do non-carbonated and non-caffeinated beverages. To increase your water intake, there is nothing better than delicious herbal teas to increase your water intake and gain some healthy benefits on the side. Here is a list of some of the more popular herbal teas and their positive effects on you and your well-being.

Peppermint tea is delicious and refreshing. It opens your sinuses and paradoxically can both calm you down and perk you up! It is also an excellent choice if you have an upset tummy.

Chamomile tea is also very good for an upset tummy and very good for relaxing at bedtime. It is delicious with a little honey and lemon.

Echinacea tea is excellent when you feel a cold coming on. Drink a strong cup of it, and you will feel better right away. While you are under the weather, drink 2 - 4 cups a day to boost your immune system for a speedy recovery. As a preventative, drink a cup of Echinacea tea once a week. It will help keep you immune system in tip-top condition.

Gingko Biloba tea is a great alternative to coffee when you are trying to concentrate and stay alert. It is good for perking you up on the spot and also as a preventative measure. Drinking gingko biloba tea on a regular basis will improve your memory and boost your immune system.

Ginger tea has a crisp, spicy flavor that is refreshing and bracing. Ginger is good for poor circulation and also helps settle your stomach. It is very delicious in combination with Lemongrass tea.

Senna tea is a very good, gentle laxative. A soothing and tasty cup of this tea at bedtime will help you stay regular naturally.

Both green tea and black tea are rich in antioxidants; however, they may act as a diuretic so are not particularly helpful for hydration. Still, they do make a refreshing drink from time to time and have their own benefits. Try steeping green or black tea with one of the more flavorful herb teas or some of the delicious fruit teas that are on the market to make your own tasty flavored teas.

Copyright: SB: May 16, 2009

Try purchasing herbal teas from Amazon! Generally, you get half a dozen boxes of a flavor at much lower prices than you would pay in the store! You can put in a regular order and have your tea delivered to you conveniently on a regular basis.

I do this, and I love it! ~ Sally ;)


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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      I love tea. I like ginger tea. Will try some other ones too. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

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      Sally Branche 6 years ago from Only In Texas!

      Thanks 2besure! ;D

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      Sally Branche 6 years ago from Only In Texas!

      Thanks again, Dale! ;D

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      Dale Hyde 6 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

      Another informative and insightful Hub, Sally! Thanks for sharing. We use herbal teas for simply the flavor at times, but for those various ailments that pop up, well, they certainly are a big benefit. :)

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      Sally Branche 6 years ago from Only In Texas!

      Well, thanks Fastfreta! Yes, I like to combine teas and especially use herbal teas to flavor orange pekoe, black or green teas!

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Sally for the teaducation. Although I consider myself somewhat a tea guru,(tongue in cheek), you've given me some added information, especially on combining ginger with lemongrass. I think I'll link this hub to mine on herbal teas. Very good, voted up, useful, interesting.

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      Sally Branche 6 years ago from Only In Texas!

      My pleasure, Paddy! ;D

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      PADDYBOY60 6 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      Thanks for the info Sally,

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      Sally Branche 6 years ago from Only In Texas!

      Thanks gals! ;D Yes, I love ginger tea, too! In the summertime I like to fix it with part ginger tea, part peach tea and part regular tea, some honey and some lemon juice and drink it iced. You know, Loren, you can make great iced teas out of all of these. The herbal teas usually taste better iced if you combine them with orange pekoe or green tea.

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      rosika 6 years ago

      Informative article on tea...I love ginger tea and I have written article on how to make one because I am obsessed with drinking it, but I think I should now try other teas as well :)!

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      lorenmurcia 6 years ago

      I'm not really fond of drinking teas. But maybe I'll try now. Thanks for the info.:)