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15 Types of Teas and Their Amazing Health Benefits

Tea is a hydrating and soothing beverage that can be enjoyed cold or hot, but the health benefits of herbal teas go far beyond refreshment. There is plenty of research showing that drinking tea can actually improve your health in more ways than you could have imagined.

Here are 15 healthy herbal teas that will offer you a health boost while keeping you hydrated at the same time.

 

1. Oolong Tea

A traditional Chinese tea that combines the qualities of dark and green teas, which gives it numerous health benefits.

  • Helps to lower cholesterol levels and triglycerides
  • Increases mental alertness
  • Increase Metabolism
  • Aids digestion
  • Promotes healthy hair and skin
  • Stabilizes blood sugar.
  • Contains antioxidants that helps prevent tooth decay

2. Black Tea

When people in Western culture generally talk of tea they’re often referring to black tea. It is often used for well-known categories of tea such as sweet tea, iced tea, afternoon tea. Even the popular English Breakfast and Earl Grey blends are made from black tea leaves.

  • Enriched with antioxidantsthat help prevent breast cancer
  • Contains polyphenols which help protect our cells and DNA against damage
  • Contains Antioxidants that lowers bad cholesterol levels
  • Helps cure digestive disorder
  • Provides relief from asthma

3. Green Tea

Tea is rich in polyphenols that have been shown to reduce inflammation and help to fight cancer. Green tea contains a a large amount of catechins which are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and play a potential role in preventing cancer and heart disease. One study showed that drinking one cup of green tea per day could decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease by 10 percent.

  • May reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Increase fat burning
  • Boost the metabolic rate
  • May lower risk of cancer
  • Protects your brain and lowers Risk of Alzheimers

4. White Tea

White tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. White tea is the least processed of the three teas (Green, Back and White) which allows it to retain a high amount of antioxidants. This is thought to be one of the main reasons linked white tea with many health benefits 

  • Contains catechins that may help fight cancer
  • Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Improve oral health
  • antioxidant and anti-aging properties which help in maintaining good health and healthy skin
  • provides relief to diabetic people from symptoms such as decrease plasma glucose levels, increase insulin secretion and excessive thirst (polydipsia).
  • Aids in weight loss

5. Chamomile

Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known through the world. Many different preparations of chamomile have been developed, the most popular of which is in the form of herbal tea consumed more than one million cups per day.

  • Antioxidants may help prevents diabetes complications such as loss of vision, nerve damage and kidney damage.
  • May help stunt the growth of cancer cells
  • Helps people fall asleep and is often used as a treatment for insomnia
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Reduces fever and inflammation
  • Banishes menstrual cramps
  • Ease anxiety and depression

6. Echinacea

Echinacea is a flowering herb that grows in the U.S. and Canada. Echinacea has been a popular herbal remedy for centuries. Today, it is often used to prevent or treat viruses that cause colds, sore throats, or the flu.

  • Combats Cancer
  • Boosts the Immune System
  • Alleviates Pain
  • Provide natural constipation relief
  • Can effectively reverse and alleviate various types of inflammation, like rheumatoid arthritis
  • Helps improve mental health

7. Lemon Ginger Tea

Lemon Ginger tea is a powerful remedy packed with impressive health benefits. It is easy to make and very beneficial for your overall health.

  • Boosts immune system
  • Fights bacterial infections
  • Promotes weightloss
  • Supports mental health
  • Improves hair condition
  • Supporting cardiovascular health
  • Enhances skin

8. Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus tea is an herbal tea that’s made by steeping parts of the hibiscus plant in boiling water.There are several hundred species of hibiscus. Research has uncovered a range of health benefits linked to drinking hibiscus tea, showing that it may lower blood pressure, fight bacteria and even aid weight loss.

  • Provides relief from high blood pressure
  • Reduces bad cholesterol
  • Aids in digestive problems
  • Boosts immune system
  • Helps reduce the risk of cancer
  • Reduces inflammation

9. Matcha Green Tea

Matcha comes from the Camellia sinensis plant and has a unique nutrient profile. The matcha plant is covered 20–30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight. This tactic increases chlorophyll production and boosts the amino acid content. After harvest the stems and veins are removed and ground up into a fine powder that contains nutrients from the entire tea leaf. This process results in a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants than are typically found in green tea.

  • Boosts Memory and Concentration
  • Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
  • Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
  • Detoxifies the Body
  • Enhances mood with caffeine and l-theanine.
  • Promote a healthy heart and brain.
  • Boosts metabolism and utilizes fat for energy
  • Fortifies the Immune System

10. Moringa

Moringa is like kale on steroids—it contains three times as much iron as spinach and is a good source of calcium, Vitamin A, potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium, and beta carotene. 

  • Contains powerful antioxidant that helps destroy free radicals thought to be one of the causes of cancer
  • Fights Inflammation
  • Helps reduce some diabetes
  • Supports brain health
  • Protects the liver
  • Enhances wound healing

11. Peppermint Tea

Peppermint is an herb in the mint family that is a cross between watermint and spearmint. It has been used in Europe and Asia for thousands of years for its pleasant, minty taste and health benefits. Peppermint leaves contain several essential oils including menthol, menthone and limonene

  • Relieves muscle spasms
  • Relieves abdominal gas and bloating
  • Stress relief
  • Sinus relief
  • Promotes a more restful sleep

12. Rooibos Tea

The benefits of rooibos tea far surpass green, black, and maybe even matcha tea. Rooibos tea is native to South Africa, and has been used to relieve teething gums, soothe colicky babies, and help people sleep for hundreds of years.
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Relieves Hypertension
  • Aids the Respiratory System
  • Good for the Bones and Teeth, Skin and Hair
  • Boosts the Digestive Tract
  • Helps Prevent Type II Diabetes.
  • Improves Blood Circulation

13. Milk thistle and Dandelion Tea

Milk thistle is in the same family of plants as daisies and sunflowers. Milk thistle contains powerful antioxidants which clean your cells of the free radicals that can grow on them in the same way that rust grows on iron.

  • Cleanses and detoxifies the liver
  • Helps Protect Against Cancer
  • Can Help Lower High Cholesterol
  • May Help Control or Prevent Diabetes
  • Helps Prevent Gallstones
  • Has Anti-Aging Effects
  • Boosts Skin Health

14. Rosehip Tea

Rosehip tea is a tasty floral blend that has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries. 
  • Treats skin ailments
  • One of the best plant sources of vitamin C, which aids immune system, skin tissue and adrenal function.
  • Contains Anti-inflammatory properties considered to be a good cancer preventative
  • May prevent against cardiovascular disease
  • Beneficial in treating rheumatoid arthritis

15. Chaga Tea 

Chaga mushrooms have been used for centuries in Siberia and other parts of Asia as a medicine to boost immunity and improve overall health. Chaga mushrooms are slowly gaining popularity in the Western world due to their high dose of antioxidants and potential health benefits.

  • May help boost and strengthen the immune system
  • May help prevent growth and lowering risk of some cancers, like breast, liver, uterus, or stomach.
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • Boosts energy levels and increases stamina
  • Aids digestion and can prevent some stomach diseases

 

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