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Herbal Tisane Benefits
As more researchers study the efficacy and potentials of herbal tea, more and more are learned about herbal tea benefits . Herbal tea is made by making a beverage out of the leaves of a known herbal plant. Sometimes, the roots, stems, seeds, and flowers of the plant are used. Because there are many known herbal teas, there are also many known benefits. For every type of herbal tea, there is a specific benefit unique to that type of tea. However, since all herbal tea comes from plants, they all share some common qualities.
Herbal teas have plant chemicals called plant alkaloids. Plants are rich in antioxidants and herbal teas are a good source of these beneficial component. Generally speaking, true teas, or tea that comes from the tea plant, has higher antioxidant content than most herbal teas. However, some herbal teas have high antioxidant content comparable to that of true teas. Examples of these herbal teas are hibiscus, rooibos chai , oregano and guava.
Herbal teas have stimulating and sedative effects. Some herbal teas are known for its energy inducing effects which give our body an extra shot of energy and can also help by strengthening our immune system. A good example is ginseng, which is common in Asian countries such as Korea and China. St. John’s wort is a known anti-depressant and is commonly used by doctors to treat depression. On the other hand, herbal teas that calm and relax the mind are also available. Examples are rooibos and chamomile tea, which are known to promote a restful sleep and prevent disturbed sleeping patterns and insomnia. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to say rooibos as you can also just say relaxing cup of herbal tea. They are somewhat interchangeable
Good aspects of Herbal Teas
One of the good things that you cannot get from drinking a pill but you can get through drinking herbal teas is inhaling its aroma. Aromatherapy is part of the benefits that you get when drinking an herbal tea. It gives our mind a sense of well-being and gives a psychological effect to our body which in turn releases hormones that can speed up recovery. Here is a great video that goes over a bunch of the benefits of drinking herbal tisanes:
With every cup of herbal tea you drink, you do not only enjoy its physiological effect to our body. You also get the overall sense of well-being that only herbal teas can give you.