Healing with herbal teas can be traced back as early as 2737 BC China to help people with problems of body and mind. Since a lot of medications are derived from plants, it is no wonder that drinking healing herbal teas when suddenly feeling unwell still remains a popular option when first experiencing symptoms.
Depending on what ails you, it is important to distinguish between the medicinal properties of some various healing herbal teas to select the right one. For instance, a popular one such as chamomile is commonly thought to help calm and induce sleep. However, there is a lot more this herb can do that may come as a surprise. Did you know that it has been proven to stimulate the immune system through its bioactive phytochemicals for help fighting viruses and auto-immune conditions, cardiovascular problems, some cancers, muscle spasms, gastrointestinal disorders such as acid reflux to pain from gas to cramps from your period to osteoporosis?
Ginger has components called ginerols and shogaols, which also can work to help a troubled stomach when nausea striles or motion sickness. With all that going for it to calm the muscles in the digestive system and blood pressure, ginger is also in my list of favorites for healing herbal teas.
Echinacea healing herbal teas also are thought to benefit the immune system and ward off viruses when used as soon as you start feeling sick. Though studies are limited, some experts believe it can help shorten length and intensity of the symptoms because of their polysaccharides. Another benefit to echinacea herbal tea is due to all its specialized antioxidants that may help a variety of other conditions from diabetes, heart disease to anxiety just to name a few.
Elderberries have antioxidant power due to all their polyphenols for healing assistance and shorter recovery and fewer severe symptoms from colds to the flu, according to various medical studies. More research still needs to be done, but it also may help lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels besides what it does for the immune system as well as in shrinking tumors.
Another of these healing herbal teas that can come to your body’s rescue is peppermint. This herb is known for its antiviral and antimicrobial benefits to strengthen the body’s defenses for the immune system, stomach-related issues to allergy relief since it also may act as a decongestant.
What I shared here with these few healing herbal teas can give you an idea as to the scope of their amazing abilities when you get under the weather.