Herbal tea infusions were used through the ages to treat a number of minor to major ailments. And when a health practitioner or doctor was not available those in need turned to their cupboards and brewed a cup of herbal infused tea. It is quite evident that herbal teas enjoyed a long successful history in connection with homeopathic medicines. today, you will find that the book stores are filled with a growing number of books containing information on the healing power of herbal teas. In this article we explore herbal teas and their healthy benefits. Note: these teas are for body care informational purposes only and are not meant as complete cures for any type of ailments.
In ancient times barberry tea was used by Native Americans to treat fatigue and improve the appetite. Today, it is a very powerful homeopathic tea that is thought to strengthen and stimulate the body. The barberry is also believed to be a potent healing tea for the liver and spleen.
Well, we know that that catnip is actually favored by cats because of it's very sweet odor which causes an intense reaction in the felines. Catnip tea was also a folk medicine favorite for centuries. Catnip tea was a popular cure for insomnia and nervous conditions.
Chamomile tea was a constant favorite herb brewed to treat a number of ailments in folk medicine also. Some drink the tea today to cure insomnia and to relax jangled nerves. It is also a very useful tea for treating indigestion, upset stomachs, and menstrual cramps.
Cinnamon tea was used in ancient times to treat botulism and as a preservative.Try adding a cinnamon stick to another favorite herbal blend.
Elderberry tea is thought to treat colds and flu. Also good for treating arthritis symptoms.
Ginseng was used in ancient times by Native Americans and Ancient Chinese Medicine to treat various ailments. Studies show that Ginseng is an adaptogen. Ginseng increases the bodies resistant to stress and disease. Ginseng is also thought to lower the blood pressure and reduce high cholesterol.
Studies show that Ginger tea is a good treatment for motion sickness, nausea, Aids the digestion and helps to relieve gas.
The tea is good for treating digestive problems, soothes the nerves and helps one to relax.
Drinking this tea is thought to ease a fever and treat cold and flu symptoms. The tea also treats nervous disorders, migraines, and stress.
Source:The Honest Herbal A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies by Varro E. Tyler, PHD