Are herbal teas effective?

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Their medicinal power has been recognized for centuries. Herbal teas are easy to prepare and can be useful in different situations: digestion, anxiety, sleep…

Herbal teas with chamomile, mint, lemon balm, etc., are natural remedies and consuming them regularly is an excellent habit for your well-being.

Preparing herbal tea

A herbal tea is prepared by infusing herbs containing ingredients with active properties in boiling water for about ten minutes.

When preparing, remember to cover your container so as not to disperse the volatile substances released by the infusion.

The benefits of herbal teas

Depending on the herbs used and the method of infusion, herbal teas prepared at home are excellent natural remedies. They can be laxative, diuretic, relaxing, energizing or anti-inflammatory…

Some help to:

  • Promote weight loss
  • Purify and detoxify the body
  • Facilitate digestion
  • Reduce stress
  • sleep better

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Herbal teas for digestion

To relieve heartburn, eliminate bloating and aid digestion in a natural and effective way, you can drink herbal teas with lemon balm, bay leaves, ginger and fennel seeds.

In case of slow digestion, an herbal tea made from thyme is excellent because it prevents the formation of gas in the intestine. To prepare it, put 2 g of thyme leaves in boiling water and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. If in addition you have headaches, add a little lavender.

To prevent constipation and stomach swelling, make yourself a rosemary herbal tea. It is antispasmodic and exerts a purifying action. Rosemary is also effective for blood circulation and helps in the evacuation of bile.

You can mix 1 teaspoon of rosemary and 1 teaspoon of peppermint and steep in 1/2 liter of boiling water for about ten minutes.

Fennel seeds are also a natural remedy to aid digestion. To prepare an effective herbal tea, add a spoonful of fennel seeds to half a liter of water and boil them for about 5 minutes. If you want, you can add licorice root and orange zest, boil everything and leave to infuse for a few minutes.

This herbal tea is best consumed after lunch or after dinner when digestion is underway.

Herbal teas to reduce anxiety

Anxiety affects many people especially in times of great stress. To find serenity and calm, some herbal teas are effective and help to relax the nerves.

Among the oldest natural remedies for anxiety is lemon balm, famous for its lemony aroma. It has antispasmodic and sedative properties, ideal for fighting insomnia and stress.

You can take it in the form of herbal tea, but also in the form of food supplements. To increase its effects, you can use it in combination with lavender, a flower that, thanks to its smell, acts directly on the nervous system to improve mood.

Be careful, herbal teas cannot and should not replace medical treatment, it is always good to consult your doctor before taking anything.

Herbal teas to improve sleep

If you have trouble falling asleep, herbal teas can help. Many plants contain active substances capable of promoting relaxation and making it easier to fall asleep.

A herbal tea with passionflower, lemon balm and lime blossom can for example have an anxiolytic and sedative action which can help in case of minor sleep disorders due to nervousness and anxiety.

Valerian herbal tea promotes relaxation. Thanks to its sedative properties, it is the perfect remedy if you are going through a period of strong nervousness and restlessness. This plant should be avoided for people with liver diseases. (See article: how to take care of your liver).

chamomile is commonly used to combat sleep disorders. Its dried flowers are a good ally to find peaceful nights. You can combine it with other plants such as lemon balm for a more effective effect. Its leaves have sedative and tranquilizing properties.

You can also use lavender if the sleep disorders are linked to a period of stress. Lavender oil has soothing properties that can promote relaxation.

Please note that these herbal teas are not remedies for insomnia. If you have severe sleep disturbances, see your doctor.

When and how to take herbal tea?

To take full advantage of its active ingredients, it is good to take your herbal tea before sleeping. A small cup of 250 ml to drink in small sips is sufficient. You will feel relaxed and relaxed!

By following these little tips, the moment of taking your herbal tea will certainly become the most soothing moment of your day.

Beware of the side effects of herbal teas

In case of pregnancy, pathologies or specific allergies, do not consume any herbal tea. If you have more serious health problems, or if you experience any side effects, consult your doctor.

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