If we go back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China, we find that herbal tea has been used since hundreds of years due to the immense health benefits it provides apart from the great taste which are enjoyed till today. When combined with different herbs, spices, herbal tea helps in the healing processes of many illnesses.
For example, the peppermint leaves in Southern Mint herbal tea can be used to help people in a variety of ways. According to Dr. Mercola, peppermint can provide relief to a variety of ailments such as: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Memory problems, Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea, Prostate Cancer, Headaches, Stress, and many more.
- Ginger– For centuries, ginger has been used for treating gastrointestinal trouble. Its active components, gingerol and shogaol, have proven safe and effective for treating vomiting. This is especially useful for pregnant women, or patients undergoing chemo-therapy. Studies found that ginger is effective for reducing chronic inflammation such as heart diseases, diabetes, and other life-threatening ailments.
- Turmeric– Turmeric, the yellow spice that gives curry its distinct sunflower color, has been regarded by some as “the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.” Its active ingredient, curcumin, drastically reduces inflammation in the body. A study found out that 500mg of curcumin per day helps in treating symptoms like arthritis.
- Peppermint– Helps in relaxing digestive system, thereby, reducing severity of nausea, vomiting. The menthol present in peppermint also acts as a muscle relaxant, allowing a person minimize physical manifestations of stress and anxiety. Menthol boosts alertness, concentration, thereby, stimulating brain’s hippocampus.