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Spilling the tea on the benefits of herbal tea

Bonny Shah

Bonny Shah
07 July 2020

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

We’ll spill the tea on a little secret. Herbal teas don’t necessarily contain tea leaves (hence they have no caffeine). They’re more of a decoction or infusion of herbs and you can put all sorts of things into your herbal tea – roots, flowers, leaves, seeds, fruit, really whatever you desire.

Having said that, the benefits of herbal teas are immense. Let’s explore some easy blends that you can make at home.

Ginger Turmeric Tea

The benefits of drinking ginger tea are undeniable. Mix it with turmeric benefits and you have a super-tea! Turmeric is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and ginger not only boosts your immune system but it helps cleanse your lymphatic system. If you have the cold or flu, these Ginger Turmeric tea benefits are what you need. Use the Tata Sampann Turmeric Powder with Natural Oils with 3% curcumin guarantee to enjoy the vast number of Turmeric benefits.

Lemon & Ginger Tea

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We’re all well versed with the benefits of Lemon Ginger tea. If you have any fresh Lemongrass or Ginger offcuts, steep them in boiling water and you’ll have yourself a zingy antioxidant hit that’ll make you feel on top of the world. Lemongrass contains several antioxidants, which can help scavenge free radicals in your body that may cause disease. It also has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. With the health benefits of ginger tea, you can fight off any kind of nausea too.

Spiced Herbal Tea

Bring a water to boil and add a cinnamon stick, black pepper and a few cardamom pods and give it a stir. This delicious spiced, herbal tea is incredibly soothing. Cinnamon & black pepper are loaded with antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. Cardamom may help lower blood pressure, most likely due to its antioxidant and diuretic properties. Do try this herbal tea at home.

Fresh Tulsi Tea

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Tulsi is not only comforting but it works wonders when you’re bunged up with a cold and aids digestion like nothing else. Put the Tulsi leaves into a saucepan with one and a quarter cup of water. Bring to a boil. Then bring down the flame for 15 minutes. Strain into a cup, add the honey, add lemon juice and stir.

Fennel Seed Tea

Having fennel tea is a well-known practice in traditional medicine. Fennel seeds can provide nutrients, such as vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and manganese. They contain fibre, potassium, magnesium and calcium- all of which are essential for good heart health. Try this tea when you’re feeling bloated after a food binge and want to get things back on track with a soothing and refreshing herbal tea. Fennel has a natural sweetness, so you won’t need to use sugar either.

Raspberry Tea

Any frozen raspberries hiding in the freezer? Sling them in a cup of hot water, give them a good old stir and you have yourself a fantastic Vitamin C boost. This fruit is low in calories but contains high amount of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. If you are using frozen raspberries, they will cool the water quickly for an instant perfect cuppa.

Every cup has the potential to improve your health. It’s more important than ever to be mindful of what you put inside your body So, make the most of it.



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