Healing with Herbal Teas

Tea is one of the simplest and most cost effective ways to tap into the healing properties of herbs. Herbal tea is gentle, soothing and fast acting; allowing the healing components of the herbs to enter the bloodstream in their pure form faster than capsules and tinctures. Below is a list of some of the most commonly used herbal teas and their benefits so you can learn how to start healing with herbal teas.

Ashwagandha

calming
reduces stress and anxiety
source of antioxidants
immune support
adaptogenic and balancing
cancer prevention
beneficial for thyroid and hormone conditions
increases energy levels
warming

Burdock Root

cancer prevention
heals the skin
prevents acne
promotes detoxification of the body
heals stomach
protects liver
antioxidant
cleanses the blood
promotes healthy bowel movements
immune support
cleanses kidneys
reduces water retention
boosts digestive power
balances blood sugar
supports lymphatic drainage

Chamomile

calming
helps with insomnia
reduces inflammation
helps sooth a sore throat
sedative/tranquilizing effect

Dandelion

cleanses the kidneys
detoxifies the liver
improves digestion
preventive for UTIs
relieves constipation

Echinacea

boosts immune system
helps the body fight infections
alleviates pain
anti-inflammatory
cancer prevention
mood balancing
reduces sinus issues
helps flush the lymphatic system

Fennel

relieves digestive disturbances
helps with elimination and detoxification
helps flush the kidneys
promotes healthy clear skin
anti-microbial
reduces fever
relieves pain
increases urine flow helping reduce water retention
increase milk flow in pregnant women
helps heal sore throats and infections

Ginger

aids in digestion
soothes the stomach
boosts immune system
helps soothe a sore throat
warms the body
can help relieve joint and muscle aches and pains
treats colds
reduces fever and nausea
relieves travel sickness
treats IBS
reduces gas and bloating
reduces cramping
improves complexion

Lavender

Insomnia relief
reduces anxiety and stress
digestive issues

Licorice

helps alleviate constipation
breaks up mucus reduces phlegm
healing for a sore throat
useful for indigestion
healing for canker sores
reduces symptoms of chronic fatigue
helps prevent leaky gut
protects the liver
treats symptoms of PMS
relieves pain
reduces stress
heals ulcers
reduces feelings of depression
lessen symptoms of fibromyalgia
reduces fever and nausea
relieves travel sickness
prevents negative side effects of menopause
treats IBS
treats appetite loss
reduces gas and bloating
reduces cramping
reduces feelings of exhaustion
anti-arthritic
treats canker sores
increases bile flow
treats dandruff
prevents tooth decay
soothes heart burn
prevents prostate enlargement

Lemon

high in vitamin C
good immune support
promotes skin health
promotes detoxification
helps prevent cancer cell growth
alkalizing effects on the body

Lemongrass

anti-bacterial
anti-parasitic
relieves digestive disturbances
anti-inflammatory
anti-fungal

Nettle

Improves circulation
contains vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, iron and silica
treats allergies
helpful for asthmatic conditions
prevents congestion
mood boosting
elevates energy levels
promotes a healthy liver and kidneys

Passion Flower

helpful for anxiety
relaxes the nervous system and reduce stress
helps the body relax and fall asleep
improves sleep quality

Pau d’arco

high in vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium and zinc
cleanses the liver
natural anti-biotic
natural anti-viral
natural anti-fungal
immune boosting
promotes intestinal and colon health
healing for the skin and is useful to treat conditions such as psoriasis and eczema
it’s blood building properties helps prevent anemia
helps treat candida and prevent yeast growth in the body
cleanses the lymph
clears congestion and mucus in the body
helps the body fight infections

Peppermint

heals and soothes the stomach and intestines
reduces abdominal gas and bloating
relieves muscle spasms
relieves nausea
freshens breath and cleans the mouth
helps soothe a sore throat
helps alleviate constipation
helps bring up and break down mucus
helps clear the lungs
effective headache relief
reduces body odour

Rooibos

high in vitamin C
good for the skin
powerful antioxidant
prevents signs of aging
supports healthy immune function

Rose Hip

high in vitamin A and C
good for the skin
powerful antioxidant
prevents signs of aging
promotes skin healing in burns
reduces the appearance of scars
supports the immune system
supports the adrenals
cancer prevention

Turmeric

anti-bacterial
anti-inflammatory
antioxidant
helps prevent cancer cell growth
purifies blood
warms the body
immune booster
promotes healthy skin
natural pain killer
arthritis management
reduces joint pain
diabetes management: lowers blood sugar and reduces insulin resistance
digestive issues
treats Crohn’s disease
cures IBD
lowers cholesterol
reduces feelings of depression
treats acne

Valerian

helps the body relax and fall asleep
lowers blood pressure
reduces stress and anxiety
soothes menstrual cramps
muscle and joint pain
menopause
ADHD

 

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