Many people today are turning toward herbal tea for medicinal effects. A nice hot cup of herbal tea can be very relaxing after a long day, but it can also boost your energy in the mornings. Even if you don't care about drinking herbal tea for the medicinal purposes, most herbal teas have a invigorating smell and taste. Some of the more popular types of herbal tea used today are chamomile, Echinacea, fennel, ginger root, ginseng, lemon grass, rosemary, and sassafras.
Chamomile herbal tea has a long history that dates back to the ancient Egyptians. It is believe that chamomile herbal tea will help the nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Even if you do not have stomach or nervous system problems, you will enjoy the delicate taste of chamomile tea. Echinacea tea has been the subject of many studies, which have shown that it helps relieve the early onset symptoms of the common cold and flu. Fennel is also a very popular herbal tea today. It is said to help promote a healthy appetite and good digestion. Fennel tea is gentle enough for infants and children to drink.
Herbalists believe that a cup of warm ginger root herbal tea will help the symptoms of a cold as well as relieve mild nausea and mild diarrhea. Ginseng herbal tea has been used for years as a part of Chinese medicine. It can relieve heat, stress, sore throat, and rashes. Lemon grass makes a refreshing herbal tea when served either hot or cold. It has a light lemony taste and it is known to not only lift your spirits, but also aid your digestion. Scientists believe that it has both antibacterial and antifungal properties. Rosemary herbal tea may relieve stress, but just the smell of rosemary tea is thought to be therapeutic. It may relieve headaches. Practitioners or herbal medicine may recommend sassafras herbal tea if you have poison oak or sumac. It may also induce sweating which could break a fever.
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