Do you love cozying up with a hot and healing drink on a cold, dark day? Then herbal tea is exactly what you need this season.
Unlike the name suggests, herbal tea often doesn’t contain any actual tea leaves. Often, it’s more an aromatic infusion of herbs, spices, flowers and fruits.
What’s more, these caffeine-free drinks have been used all throughout history to support health and alleviate mild symptoms. Modern research confirms that hot water helps to extract water-soluble phytochemicals from plants, making hot herbal infusions an ideal way to get more antioxidants and other disease-fighting nutrients in.
Depending on the specific blend, herbal tea blends can improve your digestion, boost your immunity or help you fall asleep faster. Drinking hibiscus tea, for example, is known to lower your blood pressure, while ginger tea helps against nausea and vomiting.
Of course, these herbal home remedies should be considered as a helpful tool to ease mild symptoms, not as an official cure. And ‘natural’ does not automatically mean it’s right for you, so always check with your doctor or pharmacist if you can safely use therapeutic teas for your condition, without unwanted drug interactions.
You can buy a seasonal selection of high-quality herbal tea blends, or you can create your own. Whatever you like, get inspired by these 12 homemade herbal tea blends to support your health and happiness.