15 Health Benefits You Never Imagined You Could Get From This Beverage

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5. Safe During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you want to do everything possible to stay safe and healthy, as well as to ensure the health of your baby. Pregnant women are limited in the things they can eat and drink, so it can be comforting to know that herbal teas can be consumed during pregnancy without any risk to you or your baby. Many women find that lemon balm tea, nettle tea, peppermint tea, ginger tea and raspberry teas are very soothing while they are pregnant, especially ginger tea, as it can stop nausea and vomiting.

 

6. Eases the Common Cold

Head colds are so uncomfortable and there is really not much you can do about one once you catch this virus. However, herbal teas are well known for easing many of the symptoms and can even shorten the duration of a cold. Hot herbal teas can clear congestion, relieve nagging coughs, ease sore throat pain, and reduce fevers. Echinacea tea can help prevent you from catching a cold to begin with as it improves the immune system. Once you come down with a cold, however, try chamomile tea, thyme tea, ginger tea, elderflower tea, or lemon balm tea with some honey and lemon to help ease the worst of the symptoms.

 

7. Support a Healthy Liver

Liver problems can be very stressful to the body and difficult to live with. Luckily, Mother Nature provides us with some teas that can give us much needed support for the liver. Dandelion tea, rosemary tea, and milk thistle are all terrific ways to help the liver regenerate itself and function at a higher capacity. Milk thistle in particular makes a splendid cleansing tea and has been used for hundreds of years to help with liver problems.

 

8. Calm Feelings of Anxiety

For overcoming feelings of anxiety or panic attacks, lemon balm tea is a real miracle worker. Chamomile tea is another great herb that goes a long way towards easing rattled nerves. Try these teas at home if you have not used them before, as some people find they make them sleepy.

 

9. Fight Depression

Depression is one of the worst demons of the 21st century. Millions of people are consuming dangerous anti-depressants. Our modern day lifestyle is mostly to blame, but for some people, it is simply a matter of genetics. You should not go off your prescription medication without talking to your doctor first.

 

10. Get Your Vitamin C On!

One of the best vitamins for supporting your immune system is vitamin C. It also gives you beautiful skin. Many vitamin C supplements are synthetic and are not easily absorbed by the body. Also, when you take high doses of vitamin C, whatever your body cannot use at that time is simply removed through your urine. By drinking your vitamin C through herbal teas, you get a natural source that your body can use and not so much that it is simply wasted. Some of the best vitamin C herbal teas are hibiscus flower, rose hip, nettle, and yellow dock tea.

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