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Healing Herbal Teas

Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. Since
ancient times many cultures have adopted this drink for its pleasant
flavors, its energizing effects, and for its many medicinal properties.
But not all teas are the same and each has its own unique qualities.

1. Black Tea

Contains exceptionally high levels of antioxidant the arubigins

Regular intake can reduce risk of cancer

Can reduce risk of stroke

Can reduce clotting of arteries

Helps sooth the digestive tract

Helps improve cholesterol levels

Can improve breathing in asthmatics

Steep for 15 min to alleviate diarrhea (no sugar)

Helps maintain normal blood pressure

Helps improve circulation

2. Chamomile Tea

Contains antioxidant flavanoids

Often used as a muscle relaxant

Helps alleviate menstrual cramps

Helps alleviate discomfort of allergies

Used topically for dressing burns

Beneficial or skin irritations

Can be taken internally or topically for acne

Helps stimulate immune system

Helps fight infections during colds

Helps relax nerves

3. Green Tea

Contains exceptionally high levels of antioxidant catechin

Regular intake can reduce risk of cancer

Can benefit those with rheumatoid arthritis

Helps improve cholesterol levels

Can benefit those with cardiovascular disease

Can help fight infections

Known to stimulate impaired immune function

Can help dieters burn extra calories

Helps prevent food poisoning

Help prevent plaque and tooth decay

4. Oolong Tea

Contains exceptionally high levels of antioxidant polyphenols

Regular intake can enhance metabolism and prevent obesity

Helps prevent tooth decay

Can alleviate skin conditions like eczema

Helps improve cholesterol levels

Rejuvenates internal organs

Helps prevent hardening of the arteries

Helps prevent bad breath

Helps fight flu virus

Helps regulate blood sugar levels

5. Rooibos (Red) Tea

Rich in antioxidants

Regular intake may help prevent cancer

Found to interfere with skin cancer cell production

May reduce risk heart attack and stroke

Helps prevent DNA damage

Enhances detoxifying enzymes in the liver

Helps relieve constipation

Helps alleviate inflammatory skin conditions

Alleviates infant milk allergies

6. Rosebud Tea

Rich in essential oils

Helps improve circulation

Known to promote a healthy heart

Known to sooth the nerves

Helps sooth the mind

Alleviates stress and nervous tension

Known to sooth mild sore throat

Can ease stomach bloating

Used with brown sugar and red wine for menstrual pain

7. Ginseng Tea

Improves mental functioning and alertness

Enhances immune system

Improves circulation

Increases resistance to stress induced illness

Lowers blood sugar in type 2 diabetics

Regular intake significantly reduces risk of cancer

Can benefit cases of impotence

Alleviate digestive disorders

Helps regulate high blood pressure

Alleviates many skin disorders

8. Yerba Mate

Rich in antioxidiants

Good for detoxification

Enhances immune function

May reduce risk of cancer

Improves digestive function

Increases mental focus

Relaxes muscles

Helps alleviate allergies

Helps burn calories in dieters

May reduce risk of heart attack and stroke