As a British brand ourselves, we see no better way to spend a Sunday than sitting with our best friend over an afternoon tea, putting the world to rights. But how much do we know about these little cups of heaven? Well, here’s a list of herbal tea heroes you should be paying attention to…
Of course, we couldn’t start this list without mentioning one of our own ingredients; Rosehip. Rich in Vitamins C and A, and antioxidant properties, Rosehip tea can help boost the immune system. Rosehips can also help with premature aging as they prevent the damage caused by free radicals which play a role in this process.
Lavender is probably best known for its relaxation properties, and the same can be said in tea form. If you’re finding it difficult to sleep, have a cup of Lavender tea before bedtime. It is also thought to improve cardiovascular health by lowing blood pressure and improving blood circulation.
Don’t be fooled by this plant’s stinging exterior, as it’s actually filled with an abundance of goodness. For those who suffer from hay fever or allergies, nettle tea can help control the sneezing and itching associated with this. Some also use it to promote hair growth and, due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, can help to relieve skin conditions.
Feeling a little queasy? Ginger is your answer. Ginger tea helps with nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness. Ginger also helps with digestion, so if you’re feeling a little bloated after eating, sip on a cup of ginger tea after your meal. In addition to this, it’s also thought that if you soak a towel in Ginger tea and lay it on top of your stomach, it can help with menstrual pain. Enjoy a warm Ginger tea with a dash of honey at the same time.
This healing herb not only helps to improve skin conditions and help with signs of ageing, it has also been shown to improve your memory and the brain’s performance. It also helps to heal us on the inside, by helping with respiratory problems, liver problems and migraines. It even acts as a great solution to bad breath!
This beautiful flower is full of benefits when consumed. It can help lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and can help with liver problems due to its antioxidant properties. It can also help with mood swings during your menstrual cycle, as well as helping to relieve cramps.
Used for centuries, Chamomile helps calm the nerves, reduce anxiety and some studies have shown that it can help with insomnia. In addition to calming you on the inside, it also helps to calm irritated and sensitive skin. It can also help with the digestive system and cramps in the stomach.
This Mediterranean flower helps to protect and support the liver by helping to rebuild liver cells whilst clearing the body of toxins. If you’ve had a bit of a heavy night, or you know that you are in for one, drink a cup of milk thistle before and after your night out as it’s believed to help with hangovers.
And we couldn’t forget the trusty Green Tea. Rich in antioxidants, green tea helps to flush out toxins from the body. Due to the L-theanine found in green tea, studies show that it helps reduce anxiety and stimulate alpha waves in the brain, helping you to refocus. Due to the caffeine found in green tea, energy levels are increased, but you shouldn’t experience that “jittery” feeling which coffee can give you.
Now sit back, relax and enjoy a cuppa!
If you are pregnant or suffer from medical conditions, please seek medical advice before drinking.