Benefits of Herbal Teas

Benefits of Herbal Teas

There are many benefits to drinking herbal teas.......no caffeine, no calories, health and beauty benefits from the delicious herbs......what's not to like?!

Have a look at our list of some of our Herbs and benefits:

CHAMOMILE

We love the simple chamomile flower! It is the base for two of our Herbal Blends – Morning Mama and Cool Mama. We love it and below are some of the reasons why:

History

It was the Egyptians who first recorded the use of chamomile tea, in a papyrus that dates from 1550 BC. It was known to the Romans as well as the Celts and Egyptians, and is still regarded as one of the most basic herbal teas to have in a modern cupboard.

Benefits:

Indigestion
Anxiety
Insomnia
Colic
Conjunctivitis, eye irritations
Diarrhea
Eczema
Hemorrhoids
Menstrual disorders
Irritable bowel syndrome
Skin irritations

DANDELION

There are many common names for this herb like priest’s crown, Irish daisy, monk’s head, blowball and lion’s tooth. It is used in our delicious Glowing Mama Rooibos Herbal Tea!

History

Dandelion was first mentioned in Western medicine in 1485 in the “Ortus Sanitatis”, although an oriental version of the herb had been used in China since the 7th century. This herb is extremely good at increasing urination, hence the French name, “pissenlit” and Old English, “piddlybeds”.

Benefits

Extremely rich in potassium
Tonic action on the liver
Gentle laxative
Good for fluid retention
Good for combating pre-eclampsia

ECHINACEA

Echinacea is a pretty flowering plant in the daisy family often cultivated for their showy flowers in gardens, some varieties also have potential healing powers. Our Herbal teas - Ready Mama and Glowing Mama contain this herb.

History

Echinacea is one of the most important herbs used by native American healers. According to one 19th century source, it was used as a “remedy for more ailments than any other plant”. By the 1850s, Echinacea was already widely used by European settlers, largely as an aromatic and carminative for digestive problems. Interest in the plant spread and by the 1930s research in Germany had highlighted its potent antibiotic actions.

Benefits

Bacterial and viral infections
Urinary infections (which, if chronic, can contribute to infertility problems)
Boosts the immune system
Colds
Flus
Allergies
Colic