Benefits Of Ayurvedic Herbal Teas
Ayurvedic Herbal Teas For You
Whatever schedule or mood you’re in, tea is something you can’t say No to! What would have you done without that perfect blend of tea powder and happiness that you depend on! Maybe nothing else could have made you feel more relaxed other than a cup of tea. Some of us are even addicted to that ease which it puts us in. It might be a long class hour, a bad office day or an extremely idle weekend alone, chai would lift your mood up. If someone says alcohol could give their gang the best company, then they might haven’t yet felt how a chai tastes like neither would’ve they known how the tea vibes feels like. It’s so necessary that probably a tea party would be the only gathering where the people’s priority would be to get some good fusions of teas. So quintessential that majority of us can’t live a daily life without it. So, what brought you here is that this daily cup of composure can actually be more flavorful, healthy and aromatic in a variety of ways. So, check out the taste of tea!
Healthy Is Herbal Tea
Apart As mentioned above, if a tea with a twist is what you’re reading for then guess what, that is exactly what herbal teas are all about. After all, who doesn’t want variety and health at the same time. Are they necessarily actual tea? Well, they can be and can not be. They could be tea leaves brewed and blended with other herbal flavors (leaves, flowers, roots or fruits) or simply any other herbal extract with added sweetness; and hence comes with an option to cut down caffeine if necessary. Both types of herbal teas are equally tasty and healthy. The wide use of this category of drink is that it is at the same time delicious and health supporting. It’s a fact that these have been used as remedies for many illnesses since ancient times. Tea is already a good replacement for coffee since it has less caffeine content, again herbal tea brings you the complete package for a health-conscious society.
Want to know more about its health benefits?
Looking at its healthy side, you can never get over the benefits. They are that healthy. The main attraction is that they are rich in antioxidants. An anti-oxidant named EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) present in the tea makes it widely accepted, as it has a property of preventing heart attacks, strokes and also takes care of heart health. Consumption of herbal teas meet the need of hydration by our body and at the same time keeps our immune system clean. Similarly, the presence of vitamin-D reassures bone strength as well. The major attraction is nothing but its spell on digestion. It literally makes all your digestive issues vanish just like it is put on a switch. Indigestion, bloating or diarrhea, herbal tea can treat it right.
Herbal Teas & Ayurveda
Herbal teas are also called Ayurvedic teas because the herbs used in the teas have health benefits written down by ayurvedic acharyas since ancient times. Ayurveda being the traditional medicine has always managed to acknowledge people in the herbal collections and their every bit of benefits. What makes herbal teas more ayurvedic is when they are applied or work according to the Tridosha theory, the theory of body constitution based on the 3 doshas- vata, pita and kapha. It since could be applied accordingly, it is considered as one of the basic treatments of Ayurveda. Such personalized preparations of teas are famous among Ayurveda benefiters. Vata, pitta and kapha are the 3 dosas and define the 3 types of personalities and body constitution. Ayurveda quizzes are available all over the internet to identify your dosha prakriti type or articles on dosa prakriti available on Planet Ayurveda portal is enough to identify yourself the prakriti type which you belong to.
Vata Prakriti is said to be possessed by people with cool (sita) properties and so foods with sweet and sour taste are considered as the ones that pacify this dosa. Hence herbal tea with fennel, ginger, cloves, cinnamon with added natural sweeteners like stevia is preferred for vata prakriti. Pitta prakriti on the other hand should include fennel, cinnamon, liquorice, stevia etc. as people with pitta prakriti have hot properties. Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is considered as the best herb to be included in ayurvedic tea for pitta prakriti as its cooling and sweet property pacifies vitiated pitta. Kapha prakriti being the ideal and the idle among the 3 requires herbs that make them more active and give a push to the metabolic activities. Hence teas containing cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger etc. are the best for this prakriti.
Introducing Some Of The Best Ayurvedic Teas
1. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile Tea is considered to be one of the best teas and is said to be an effective bedtime drink that helps you improve your digestion and gives a soothing feel as well. Protects your body from fever too.
2. Berry Flavored Or Peach Flavored Tea
Berry flavored or peach flavored tea made out of their flowers and berries is good for your health as it improves blood circulation and keeps the cardiovascular system safe.
3. Lemon Grass Tea
Lemon grass tea is another top formulation that has lemon grass as the main ingredient. It helps in digestion and hence is best when taken after food.
4. Hibiscus Flower Tea
Hibiscus flower tea is one among the most loved ayurvedic drinks due to its color and filling flavor. Dried hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa) petals are mainly made use of and are good to tackle hypertension and dehydration. Presence of antioxidants help you keep fit. Moreover, it blended with lime gives you a tasty drink.
5. Dandelion Tea
Dandelion tea is another highly rated herbal tea which consists of flowers and leaves of the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) plant. It’s good to treat arthritis and the best option to maintain liver health.
6. Cardamom Tea
Cardamom tea might be common among us as cardamom (Elettaria cardamom) it’s a daily spice used in the kitchen. Its sweet and aromatic flavor will make you like it besides for its properties like managing digestion, reducing flatulence and pulmonary diseases.
7. Milk Thistle Tea
Milk thistle tea is another variety made using the milk whistle (Silybum marianum) plant that maintains liver health.
8. Red Clover Tea
Red clover tea made of dried red clover (Trifolium pratense) plant has a lot of benefits like helping women to pass through their menopause easily, reduce stress to go to sleep easily and also maintains our bone strength; it’s also said to improve the memory power.
If you go on, there would be many formulations and DIY ayurvedic recipes of herbal teas for you to follow. From helping your skin glow to maintain your mental health, herbal tea has amazing benefits that will make you fall in love with them. Also, the ease of making will never let you look back once you start your days and sleep with a cup of herbal tea. Now that keeping your body healthy has got as easy as making tea, let’s actually brew a herbal one!
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