Various leaves of tea and spices on wooden background

Some days we can wake up just not feeling quite perfect. Unable to place our finger on it, we know we’re energetically out of equilibrium. Sometimes, we might have the ability to identify exactly the moment when something inside us activates the arrival to the Not Well Zone. It might feel like we just hit the bulls-eye and concentric circles of consciousness ripple outward, warning all systems. It’s during these times, a great hot cup of herbal tea might be just what is required to help get things back on track and going in the right direction.

What’s a Herbal Tea?

A herbal tea consists of a single plant or a mix of plants. Different teas can be made using a variety of areas of the plant including the leaves, seeds, fruits, flowers, roots, bark or stalks of the plant. The sort of plant often dictates that part is going to be used. For example to create a chamomile tea, the flowers are used, to make peppermint tea, the leaves are used, and also to make ginger tea, the roots are used. The herbs can be dried or fresh. They’re then seeped in a cup of warm water, to make an extract which allowed the curative properties to be discharged.

Benefits of Herbal Teas

Drinking herbal teas may serve two primary functions: to support the body in a curative manner and to supply a pleasing drinking experience. Depending on the herbal tea that’s selected, a unique therapeutic value can be derived. Having a few fundamental herbal teas available may be a fantastic supplement to whatever strategy you might be taking to bring your body back into balance if you aren’t feeling up to par. There are a lot of great choices of herbal teas available now. Below is a suggested list of 5 primary teas to have available if you’re looking to begin adding herbal teas into your normal healthcare program.

Useful Herbal Teas

Té de manzanilla

Is an aromatic tea known for its calming, soothing properties. Made from the blossoms of the chamomile plant, this tea is beneficial in relaxing the nerves, soothing the stomach, relieving muscle tension, in addition to helping with inflammation and improving liver function. This is a herb I grow annually in our backyard, so we could have our own source of chamomile tea.

Té de diente de león

This is on my list because dandelions were so revered by my grandma. In the spring you could find my grandma with her little pocket knife and basket out in the fields, gathering young tender dandelion greens…”good for your blood, you know’. So this memory remains imprinted in my mind. I would not describe it as with a beautiful taste or odor, but it’s what I’d consider one of the workhorse teas. Useful as a body purifier, it helps with promoting healthy liver and kidney function. When looking for a tea to add in a detoxification process, dandelion tea ought to be high up on the list.

Echinacea Tea

Is helpful in helping to boost the immune system, particularly in regard to fighting mild to moderate infections, like the flu or cold. The leaves, stems, flowers and roots of the Echinacea plant are traditionally utilised in the formulation of the tea, which is extremely soothing when I have a sore throat. A definite must have for my tea collection.

Ginger Tea

Known for its pungent taste, ginger tea is another must have for the kitchen cabinet. When experiencing any sort of stomach imbalance, whether we’re talking about digestive difficulties, nausea, bloating or cramping, among the first herbal teas of choice ought to be ginger. Using the root of the plant, it’s easy enough to create your own blend. Purchase a fresh ginger root in the supermarket, peel and wash a tiny section of the origin. Place thinly cut pieces into a cup, then cover with boiling water. Cover and allow the tea seep for around 5 minutes. Strain then drink.

Peppermint Tea

The fragrant aroma of peppermint alone lifts the spirits, the odor coaxing you to begin to feel the freshness of life. There’s always a mint patch growing right outside our door. During the summer months, fresh mint is used almost daily. As the season comes to an end, the mint is collected and dried so it can continue to be enjoyed throughout the year. Peppermint is another alternative when wanting to promote digestive health. Moreover it’s useful in helping to resist stress, supporting the immune system and assist with bringing the mind into consideration.


So the next time you’re shopping at the supermarket deciding what drinks to put into your cart, then exit the artificially sweetened beverages and opt instead for a couple of new herbal teas. Delicious hot or cold, they’ll add a new dimension to your day without incurring additional health costs.

Now if you will excuse me, the teapot is whistling, so I’m off to prepare myself a nice, hot, cup of Herbal Tea! Why don’t you join me?