Herbal tea is usually teas that have been made from leaves, root, barks and other plant materials and is a good organic alternative to over the counter medications you usually take. Herbal teas have to be steeped in a covered cup in order for the hot water to absorb all the good properties from the tea itself. When you are picking teas, make sure to stay away from products that have additional thing like flavors and essential oils added onto the tea.
A darling of the traveller vaccination traditions and a hybrid between winter mint and spearmint, peppermint can be helpful in soothing a number of common ailments like the cold, cough, inflammation, sinus, respiratory infections, digestive problems like morning sickness, IBS, heartburn, diarrhea, gas build up, bile duct cramps and a plethora of other health issues ( you can get the full list at WebMd or any herbal website). Peppermint is great to have in your house as an indoor herb as it is easy to grow, and this way you can avoid the trip to the market to buy fresh sprigs.
Ginger, or Zingiber Officinale, is used for a variety of stomach and heart related issues of the body like IBS, appetite issues, menstrual and abdominal cramps, intestinal issues, digestive issues, dyspepsia, and also for things like blood circulation and purification. This is apart from ginger’s health benefits for reducing cold and flu symptoms and acting as a preventative for both of those. Ginger also helps with healing wounds faster and has properties in preventing internal blood clots. Ginger tea is best to carry around with your when travelling abroad for any digestive and vomiting issues. But almost every country has ginger so buying a fresh root from the market, peeling it and then stewing it in water or crushing and adding it to water will be best. Ginger is a main ingredient in skin care regimes for naturopathy too.
Lemon balm tea
This is also a type of mint and can be used for digestive issues like upset stomach, bloating, intestinal gas, vomiting, colic; for pains like menstrual cramps, headaches, toothaches; mental disorders like melancholia and hysteria. Lemon balm is famous for being a help with anxiety, sleep problems, restlessness and such issues that are more of a pain issuer for the head. Lemon balm is also used for Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD, autoimmune disease, swollen airways, high blood pressure, sores, insect bites, and tumors. Lemon balm can be taken as a traditional tea but it can be inhaled as aromatherapy and can be applied to sores and other skin diseases as a balm.
Try your best to take herbal teas on a daily basis to reduce your pains and aches that follow you around like a shadow.