The Health Benefits Of Herbal
We all want to be healthy and live a long, prosperous life,
because of this we are all starting to take a fascination in
Alternative medicines, which include herbal remedies, have
been around for thousands of years, but it is only in recent
times that alternative medicines have become mainstream and
acceptable to use.
One of the main herbal remedies used today is herbal tea,
this is because it can be taken at any time, it has many
varieties, each with its own refreshing taste, and they all
have different benefits.
In the United Kingdom many people have started drinking
herbal teas when they are on a health drive, not because they
have a medicinal problem.
The reason why the British have started this trend is
because they drink a lot of black tea; in fact they drink a
staggering average of 1,000 cups a year per person, which is
full of caffeine.
What can herbal tea do for
Each type of herbal tea can have different benefits; an
example of this is Chamomile tea. Chamomile tea is one of the
most famous herbal teas; it has even been mentioned in the
likes of Beatrix Potter novels where it is used as a mild
Many herbal teas are used for improving the digestive
system, detoxing the body, improving circulation and much more.
The added benefit of all these different benefits is that they
all improve a person’s mood and can make feel a lot happier and
Where can I get herbal
Because herbal remedies have become mainstream, you can now
buy herbal tea and other herbal remedies from local
supermarkets. A lot of supermarkets even offer their own herbal
tea brands and explain on the packets what the different
benefits of each tea are.
An Interesting Herb Fact
The Healing Beauty of Borage
The borage flower (Borago officinalis) is well known for its lovely blue color. The flowers have been used since Elizabethan times for both decoration and for its healing beauty. Recent modern research has shown that the plant may actually stimulate the adrenal glands, encouraging the production of adrenaline, that famous 'fight or flight' hormone that is responsible for getting our bodies geared up during the most stressful times in our lives. Herbalists describe the character of the borage...
Are there any negative affects?
There can be negative affects from herbal tea and other
herbal remedies; these normally come for two different
Reason one is that some of the ingredients for herbal teas
look very similar to other plant life that can have negative
affects on the body, so it is important that you do not pick
your own ingredients unless you are one hundred percent sure of
the ingredients your using.
Reason two is that if you are on medication
from your medical professional for a medical condition, mixing
herbal remedies and mainstream medicine can have a negative
affect on the body.
An example of this is if you are taking two
different types of medicine a doctor will check they are
compatible to take at the same time.
Herbs can cure many ailments. If you have a
cold, Echinacea extracts in capsule form can
A 5 ml tincture dose every 2-3 hours can
also be beneficial, but check with a
Now you have an understanding of what herbal
remedies like herbal tea can do for you, why not visit your
local store and find out about the different varieties
available. You will be pleasantly surprised at the different
taste sensations and may find yourself changing from black tea
or coffee to drinking herbal teas, which are better for you and
will make you feel rejuvenated and alive.