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October 1, 2008
In our times, the issues of health care have turned into the matters of primary importance for almost everyone, and very often we prefer phytotherapy and using herbal products for their moderate, but very helpful therapeutic effects. At that, herbal teas with the unique properties are currently among the most valued and demanded types of herbal treatment.
Herbal tea (or tisane) is a mixture of leafs, seeds, flowers, fruits or even roots of various herbs, dried or fresh. It is prepared by placing herbal mixture in boiling water, steeping for several minutes, sweetening (if desired) and then drinking the infusion as tea. Sometimes, herbal teas are prepared by mixing tea leaves with other herbs (Earl Grey tea, Chinese tea with jasmine are the most popular examples of such teas). However, real herbal teas are usually prepared from a number of medicinal herbs, including Melissa, Valerian root, Anise, Parsley, Chamomile, Ginger root, Rosemary, Mint, Echinacea and many others.
Depending on the type of herbal infusion and its particular properties, it is possible to classify herbal teas as the following: tonic herbal teas, anti-inflammatory herbal teas, cleansing herbal teas, stimulant herbal teas, sedative herbal teas, and so on. If consumed on a daily basis, herbal teas can have a lot of important advantages, including:
• helping with digestive and gastrointestinal problems;
• normalizing blood pressure and promoting healthier heart;
• helping to relax and relief the effects of stresses or anxiety;
• encouraging good and restful sleep;
• boosting our immune system;
• helping for skin cleansing;
• relieving headaches and migraines, etc.
There is a plethora of herbal brews available in modern tea houses and pharmacies, and every single herbal tea has special therapeutic properties and health benefits. If you made up your mind to use them, it is absolutely vital to learn as much as possible about the composition and the constituents of the tea. Remember that herbal teas are pleasant and safe type of treatment. However, isuch treatment has to be carried out under the supervision of a specialist: a herbalist or a therapist, who is well familiar with the properties of the herbs you are going to use for your herbal tea therapy.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.