They’re colorful, flavorful, and fragrant: herbs and spices just make life more interesting. But other than that, many of them also add incredible health benefits that we can all use. While most of us use black pepper, cinnamon, or other spices in our cooking, another fun and refreshing way to add herbs into your lives is drinking them instead.
Organic herbal teas and infusions can be the daily boost our body needs, while still being exciting, light, and energizing. There are hundreds of delicious and healthy herbs you can start drinking. These 5 herbs are a good way to start.
You’ve heard it many times before: ginger is very good for you. This spicy root is proven to successfully treat nausea, including morning sickness and nausea caused by chemotherapy. Ginger also appears to have strong anti-inflammatory properties and according to studies, can have a similar effect as aspirin or ibuprofen in managing pain.
Ginger tea is a classic remedy, that will boost your body and increase your health. Our Immunitea blend is a light and healthy infusion of ginger, lemongrass, verbena, and echinacea and it is as healthy as it sounds.
Cinnamon is a great spice that you can usually find in all sorts of baked goods. The natural sweetness of cinnamon will help you cut down the sugar or synthetic sweeteners from your tea, but that’s not all it’s good for.
Cinnamon contains antioxidants and is known to fight inflammation and lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. It has also been shown to significantly lower blood sugar by slowing the breakdown of carbs in the digestive system while improving insulin sensitivity.
For a great Cinnamon, fix try our Cinnamon Rose Black Tea, a rich infusion that will warm your heart and body.
A lot has been talked about this special root in the past few years, and for good reason. This mighty plant has been tied with battling inflammation, lowering the chances of heart attacks, and even possibly preventing Alzheimer’s disease. This is all thanks to its active component, curcumin.
Turmeric tea is a great way to incorporate this yellow spice into your daily routine. It is zesty and bright, with an interesting and addictive flavor. Our wonderful Longevitea mixes turmeric, ginger, different citruses, and licorice, and creates an incredibly healthy explosion of flavors.
The beloved chamomile is popular due to its delicious flavor and calming quality, but it has a lot more to offer. For one, the antioxidants found in chamomile tea have been linked with fighting cancer cells and heart diseases.
In addition, the active flevones in chamomile have been studied for their potential to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Want to add chamomile into your diet? try our pure chamomile flowers, or mix it up with our chamomile-rose-spearmint blend.
Cocoa is best known as the main ingredient in chocolate, but did you know it has many health perks on its own? The cocoa bean is rich with Flavonoid, a compound that aids in lowering blood pressure and improving the elasticity of blood vessels. Scientific researches have also suggested that the flavanol-rich cocoa bean may have positive effects on learning and memory functions, by enhancing the flow of blood to the brain. A different study has also shown the potential benefits of cocoa in preventing obesity.
Instead of adding more chocolate to your diet, try adding organic cocoa beans to your tea. Our coconut-cacao-rooibos infusion Supertea is called super for a reason: full of antioxidants and healthy herbs, a cup of Supertea a day will keep the doctor away.