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Five ways herbal tea can make you happier and healthier

Posted by Gaynor Birkhead on

One reason the tradition of herbal tea has endured through the ages is the tangible and numerous benefits to health and mood that can be induced by the regular drinking of a herbal brew. These benefits are as relevant in our stressful and modern lives as they have been throughout history and we have collated the top five ways drinking herbal tea can create a healthier and happier you!

1) It can help you stay slim

Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines. It can increase the release of stomach acid and bile to aid digestion, especially of fats. It also acts as a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water by increasing urine production.

Try our Dandelion Leaf Tea with a squirt of honey chilled over ice for a deliciously skinny treat.

2) It can calm your stomach

Peppermint tea has long been known to soothe painful stomach cramps. It’s now known as a carminative which means it can help disperse builds up of gas and give relief to a range of digestive ailments.

Brew our Peppermint Tea for 5-6 minutes and enjoy it’s calming effects.

3) It can boost your mood

Yerba Mate tea is a traditional South American herbal tea produced from the Yerba Mate plant. Amongst its many reported health benefits is the ability to improve mood and in particular focus without the jittery side effects of caffeinated drinks. Yerba Mate has been found to contain the chemical Theobromine which is associated with feelings of pleasure.

Try our Mate Tea for when you need that spring in your step!

4) It can protect against disease

Hibiscus has an astonishing range of health benefits. It has been shown to reduce blood pressure, protect against heart disease by lowering cholesterol and even protect against cancer. Research carried out in China in 2000 found that hibiscus slowed the growth of Leukaemia cells.

Try our Hibiscus Blossoms tea and enjoy a sweet and fruity brew that’s also good for you!

5) It can help you sleep

Chamomile tea has long been known to have sedative properties and has the added benefit of aiding sleep without producing the unwanted side effects of modern sedative drugs. Research has also shown that Chamomile can reduce stress and help with depression.

Brew our aromatic Chamomile Tea before bed for relaxing and restful sleep.

Here at the Loose Leaf Tea Company we provide a full range of carefully hand rolled herbal teas to help you reap the benefits of these natural ingredients. Our ethically sourced organic and sustainable brews are delivered to your door. So check out our herbal blends today for a caffeine free boost!

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