What’s the first thing you look forward to in the morning? If you’re like most people, a steaming hot cup of tea is the answer. However, many people now drink artificially flavoured teas and add copious amounts of sugar to it, negating any benefits they might have derived from their morning ritual. Thankfully, there’s a solution. Herbal teas are perfect for anyone looking to improve their health.
Herbal teas are derived from an herb, fruit, seed or root. Their exact chemical compositions vary depending on the type of tea, but these drinks are usually full of antioxidants and other medicinal properties that promote health.
What are some of these health benefits you ask? Keep reading to find out.
1. Soothes A Common Cold
Herbal teas are great for treating cold. Certain teas possess decongestant properties that help clear nasal passages, and provide relief to the respiratory system.
QNet’s Nutriplus Celesteal Tea – Breathe Well is a blend of black tea with Basil (Tulsi), Pepper, Ginger, Indian Gooseberry (Amla) and Purple Fruited Pea Eggplant (Thuduvalai), a native Indian herb.
Thuduvalai has been used for centuries in ayurvedic preparations for asthma and respiratory disorders. It is considered an effective traditional remedy to get faster relief from cough and cold.
Tulsi has also been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years due to its incomparable healing properties. An extract of Tulsi leaves is considered to be the best remedy for curing common colds and coughs. It contains certain biologically active compounds that are immune-modulatory in nature, meaning they help your immune system to mediate responses against pathogens and speed up the recovery process.
Because herbal teas are so rich in antioxidants, regular consumption of certain types of teas help combat free radical damage and slow down cellular ageing.
Celesteal Tea – Glowing Skin from QNet’s Nutriplus range of herbal teas is a blend of black tea with Tanner’s Cassia (Avaram flower), Cloves, Coriander, Ginger and Pepper. It helps to cleanse and detoxify the body and delay signs of ageing.
The Avaram Flower, known also as Amarampoo in Southern India has been used by women in traditional beauty treatments. A ground mixture of the dried flower has been used by Indian women for years to treat uneven skin, prevent black spots and keep the skin free of blemishes. When blended into the tea, the antioxidant rich concoction helps keep the skin and body healthy and acts as a natural blood purifier.
3. Acts As A Stress Buster
For most people, tea has a comforting effect, which helps reduce stress levels. Studies have shown that certain herbal teas can even help people suffering from insomnia and other anxiety-related conditions.
Celesteal Tea – Body & Soul, a blend of black tea with Basil (Tulsi), Rosemary, Celery and Fenugreek helps combat fatigue, detoxify the body and de-stress.
4. Improves Digestion
Another happy side effect of herbal teas is their ability to improve digestion. They help in the breakdown of fats in your digestive tract and facilitate fast waste removal. They also help relieve constipation and other digestive problems.
Celesteal – Breathe Well is a lovely multi-tasking tea. In addition to helping you breathe better, the active ingredients ginger and gooseberry in the tea help improve gastrointestinal health. Amla, the Indian gooseberry has high Vitamin C content. It has been used in traditional medicines to enhance food absorption, balance stomach acid and fortify the liver.
Ginger helps to reduce bloating, flatulence, intestinal colic, IBS and poor digestion by stimulating digestive acids and secretions, which support the digestion of food and nutrient absorption and assimilation.
5. Blood Sugar Regulator
Diabetics who are not dependent on insulin have noticed significant improvements when they consumed certain blends of herbal teas.
Nutriplus Celesteal Tea – Sweet Life with its blend of black tea with Indian Blackberry (Jamun), Indian Gooseberry (Amla), Fenugreek, Cumin Seeds and Gudmar (Meshashringi) helps manage blood sugar levels.
Meshashringi is popularly known as ‘Gudmar’ in Hindi, which means ‘sugar destroyer’. It helps in reducing sugar levels by promoting the secretion of insulin, regenerating pancreatic cells, and increases the activities of enzymes responsible for healthy glucose utilization.