There are very few things that a warm, misty cup of tea can’t fix, especially if it is a herbal tea. Whether you want to start your morning in an uplifting mood, ease your mind from work with a quick chai break, or unwind at the end of a long, tiring day, your herbal tea offers it all. But can it do more than that? Can it help boost your immunity as well? Can it fight the flu? We will answer them all in this blog. Let’s first start with understanding what herbal tea is.
What is Herbal Tea?
Herbal Tea is a natural infusion of herbs, fruits, flowers, roots, bark, etc in hot water. Herbal Teas have been used for thousands of years by mankind in different parts of the world. These were used for traditional medicinal purposes in China, Egypt, India, and many other parts of the world. Ayurveda, a 5000 years old Indian system of medicine and healing that relied on nature as a remedy to most maladies used these Herbal infusions extensively in treating several health conditions. These are caffeine free and rich in antioxidants. These are believed to have properties that are good for skin and hair condition, release stress, promote better sleep, relieve headaches, improve memory, as well as boost immunity. Let’s find out some of the top Herbal teas that help boost our immunity.
Top Immunity boosting Teas that help fight the Flu
Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
Butterfly Pea Flower Tea is made from butterfly pea flowers, also known as Shankhpushpi or Aprajita in India. Outside India, the flowers are also known as Blue Flowers, Darwin Pea, or Asian pigeonwings. It comes from the plant Clitoria Ternatea. This tea has a striking blue color and fills your cup with its richness of antioxidants. It has a smooth and silky texture. It is considered to be a great source of nutrients that help boost one's immunity. It is an ancient Ayurvedic herb known for cognitive, digestive, and spiritual wellness. The plant is called Mangalyakushuma in Sanskrit, which translates to one that brings good health and fortune. Ayurvedic practitioners consider it to be a special gift from nature for its countless health benefits including immunity boosting.
Hibiscus tea also known as roselle tea is made from the calyx of the flower Hibiscus. It is luscious red in color and a bit tangy and fruity in taste. It is loaded with antioxidants. It is a rich source of vitamin C and iron. Both these properties help to balance the immune system and fight harmful bacteria, thus helping you dominate cold or flu faster.
Herbal teas have a lot of blessings to offer to humanity. It has been helping us for thousands of years and it will keep doing the same for as long as we know how to use it. In the modern world, there are several scientific studies going on that prove the effectiveness of herbal teas on human health.
However, these are not approved by the FDA and are only part of home remedies. For severe flu or adverse health conditions please consult your doctor.
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