Herbal

8Jul/100

Herbal Tea

In recent years, people from all over the world have come to appreciate the medicinal value of herbs. Once dismissed as an inaccurate science, many scientists, patients and average consumers are now turning to this ancient form of healing for cures or even simply to maintain health and wellbeing. This is because of many reasons. For one thing, herbal remedies have been proven to be extremely effective in battling certain health conditions. Secondly, as these remedies are made using natural products, there is hardly any likelihood of experiencing side-effects from or developing allergies to the components of the medicinal brew. Finally, these herbal medicines are believed to offer long-term health benefits as opposed to temporary relief.

Herbal Tea Ancient herbal healing practices were once practiced in almost every part of the world but in China and India, the practices were chronicled and the practitioners' experiences recorded over the last three to five thousand years. In India there herbal healing methods are extensively dealt with in the Vedas, an ancient Hindu religious work. In China, there are records of herbal healing methods that date back to the era of the Han dynasty. In the West, Greece and Roman history books reveal the use of medicinal herbs in those civilizations whereas comparatively newer records show the prowess of Native Americans in the field of herbal medicine.

Because of the widespread demand for herbal medicines and supplements, these products are now available in a variety of forms that make them easier to consume. For instance herbal remedies are now available in the form of pills and tablets or syrups even. Many people prefer to consume herbs in the form of teas. Herbal teas were an age-old Chinese mode of medicating patients but now such teas including Chinese herbal teas are enjoyed not only for their health benefits but also for their flavor. In modern times, people have started to understand and appreciate the myriad herbal tea benefits and certain teas like anti diabetic herbal tea, pregnancy and herbal teas and herbal tea extract have become available throughout the world.

Since the demand for such flavored teas is rapidly increasing, modern herbal tea recipes employ different combinations of herbs to satisfy the palate as well as the medicinal requirement of consumers. Consequently there are many varieties of herbal teas available in the market today. For instance grapefruit tea, herbal chamomile tea and green tea are some popular versions of herbal teas that have great aromas as well as offer tremendous health benefits.

Some other varieties of herbal teas available today include the Neem leaf tea, Anise tea, which can be made from the bark of the Anise tree or its leaves, chrysanthemum tea which is often served with Chinese cuisine, roasted corn tea which is popular in Korea and also known as Okusu Cha, Echinacea tea which is believed to help relieve the symptoms of the flu and Hibiscus tea which is popular in Japan and the Middle East.

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