The western world is discovering tea and there’s absolutely no doubt about the fact that a vast majority of people will fall head over heels for this beverage which has long enticed the Indian sub-continent, and subsequently Britain!
While most people consume tea for the apparent kick it gives especially when they wake up in the morning or are feeling a little groggy after a quick post-lunch nap, a vast majority of people are unaware of the many benefits that tea entails. Right from being packed with antioxidants to reducing the risk of heart ailments, from assisting with weight loss to enabling bone protection, a humble cup of tea does it all!
What’s more? To add to the already long list of benefits that tea offers, there are 5 tea ingredients that work wonders for boosting the immune system, all of which are listed here -
Rich in antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin C and anthocyanin, the Hibiscus plant is known to offer a myriad of health benefits. It helps fight inflammation, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Hibiscus are antibacterial properties, which helps protect the body against various infections. It also supports liver health. When consumed regularly in the form of tea, hibiscus is also known to promote weight loss.
Lemongrass is quickly finding its way into the everyday diet of health-conscious people and not without some compelling reasons. Lemongrass is a rich source of both - antioxidants as well as flavonoids. Besides, it is an antibacterial and antifungal agent, which makes it ideal for the treatment of fever, cough, cold, exhaustion. Unbeknown to many, lemongrass also proves to be helpful in the treatment of digestive tract spasms, achy joints (rheumatism) as well as convulsions amongst many other ailments.
Turmeric has been known for its therapeutic and anti-inflammation properties for centuries and is therefore widely used in South-East Asian Cuisine. However, not many people are aware of the fact that the curcumin present in Turmeric not only eases depression but aids the functioning of antidepressants. In fact, Curcumin also helps keep blood sugar levels steady, which is nothing less than a boon for patients suffering from Type-2 diabetes. And as is known to one and all, Turmeric helps treat breathing problems, while also helping one fight off viral infections such as the common flu and even herpes!
Ginger is one of the most commonly used ingredients in kitchens around the world and comes in all forms imaginable - fresh, dried, powdered, you name it! Not only is fresh ginger a crucial ingredient in the ‘Indian Chai’, but is also a widely used ingredient in a variety of tea blends. The reason behind this is simple. Right from aiding digestion to reducing nausea, from fighting cold and flu to managing blood insulin levels, ginger helps in it all!
5. Black Pepper
Yes another ingredient commonly found in kitchens globally, Black Pepper entails multiple benefits which most people are often oblivious to. Black pepper is inherently high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Not only does black pepper help maintain blood sugar levels but also assists in lowering cholesterol levels. Moreover, black pepper is believed to help in easing the symptoms of degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s. And before we forget to mention, black pepper also helps improve the absorption of nutrients like calcium and selenium.
At Danta Herbs, we have always acknowledged and appreciated the innumerable benefits of these 5 ingredients which are known to boost the immune system, while also imparting a distinct taste to our favorite teas. If you haven’t already, order this Immunity Booster Tea right away and ensure the health and well-being of your loved ones!
Frequently Asked Questions About Immunity Boosting Teas
Are herbal teas actually good for you?
Yes. A vast majority of herbal teas are known to offer health promoting benefits, In fact, some of these herbal teas have been around for centuries and have proven their efficacy in treating moderate to severe health issues. That said, herbal teas with high sugar content and other additives may not be as good for your health.
Can herbal tea have side effects?
While there are little to no side effects of herbal teas, some of the ingredients in them may result in allergies when consumed by individuals with a sensitivity to such ingredients. Hence, it is strongly advised that you go through the list of ingredients, before choosing herbal tea, and double-check if you have any past history of allergies.
Which is better herbal tea or green tea?
Green tea contains caffeine, and can also help you stay awake and focussed along with the health benefits. If however, you simply want to revel in a warm cup of tea while reveling in the health benefits, then you must opt for herbal tea.