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Herb Tea As Part of World Culture, Medicine and History

Nov 27th 2014 at 11:57 PM

 

It is believed that in old days different types of herb teas were used in treating physical ailments, before written documents were found.

Not only the ancient civilizations used herb teas for medicinal purpose and tea beverages but also as dyes and food stuffs. From this time onwards and over centuries herbs have had a few changes of its own owing  to new plant discoveries.  Nowadays herbs are used as herb supplementation along with its old usages, that is, cookery and medicine.

Popularity and Uses of Herb Drinks

Camellia Sinensis  is the plant from which all kinds of teas are derived. These are then processed and refined into Green, Oolong, White and Black tea. Herb tea and black tea are the most popular kinds of teas amongst the wide assortment of tea types. Although black tea is made from dried leaves but herb teas, instead of just leaves, can be made from a mixture or variety of seeds, roots, flowers and barks.

Black tea is restricted in terms of flavor and produces slight variants of its kind. Whereas herb teas gives an exquisite, appetizing and healthy flavor along with beautiful colors and wonderful aromas as it can be made from different parts of a plant providing diversity to the beverage.

Physical ailments such as heart disease, weight loss, dandruff, cancer, pneumonia, skin damage, infections, liver disorders and other health conditions can be treated with a combination of herbs such as peppermint, chamomile or rosehip with other herbs.

Herb teas are also used by people as a detoxification system. It gives our body an instant cleansing ridding it of its pollutants. If one does not have time to drink herbal tea, medical experts can always prescribe herbal supplements as an alternative.

Herb teas give a soothing and mellow effect as it has no caffeine content. This is one of the biggest reasons people opt for herb tea over other types of tea in order to calm themselves and their bodies. But if you do not like hot beverages, you can always make an ice tea and vary the flavor with orange, cherries, lemon or other fruits that you like.

 

Herbs Deal is the Author of this article. For more information about Herb Tea and Herb Powder please visit my website.

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