It’s true! Herbal teas posses many beneficial medical qualities; from relieving a cold and indigestion to battling infections. However, when choosing a herbal tea, make sure you pick the right one…

Elderflower:

Cures colds! – The blossom from an Elder tree is a traditional cure for colds. It’s really effective because it helps clean your nasal passages and it’s a diaphoretic – meaning it encourages the body to sweat it out. Nice!

Lemon Verbena: 

Helps digestion! – Lemon Verbena holds similar qualities to citrus liqueurs which are used in France as a digestive aid. The citrus content helps to break down fats in the digestive system.

Ginger:

Relieve aches and pains! – As a warming spice, ginger medical qualities help to relieve aches and pains by widening the blood vessels and stimulating circulation.

Nettle: 

Stops you feeling run-down! – A British herb that’s the perfect pick-me -up. Its rich minerals contain iron, calcium and silica. Iron produces extra red blood cells; essential for energy. Calcium and silica are a bonus too because they are important for strengthening bones, hair and teeth.

Chamomile:

Promotes sleep! – These gorgeous golden Chamomile buds create the single most important ingredient in many sleep time tea blends. This is because chamomile contains tryptophan – an amino acid known for its tranquilizing effects.

Green Tea: 

Boosts metabolism! – The king of herbal teas. Its fat-fighting formula helps increase your metabolism and the green tea leaves strengthen tissue cells over the body, so will make you look younger for longer. High in antioxidants and chills you out too. Try having a cup when you’re stressed…

Fennel: 

Calms down constipation! – A Mediterranean herb that’s properties means it works on relaxing the intestinal muscles so is particularly good for constipation and flatulence. Fennel is also an ideal hangover detox because it is a diuretic – meaning it creates the urge to urinate. This will help you clean those kidneys and rid the body of impurities, ready for your next night out! An added bonus, it also promotes clearer skin too.

Peppermint:

Prevents vomiting! – A classic remedy used for vomiting and nausea. By stimulating bile production in the gall bladder, the peppermint works it’s magic by breaking down fat in the digestion system, therefore relieving you from the need to be sick.