We all know that a strong cup of black tea can give you a little kick in the mornings, and a nice mug of chamomile can soothe you to sleep, but why is that? Well, the different herbs and plants that we use to make tea often have compounds called polyphenols which can give tea different medicinal benefits!
Green Tea – The antioxidants in green tea have been talked up a lot over the past few years, and the hype is real! Green tea has polyphenols called catechins, which can be beneficial in fending off inflammation in your joints and developing type 2 diabetes.
Chamomile Tea – That this herbal tea can soothe you to sleep is well known, but did you know that chamomile doesn’t just help you fall asleep, it can keep you stay asleep?! Studies have found that people who suffer from insomnia not only were able to fall asleep quicker after drinking the tea but also woke up less during the night!
Peppermint Tea – Have an upset tummy? This is the tea for you! A daily cup of peppermint tea can do wonders for your digestive and gut health, as it’s been shown to relax spams in your intestines, esophagus, and colon.
Echinacea Tea – You may have not heard of echinacea, as it’s not as popular in the U.S. But this tea is famous in other countries for its ability to shorten the common cold because it has properties that help boost our immune system!
While we definitely don’t recommend you replace any medication you’re currently taking or making any dietary changes without consulting your doctor or care provider, this is some great information to consider if you think you might benefit from nature’s best!