Ek Pyala Sehat Wala: Know Your Cuppa

By First Posted: Jun 27, 2007 Wed 10:30 AM Updated: Dec 7, 2007 Fri 12:26 AM

If you are one of the memsaabs who cannot drag themselves out of their bed without downing a nice hot cup of tea, this one is for you. And if you are not a habitual tea-drinker, just like me, this one may spur you to try some of the amazing herbal options in the market.

Since the last few years we have been reading about Chinese and other Oriental teas that have various health benefits. Celebs are telling us to go all green with our teas in various ads. The tele-shopping network has been singing praises of these green teas without a break. So exactly how do the herbal/green teas help us detox and become healthier? Heres a low down on various options available and what they can do for you.

Chrysanthemum Herbal Tea: Made from dried Chrysanthemum flowers, this concoction helps prevent liver damage. It also aids in reducing fever.

Chamomile: This one is made from dried Chamomile flowers and has relaxing properties. It also soothes the tummy and induces restful sleep.

Ginger Tea: Ginger herbal tea helps in alleviating cold and flu symptoms. Menstrual cramps and nausea can also be relieved with ginger tea.

Catnip Tea: Catnip, the herb is known for its calming effects and the same can be had by drinking this brew.

Ginseng: Ginseng is known for its energizing effects. Besides that the Ginseng root also helps in treating diabetes.

Cinnamon Tea: This brew has many beneficial effects, especially for women. It helps improve circulation, eases cold and flu symptoms, reduces menstrual cramps, relieves stomach upsets and regulates insulin and blood sugar.

Lemon Grass: This one is a popular herbal tea and has visible calming effects.

Cardamom Tea: This concoction is many benefits packed in a cup. It helps in easing stomach cramps, stimulating digestion, reducing gas and flatulence and lastly, it acts as a great mouth freshener.

Rosemary: Rosemary leaves are known for relieving symptoms of cold and headache. It also stimulates liver activity and improves blood circulation.

Thyme: Thyme is known for its antiseptic properties and the herbal preparations made from this herb cure sore throats and cough. Thyme is also known to boost the working of your immune system.

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