The Power of Herbal Tea

Why should we all be drinking herbal tea? Well it’s simple. It’s powerful stuff.

It’s hydrating, warming and nourishing. And let’s face it, there’s nothing better than a steaming cuppa to make everything feel better.

Choosing which herbs to consume is another important factor, as these can lead to powerful benefits for your energy levels, skin, weight and your entire well being.

We are BIG fans of all different flavours of herbal teas here at the I AM Co office.

We like to stick to caffeine-free, digestive-stimulating and heart-warming herbs that help to keep us energized all day long.

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We love how one of our favourite tea-experts ‘Libertine Blends’ state it,

“Drinking herbal tea is a wonderful way to come back to yourself. The powerful properties of herbs bring irresistible energy and balance to your day.”

Some of our favourite powerful herbs to look out for, include:

Kawakawa

A native NZ herb, which is a natural digestion stimulant, a blood purifier and overall tonic, it also has natural antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.

Chilli

Wonderful for warming the internal system, it helps to promote blood circulation and heart health.

Cardamom

Great for digestion another warming herb that helps to strengthen the cardiovascular system, as well as improving blood circulation in the body.

Manuka Honey

Manuka honey has countless healing properties as we know, but it’s mainly the hero of antibacterial, anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties, making it great for immunity.  It also aids in calming and reducing anxiety.

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Ginger

A strong digestive healing herb, ginger is great for treating colds, stomach aches, any nausea, indigestion, constipation, and diarrhoea.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a strong anti-inflammatory herb, that has powerful healing properties when consumed regularly. It’s rich antioxidant properties make it an immunity boosting and heart healing herb also.

Peppermint

The perfect post-meal tea, peppermint is soothing in the digestive tract and helps to regulate the body temperature; it can be particularly cooling on a hot day. It’s also naturally antiseptic and antibacterial.

Dandelion

A liver-supporting root, Dandelion will become your friend when detoxing. It helps to flush out any unwanted toxins as it’s a diuretic and helps to strengthen the liver.

Nettle

Another powerful detox-supporting herb, Nettle will help to reduce inflammation, boost the immune-system. It’s a natural diuretic and helps with the flushing of uric acid which is great for edema or inflammatory arthritis.

Chamomile

A favourite for calming and promoting a better sleep, sip on this herb in the evening hours to bring your energy down and calm your mind.

Looking for herbal tea blends that include one or many of these ingredients will give you a delicious beverage that will promote a sense of calm, focus and health.

For a delicious beverage called ‘KAPOW’ from Libertine Blends (containing Kawakawa, Cardamom, Chilli & Lemongrass ) get your hands on the August Delight Box to sample!

Images from Libertine Blends + Pinterest.

What’s your favourite powerful herbal ingredient to look out for?

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