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Herbal teas have been around for centuries and come in a wide variety of tastes and flavours.

Below are FourFit's top 5 herbal teas you need to try and what potential benefits experts say they have.

1. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea is made from the Chamomile Flower and is mostly known for its calming effects and is frequently used as a sleep aid.

Chamomile Tea is also known to have the following potential benefits:

  1. Reducing menstrual pain
  2. Treating diabetes and lowering blood sugar
  3. Slowing or preventing osteoporosis
  4. Reducing inflammation
  5. Cancer treatment and prevention
  6. Treating cold symptoms
  7. Reduce stress and anxiety

2. Nettle Tea

Nettle Tea contains many nutrients and is known to flush the kidneys and bladder to prevent and soothe urinary tract infections. So if you're a frequent suffer of water infections this tea is definitely worth a try.

Nettle Tea is also known to have the following potential benefits:

    1. Reduce inflammation
    2. Treat enlarged prostate symptoms
    3. Reduce hay-fever symptoms
    4. Lower blood pressure
    5. Aid blood sugar control
    6. Clear acne and redness of the skin

3. Lemon Tea

Lemon Tea is one of the top choices for herbal tea as it has a high number of potential health benefits and a great source of Vitamin C.

The following potential benefits include:

  1. Promoted hydration
  2. Encourages weight loss
  3. Improves your skin quality
  4. Aids digestion
  5. Freshens breath
  6. Helps prevent kidney stones.

4. Ginger Tea

Nothing like a steaming cup of Ginger Tea in the winter can beat off a lingering cold. It contains high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals meaning ginger root is extremely beneficial for health.

Potential health benefits:

  1. Relieves nausea
  2. Aids digestion
  3. Reduces inflammation
  4. Relieve respiratory problems 
  5. Improves circulation
  6. Reduce stress and anxiety
  7. Help manage menstrual pains 
  8. Boosts immunity

5. Peppermint Tea

Peppermint is used as a flavouring in breath mints and other foods. Although, many people consume peppermint as a refreshing, caffeine-free tea for the following potential reasons:

  1. Ease digestive upsets, such as gas, bloating and indigestion. ...
  2. Relieve tension headaches 
  3. Fresher breath
  4. Unblock sinuses
  5. Boost energy
  6. Fight bacterial infections
  7. Improve your sleep quality


*Please note all benefits are only potential and some teas can have negative side affects, please seek medical advise on suitable herbal teas if you suffer from intolerances or are taking prescription medications*



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