The newest trend emerging this year is the use of botanicals in the tea. People are getting more and more health conscious. You are what you eat-or drink! That is why ingredients with additional benefits such as energy, relaxation, support for digestive health have been on the rise. People are seeking for ways to support their body and well being. These are the ingredients gaining popularity amongst the herbal tea lovers:
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties
Turmeric is typically used in every Indian kitchen and is becoming increasingly important in kadhas and teas. It said to be a powerful antioxidant, helps in immunity boosting and aids in digestion. It is a natural throat soother and helps in relieving cold and flu symptoms.
HOLY BASIL :
Holy basil is also a very popular herb in India. Due to its purported stress reducing and health supporting benefits, its popularity is now also on the rise outside India. It is considered as an adaptogene, which are natural plant substances, often roots, herb and fungi, which are supposed to help the body to adapt to stressful situations. It is also said to be a immunity booster and also helps in cold and cough.
Cinnamon is commonly used as an aromatic condiment and flavoring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweets and ofcourse in your teas. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants such as polyphenols, which in turn help lower risk of heart disease. It has been shown to significantly increase sensitivity to the hormone Insulin. It lowers blood sugar levels and has a powerful anti diabetic effect. Cinnamaldehyde, found in cinnamon, has antifungal and antibacterial properties which prevents tooth decay and bad breath.
Because of its medicinal uses, Moringa is popularly known as the miracle tree. One of the easiest ways to enjoy this interesting plant is in the form of moringa tea. The best-known moringa, Moringa oleifera, grows in the Himalayan foothills. Moringa tea could help people with diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels. Studies show that moringa consumption can lower glucose levels after meals. Researchers also say that moringa should be investigated as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.The leaves of the moringa tree contain several compounds that can stave off chronic diseases. These substances include polyphenols, tannins, saponins, and others. Besides combating heart disease, liver damage, and diabetes, these compounds also fight chronic inflammation.
Lemongrass is the hottest property on the block. It is a herb native to Sri Lanka and South India. Doctors believe that the lemongrass tea can help fight againstfree radicals, thus reducing the incidence of inflammation in the body. Lemongrass contains the inflammation-fighting compounds. It relieves anxiety, lowers cholesterol and boosts oral health. Drinking lemongrass tea can have diuretic effects which makes it beneficial in cases where water retention leads to bloating.
Peppermint is used worldwide for its refreshing and calming properties. The most important benefits include stress relief, aiding digestion and soothing stomach. It also helps fight bad breath, boost immune system and relieve the symptoms of common cold. For first hand experience, try our Moroccon mint and feel the difference yourself.
At The Tea Saaga, we use 100% organically grown tea leaves, herbs and flowers without any artificial flavours or colours. So try our teas and sip your worries away!