Ancient civilizations were aware of the healing powers of herbs, tree bark, leaves, oils and seeds and used them against a variety of diseases and conditions. Herbal teas and drinks were used in China and India for millennia, and generally, all indigenous cultures throughout the world have used fresh or dry plants to resolve their health problems.
In Europe, traditional medicine came onto the scene later, but still, people there were using different herbs against various ailments for centuries. Nowadays, natural medicine is pretty common and even scientifically recognized for its benefits. After years of being pushed away in the West, herbal remedies are finally getting the attention they deserve.
According to several studies, nature hides many herbs and plants which have potent healing properties. Western medicine has just started grasping the power of natural medicine, and although more proof is required, many cultures are using herbal teas and natural remedies as a main treatment against a variety of diseases and conditions. In North America for example, women prefer using natural remedies instead of hormone replacement therapy to treat symptoms of menopause, while in Mexico women usually treat hormonal imbalance with herbal teas.
In today’s crazy world we have forgotten everything we knew about the powers of herbal teas. Herbs and plants give amazing flavor to our meals and can treat and prevent a variety of ailments as well. They are a great source of vitamins and minerals which nourish our body and keep our health in check.
Healing with herbs isn’t just natural medicine – it’s also an art of crafting. You can blend certain plants or herbs in order to create a powerful healing tonic. A cup of herbal tea will heal your body – some teas can improve digestion and relieve diarrhea or constipation, while others can boost metabolism and help you lose weight. There are also teas which can reduce stress and help you relax, regulate your cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce inflammation and prevent numerous cardiovascular problems.
The pressure of the busy everyday life can easily get to us, which is why it’s important to pay more attention to our health. Herbal teas will balance your body and mind and help you feel more relaxed, which is why you should drink a few cups every day. You can drink herbal teas either hot or cold – as long as you drink them every day, it doesn’t really matter.