Tips-On-Tea Guide to Herbal Infusions
What’s the easiest way to spot the difference between a cup of tea and a cup of herbal infusion? A cup of tea contains tea, while herbal infusions on the other hand contain a wide variety of herbs, fruits, and flowers.
These natural ingredients that are native to different parts of the world have unique flavours and aromas Furthermore, herbs, fruits, and flowers have a plethora of amazing health benefits, which is why herbal infusions are considered as one of the best, natural, caffeine-free remedies.
The fruits and flowers incorporated in these herbal blends burst with an array of bright, vibrant colours, whether brewed hot or cold. So these delicious beverages are also picture perfect to brighten up a gloomy day or for an instagram-worthy shot
First things first, what are the health benefits of natural herbal infusions?
- It is a great natural stress reliever unlike medicated pills that leaves us with side effects.
- They are immune boosters which means that they help us fight off infections and other diseases.
- Herbal infusions can help with heartburn as they can absorb gas.
- While providing nutrients to our brain, it also increases the blood flow which inturn improves brain functioning.
- Herbal tea is a flavourful alternative to water that provides proper hydration for us and since they are caffeine-free they help to give us energy without the bothersome jitters of caffeinated products like coffee.
- The antioxidant content is not just talk, they are powerful enough to slow down signs of ageing.
- Herbs are your skin’s best friend. They can help fight off bacteria which is the leading cause of acne. While also boosting the collagen production to give you that youthful supple skin of your dreams!
- Herbal infusions are a great cure for menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) as well.
Little-known facts about herbs
Herbs have been used by our ancestors across many different cultures, long before human history started being documented.
These are a few countries that have a recorded history for their use of herbs:
Indian Ayurvedic practices have been using turmeric since as early as 4000 BC.
In Egypt institutes for herbalism have existed since 3000 BC.
There is recorded history of Mesopotamia’s Sumerians for having written studies of herbs that ages back to about 5000 years.
To this day, the oil content of many herbs is used to produce essential oils, scented soaps and perfumes, lotions, and other cosmetics due to the abundance of health benefits they offer.
Herbs by benefit
Each ingredient in our blends has been thoughtfully added after thorough research. Each herb, fruit, and flower here has few unique but significant benefits. You can guarantee yourself a healthy lifestyle by making these blends a part of your daily routine. Also Tipson herbal infusions being perfect for everyday consumption is another added bonus!
Withania Somnifera, commonly known as Ashwagandha, is from the nightshade family. Its berry and root are commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine due to their nutritional value. These are some of its highly acknowledged benefits.
Contains calming properties, that help cope with stress and anxiety
Is a natural pain reliever that is also effective against inflammation
Extremely good for your heart
Protection against alzheimer’s and other brain disabilities
May be able to stop cancer cell growth
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Originated in China, Matcha is a fine powder that is also a common green tea variant. But Matcha is much stronger than other types as it contains the nutrients of the whole leaf. Below are a few of the many benefits it provides us with.
Boosts energy without caffeine jitters
Helps with relaxation which improves focus and alertness
The calorie burner you can count on
The green tea variant with the highest antioxidant content
A reliable oral care partner
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Moringa Oleifera also known as the drumstick plant is mainly cultivated for its leaves and pods for culinary use and as a traditional medicament. It is a tree that thrives in dry climates where the soil is not too damp. Scroll to see some of the amazing benefits of Moringa.
Stables blood pressure levels
Protects the liver against oxidative damage
Contains antioxidants and nutrients that improves hair health
Helps with indigestion problems
Rich calcium and phosphorus content strengthens bones
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Ocimum Tenuiflorum, so called Tulsi is an aromatic plant praised for the many health benefits it contains. Tulsi gets its name ‘Holy Basil’ as it is used in religious activities where people worship this plant. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicine and is a very popular essential oil. Some of its benefits are listed below.
A natural immune booster that keeps infections at bay
Cough and cold remedy
Helps with gastrointestinal problems
Detoxifies our body
Helps with stress cooperation
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Curcuma Longa is what we call as Turmeric, this is a rhizomatous (being a rhizome), flowering plant that is also from the Ginger family. The bright yellow root is always found in every Sri Lankan kitchen, because the hue is hardly inconspicuous.Turmeric is praised for its ability to be used as spice and as an Ayurvedic remedy, few of its benefits are as follows.
Curcumin (the main bioactive compound found in Turmeric) increases the body’s antioxidant content
Has promising effects against inflammation
Keeps chronic diseases away that causes ageing
Helps cope with premenstrual syndrome pain
Relieves headache especially migraines
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With all the organic and natural herbal blends we have in store, a healthier lifestyle is much easier than it seems. It’s not always necessary to over exert yourself, a simple addition to your diet can make the way for a big change.