Healthy Eating: Herbal teas, a home remedy?

21.04.2011                      17.Nisan, 5771                      Chel Hamo'ed 1; Tag 2 des Omer

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Healthy Eating: Herbal teas, a home remedy?

From boosting the immune system, to relieving stomach pain and fighting diseases such as cancer, find out what these teas can do for you.

Who doesn’t love to curl up in bed at night, turn on the television and sip a mug of hot tea? Ok, probably most men. But whether you are a tea drinker or not, there is no disputing it, this beverage is one of the healthiest drinks around. 
First cultivated in China almost 5,000 years ago, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, after water. However, unlike green, black, white and oolong tea that are derived from the Camellia Senensis plant, herbal teas are not actually produced from tea leaves but are rather leaves, seeds, roots, flowers, dried fruits and even bark of various plants steeped in boiling water –  in fact herbal teas technically are not even classified as a tea. However, just because these infusions do not come from the Camellia Senensis plant, they still pack a hard punch when it come to providing health benefits as herbal teas provide all the plants’ nutrients in a convenient and  easily digestible form. Herbal teas, also known as tisanes, have surged in popularity recently thanks to the vast assortment of delicious flavors, a combination of different infusions as well as the positive publicity surrounding their numerous health benefits….