I recently came across an article that I found most interesting. It was about Herbal Teas and their uses for healty living. Here is a list of the most common uses:

Chamomile : soothes digestive problems, has calming effects, helps relieve aches and pains of colds.

Dandelion: has a gentle laxative action, high inulin content helps regulate pancreatic function, detoxifying.

Echinacea – boosts immune system by increasing T-cell activity, may prevent or shorten duration of colds/flu.

Feverfew – useful for migraine and other headaches, inflammation and tension due to stress.

Ginger – for morning sickness and  motion sickness; improves digestion.

Hawthorn – rich in antioxidants, may lower blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels.

Lavender – mild antidepressant, releives stress and insomnia, also for headaches.

Lemon balm – supports nervous system, antiviral, has relaxing, antispasmodic effect on stomach.

Lemon Verbena – mild sedative, cooling blam, may help reduce fever and aid digestion

Licorice – relieves adrenal exhaustion, anti-inflammatory for respiratory ailments.

Milk Thistle – Powerful antioxidant, may protect against age-related diseases, supports gallbladder and kidneys.

Mint – Helps relieve cramps, indigeston, nausea and heartburn.

Nettle – In pregnancy, increases mother’s milk and helps relieve water retention.

Raspberry leaf – female tonic herb use pregnancy, tones pelvic muscle to encourage easy labor.

Rose Hips – antioxidant and disease fighter ri ch in flavonoids, improves body’s assimilation of vitamin C.

Valerian – used for stress, insomnia, anxiety and restlessness.

Yerba mate – eases stress and helps fight fatigue, has diuretic properties.

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