Some Benefits of Herbal Tea

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Some Benefits of Herbal Tea

When you need to relax, you immediately reach for your chamomile tea. When you have an insect bite or you need to condition your hair, you reach for store bought products to treat your problem. You never stopped to consider why you do things this way until you were dabbing medicated lotion on your itchy skin and a friend asked if it was an herbal remedy. Now, you're wondering if herbal tea can be used to improve your health.

That same chamomile tea that helps you catch some rest can be used to soothe itchy skin. Simply place your chamomile tea pouch in a cup, pour hot water over it and let it steep for four to five minutes. Let it cool slightly and lift it from the cup. Carefully press out some of the excess water and place the tea bag on the itchy area.

Chamomile tea is also said to be effective for several gastro-intestinal problems. People with indigestion and Crohn's disease have used it to relieve symptoms.

  • If you have allergies to ragweed, make sure you talk to your doctor before you use chamomile or try using African red bush tea to soothe itchiness instead. Because chamomile is related to ragweed, people with allergies may become ill from using a chamomile poultice.
  • You should also talk to your doctor if you are on a medication to thin your blood, since Chamomile has been shown to be a natural blood thinner.

   

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