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11 Herbal Teas That Support Healing

Robert Odell Jr. enjoys sharing and learning about the old and new wonders of natural remedies.

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Consuming certain foods and nutrients causes your body to become alkaline.

An alkalized body helps to:

  • Improve memory
  • Increase energy
  • Lessen bone loss risk
  • Lessen cancer risk
  • Lessen muscle degeneration risk
  • Promote peaceful, deep sleep
  • Reduce weight
  • Support a healthy heart

Here are 11 herbal teas that help alkalize your body and support healing.

1. Burdock

Some people eat Burdock root while others dry and steep it into a tea. It contains inulin, a prebiotic fiber that promotes a healthy gut and aids digestion. Burdock contains flavonoids (plant nutrients) and health-beneficial antioxidants.

Burdock contains flavonoids (plant nutrients) and health-beneficial antioxidants.

Burdock contains flavonoids (plant nutrients) and health-beneficial antioxidants.

2. Chamomile

A drink deriving from the dried flower heads of the chamomile plant, the benefits of chamomile tea include but are not limited to:

  • Cancer treatment and prevention
  • Helping with sleep and relaxation
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Reducing menstrual pain
  • Slowing or preventing osteoporosis
  • Treating cold symptoms
  • Treating diabetes and lowering blood sugar
  • Treatment for mild skin conditions
Chamomile tea comes for the dried flower heads of the chamomile plant.

Chamomile tea comes for the dried flower heads of the chamomile plant.

3. Cuachalalate

The Cuachalalate tree grows in central and southern Mexico.

People use tea from the tree bark for countless health problems that include:

  • Blood disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Gall bladder stones
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  • Gastric ulcers
  • High cholesterol
  • Intermittent fevers
  • Kidney infections
  • Liver problems
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Toothaches
  • Varicose veins
Tea from the tree bark of the cuachalalate tree has many health benefits.

Tea from the tree bark of the cuachalalate tree has many health benefits.

4. Elderberry

Many consider the elderberry a superfood. Elderberries can boost immunity and decrease the length and severity of cold and flu symptoms. They contain dietary fiber, proteins, good fat, and minerals. Regular consumption of elderberry tea may help lower your blood sugar by stimulating glucose metabolism. Elderberries contain few calories and are full of nutrients, antioxidants, and flavanols that lower blood pressure. Drinking elderberry tea has many other health benefits, including helping to reduce inflammation.

Many consider the elderberry a superfood.

Many consider the elderberry a superfood.

5. Fennel

Fennel seeds come from a plant (Florence fennel) that has bulbs. People eat the plant as a vegetable. The entire plant, seed, fronds, greens, and bulb are edible. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed they got long life, strength, and fortitude by drinking fennel tea.

The ancient Greeks and Romans believed they got long life and strength by drinking fennel tea.

The ancient Greeks and Romans believed they got long life and strength by drinking fennel tea.

Health benefits of fennel tea include, but are not limited to:

  • acting as an antidiabetic
  • acting as an antioxidant
  • aiding against spasms
  • aiding digestion
  • aiding in weight loss
  • aiding to balance hormone levels
  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • antibacterial effects
  • antifungal activity
  • boosting immunity
  • heartburn treatment
  • helping to detoxify the body
  • increasing milk secretion
  • reducing the formation of blood clots
  • supporting the female reproductive system

6. Flor De Manita

Flor De Manita is famous for assisting the heart in regulating blood pressure.

Other names for the flower include:

  • Devil's hand tree
  • Hand flower tree
  • Mexican hand plant
  • Monkey hand tree
Flor De Manita is famous for assisting the heart in regulating blood pressure.

Flor De Manita is famous for assisting the heart in regulating blood pressure.

Flor De Manita is commonly used to treat:

  • depression
  • dizziness
  • epilepsy
  • eye inflammation
  • headaches
  • heart problems
  • inflammation
  • insomnia
  • nervousness
  • pain
  • piles
  • ulcers

7. Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant with a popular rhizome, ginger root, or ginger, widely used as folk medicine and a spice.

Ginger treats:

  • nausea
  • weight problems
  • osteoarthritis
  • high blood sugar
  • heart disease
  • chronic indigestion
  • menstrual pain
  • inflammation
  • muscle pain
  • arthritis symptoms
People commonly use ginger as folk medicine and a spice.

People commonly use ginger as folk medicine and a spice.

8. Gordolobo

Used mainly to expel phlegm (mucus), gordolobo (mullein flower) grows in central and northern Mexico.

The flower is used to treat:

  • bronchial asthma
  • burns
  • coughs
  • diarrhea
  • diphtheria
  • dysentery
  • gastrointestinal issues
  • inflammation
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • sores
  • wounds

Avoid gordolobo if you are allergic to chamomile, arnica, ragweed, or other daisy family members.

A tea used mainly to expel mucus, gordolobo grows in Mexico.

A tea used mainly to expel mucus, gordolobo grows in Mexico.

9. Muicle

Muicle (Mexican honeysuckle) is an orange or red tubular-shaped, tropical-looking flower. The plant, which withstands intense heat and needs minimum water for growth, goes by other names such as "Desert Honeysuckle" or "Firecracker Plant."

Muicle is used to treat:

  • arthritis
  • bad Breath
  • cough
  • diabetes
  • digestive Issues
  • gonorrhea
  • kidney problems
Muicle withstands intense heat and needs minimum water for growth.

Muicle withstands intense heat and needs minimum water for growth.

10. Raspberry

The leaves from the raspberry plant are used to make raspberry leaf tea. Historically used for uterine and pregnancy health, the tea purportedly eases labor pains, shortens labor, and strengthens uterine muscles.

Other uses for raspberry tea include:

  • cancer protection
  • detoxifying the body
  • encouraging weight loss
  • heart and circulatory benefits
  • improving fat metabolism
  • reducing inflammation
  • stimulate skin regeneration
  • tighten the surface of the skin
The leaves from the raspberry plant are used to make raspberry leaf tea.

The leaves from the raspberry plant are used to make raspberry leaf tea.

11. Tila

The flowers from the Tila tree, when brewed as tea, become a treatment for issues that include:

  • anxiety
  • colds
  • cough
  • fever
  • headache (particularly migraine)
  • high blood pressure
  • indigestion
  • infections
  • inflammation
  • irregular heartbeat
  • sleep disorders
  • spasms
  • urinary problems
  • vomiting
The flowers from the Tila tree, when brewed as tea, become a treatment for many issues.

The flowers from the Tila tree, when brewed as tea, become a treatment for many issues.

Disease thrives in an acidic environment. An acidic body causes fatigue and illness and reduces the body's ability to repair damaged cells and get rid of heavy metals. Consuming foods like natural herbal teas can help to make the body alkaline. An alkaline body helps to improve health and ward off disease.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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