Chamomile and peppermint are both non-caffeine popular choices for tea lovers. These teas carry multiple benefits for the body and health, from inducing sleep, decreasing anxiety to weight loss.
Peppermint tea is made by infusion of peppermint leaves in hot water. Peppermint leaves carry essential oils such as menthol, which release a minty taste and make you feel fresh, relaxed and happy.
Here are some benefits of peppermint tea:
• Ease bloating and indigestion, the menthol inhalation through the tea’s steam will help open up a blocked nose.
• It is caffeine-free, so you can enjoy it as many times as you want. It is only two calories per 100 ml and helps alleviate mood and boost metabolism.
• Peppermint is a muscle relaxant and can help with sore body parts or headaches. It can also help ease menstrual cramps.
Recipe for quick homemade peppermint tea:
• Boil 1-2 cups of water.
• Add 15-20 fresh mint leaves.
• Let it boil for 2-3 minutes.
• After boiling, remove it from heat and let it sit for some time. This will help the mint steep into the water.
• Strain out the mint leaves.
• Add honey or lemon according to your liking
Enjoy easy and fresh peppermint tea!
It is another famous tea variant that gives incredible health benefits. Chamomile essence comes from a herb of daisy-like flowers. The tea is made by steeping these flowers in boiling water. Chamomile tea has the power of many antioxidants that lower the risk of heart diseases and even cancer.
Here are five benefits of chamomile tea:
• Chamomile tea contains certain antioxidants that bind with receptors in the brain, promoting sleep. It can be great medicine for people with insomnia or sleep-related troubles.
• Promotes better digestive health and reduces the risk of gastrointestinal tract related problems
• Apigenin, an antioxidant found in chamomile tea, can help reduce inflammation and has been found to reduce the risk of certain cancers as well.
• Anti-inflammatory actions if chamomile can help with blood sugar control. According to a study, intake of chamomile tea along with food promotes better blood sugar regulation
• Another antioxidant, flavone, found in chamomile tea is known to help boost heart health and lower bad cholesterol levels in the body.
Both peppermint and chamomile tea are great substitutes for caffeinated teas or beverages. They’re low in calories and have excellent benefits for the body.