A number of herbal teas can boost your immunity and provide other health benefits. The tropical flowering plant hibiscus is high in antioxidants and can lower blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Other flowers for tea include sleep-improving chamomile and vitamin-rich elderflower. Rooibos is a red tea that, like hibiscus, is high in antioxidants. Tulsi (aka holy basil) is especially beneficial for treating respiratory ailments. Made from powdered green tea leaves, matcha can improve brain function and protect the liver. Finally, Kahwa is an aromatic spice drink that can improve skin and protect against flu. Instead of buying expensive blends, try making your own blend with spices such as fennel, fenugreek and cumin.
- Both hibiscus and rooibos produce red teas that are high in antioxidants and produce other health benefits.
- Chamomile counts sleep among its benefits, while elderflower is full of vitamins and minerals.
- Made from various spices, Kahwa benefits the skin and provides protection from the flu.
“Here are different herbal teas, that not only taste divine but also help improve immunity and overall well-being amid the pandemic”