What is an herbal tea?

Herbal teas are blends or infusion that consists of dried flowers, fruits, spices and herbs. Herbal teas in Europe are called Tisanes. 

Herbal tea is not really a true tea. Teas come from a plant called Camellia Sinenis which black, green, oolong and white teas come from. Herbal Teas are made up herbs which are a variety of plants. Herbal teas use most of the plant including the flowers, stems and roots. 

Health benefits

Herbs have been used as medicine for centuries when medications were not developed. They have a myriad of mental, physical and emotional health benefits. Each herb has their own unique flavor and health benefits. 

When using herbs in teas, you can gradually change and improvement in your health and wellbeing. There is a wide variety of herbs that are used for multiple health conditions.  


Most herbal teas are naturally caffeine free. There are some herbs such as yerba mate that naturally contain caffeine. 

Who should not drink herbal tea?

Herbal tea ingredients are generally recognized as safe, and most people can safely consume herbal tea in moderation. However, you should avoid teas if you have specific allergies or take medication that may have interactions. Consult your health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

 Herbs have been around since the time of man. They have been used as medication during that time. As time and technology developed, pharmaceutical medications were developed. Most were developed based upon herb and their medicinal properties. With that said, herbal use is not FDA approved. 

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