Beyond just the charm of drinking tea, science supports the health benefits of tea. Tea is wonderful for you! Black, Green, Oolong, Herbal, White – there are so many choices.

Here are 15 types of tea and their health benefits:

 

 

 

1. Green tea

Via lifehack.org

High in antioxidants, reduces bad cholesterol, promotes healthy cell growth, and has a relaxing and calming effect.

 

 

2. Black tea

Via zesttea.com

Lowers the risk of heart disease and diabetes, regulates blood sugar levels, and has anti-inflammatory properties.

 

 

3. Oolong tea

Via stylecraze.com

Aids in weight management and helps alleviate skin conditions.

 

 

4. White tea

Via thekitchn.com

Has the highest antioxidant properties, low in caffeine, can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and it’s antibacterial.

 

 

5. Rooibos

Via Live Strong

Naturally caffeine-free, has benefits for skin irritations, and contains cancer fighting properties.

 

 

6. Peppermint

Via organicfacts.net

Decongestant, anti-inflammatory, and helps suppress the appetite.

 

 

7. Dried ginger

Via food.onehowto.com

Has antihistamine properties, anti-inflammatory, eases motion sickness, and a great flavor booster.

 

 

8. Stinging nettle

Via Live Strong

Recommended remedy for seasonal allergies, energy booster, and great for treating arthritis.

 

 

 

9. Yerba mate

Via Yerba Mate

Helps open up respiratory passages and lowers lipids, leading to reduced cholesterol and lower blood pressure.

 

 

10. Lemon balm

Via US Wellness

Has calming effects, helps with the common cold and other respiratory issues, alleviates digestive problems, and helps treating headaches and toothaches.

 

 

11. Chamomile

Via Live Strong

Great for treating sleep and stomach trouble and antibacterial.

 

 

 

12. Hibiscus

Via Zliving.com

Refreshing, helps lower blood pressure, naturally high in vitamins, and a diuretic.

 

 

13. Red clover

Via Tea House

Lessens menopausal symptoms, can help protect against cardiovascular disease, and can reduce the prostate-specific antigen.

 

 

14. Dandelion

Via Healthy Focus

Stimulate digestion, can be used to treat hepatitis, jaundice and dyspepsia, lessens hot flashes, and combats the formation of kidney stones.

 

 

15. Cinnamon

Via servingjoy.com

Lowers cholesterol, fights viruses, increases antioxidants, and alleviates arthritis symptoms.

 


Contributed by Emma Guerena, Marketing Intern Steadfast Management