Herbal Tea Health Benefits

There are many types of herbal teas, each containing different properties. I have compiled a list of some well and lesser known herbal teas and their key health benefits, if you have a favourite herbal tea that I have not included in this list, please post it in the comments.

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All of these herbs can also be made into tinctures for storage and use when needed to treat a particular illness or ailment.


Relaxing, reduces colic pain, teething problems in children, ADHD, bloating, flatulence, dry eyes, conjunctivitis / pink eye, peptic ulcer, multiple sclerosis. 

Green Tea

Bladder pain, blood clots, high blood pressure, hepatitis, weight loss, acne. 

Dandelion Tea

Weight loss, gut health, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, rich in antioxidants, liver health and diuretic. Avoid if you have kidney problems.


Immune system, rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, can be consumed in tea, made into tincture and also used topically on the skin.


Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, immune system boosting particularly good for the treatment of colds and flu, sinus infections and other respiratory disturbances. Diuretic and mild laxative. Allergies such as hay fever. Topically can reduce swelling and pain in joints, particularly in some types of arthritis. Helps with diabetes, reducing blood sugar levels in the same way insulin works. 


Prevention of migraine headaches, irregular menstrual periods, arthritis, psoriasis, allergies, asthma, tinnitus, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, anaemia, cancer, common cold, earache, liver disease, prevention of miscarriage, muscular tension, bone disorders, swollen feet, diarrhoea, upset stomach, and intestinal gas. Can also be used topically to treat insect bites.

This tea should be used with care during pregnancy.


Relieve nausea, improve stomach performance, reduce inflammation, fight respiratory problems, improve blood circulation, relieve menstrual discomfort, strengthen immunity, relieve stress.


Rich in antioxidants, reduces inflammation, lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, promotes weight loss, supports liver health.


Relaxing, soothes the nervous system, helps with insomnia, digestion, reduces inflammation, strengthens immunity, bronchial and respiratory problems, detoxifies the body.

Lemon Balm

Reduces stress, improves sleep, supports brain health, digestion, treats infections, prevents heart disease.


Digestion, alleviates bloating and excessive gas, lucid dreaming, nerves and stress. Avoid when pregnant or breastfeeding and check with a health professional if receiving any medications or treatments.

Nettle Leaf

Blood sugar, alleviates pain, soothes allergies and skin irritation, protects kidneys, urinary and prostate health, strengthens the bones, antioxidant, strengthens immunity. Avoid picking the leaves later in the year when the plant is in flower. 


Freshens breath, antioxidant, helps with congestion, settles an upset stomach, treats acid reflux, prevents nausea, reduces stress, relieves period pain, soothes tension headaches and migraines, allergies, improves mental awareness and focus, treats cold and flu symptoms and reduces fever.

Pine Needle

Boosts immunity against colds and flu, high in vitamins C & A, improves vision, aids weight loss, antioxidant, heart health, improves cognitive function. 

Raspberry Leaf

Menstrual cramp relief, childbirth (dilation and helps induction), vitamins and minerals, antioxidant, menopause, improves skin appearance and helps to heal mouth ulcers and sores.


High in vitamins C, antibacterial, antioxidant, strengthens immunity, treatment of infections, treatment of colds and flu type illnesses, fatigue, urinary tract infections, varicose veins and haemorrhoids.

Rosemary Leaf

High in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar, improves mood and memory, supports brain health, protects vision and eye health, heart health, digestion, promotes hair growth. Beware of interactions with other drugs such as anticoagulants, ACE inhibitors, diuretics and lithium.

St John’s Wort

Treatment of the bile duct and stomach, inflammation of the mucosa and stomach, reduces secretion of digestive juices, helps with lack of appetite, abdominal pain, flatulence and diarrhoea, anti-depressant, mild sedative, anxiety, nervous imbalance, inhibits the breakdown of serotonin. Take with caution when pregnant, breastfeeding or receiving other medications or treatments, particularly anti-anxiety medications, anti-rejection medication, HIV meds, cancer treatment or heart medication.

Tulsi (Lemon Vana) Leaf – Holy Basil

Spiritual growth, meditation, clear thoughts, relaxation and a sense of well-being, helps with decalcification of the pineal gland, stress, sexual problems, sleep problems, forgetfulness and exhaustion. This tea is used a lot by Ayurvedic practitioners.

Valerian Root

Aids sleep, calms anxiety, lowers blood pressure, eases menstrual cramps, improves stress management. Avoid taking for long periods in excess of a month. Always check with a medical professional if taking for longer periods or with any other medications or treatments.

Herbal Tea

As with all herbal remedies, ensure that you do your own research and consult with a medical professional, particularly if pregnant, breastfeeding or when receiving any medications or treatments. I take no responsibility for any ill effects caused by any of the herbal remedies on this website.

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