Dried Herbs and Teas

Dried Herbs and Teas

Dried Herbs and Teas

Herbal beverages, commonly known as teas, have gained popularity among health conscious consumers. They have penetrated into an emerging niche market along with other popular beverages such as tea, coffee and cocoa which are also prepared using plant materials. In addition, a rapidly growing segment of the population uses herbal beverages for slimming, weight loss and a number of other cosmetic purposes.

In general, herbal teas are prepared from natural ingredients of different morphological plant parts, namely leaves, stems, roots, fruits, buds and flowers. Herbal teas are rich sources of natural bioactive compounds such as carotenoids, phenolic acids, flavonoids, coumarins, alkaloids, polyacetylenes, saponins and terpenoids, among others. Scientific evidence shows that these bioactive compounds render a myriad of biological effects, such as antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, antiinflammatory, antiallergic, antithrombotic and vasodilatory action, as well as antimutagenicity, anticarcinogenicity and antiaging effects, among others. 

The table below shows some examples of commonly used herbal teas with proven clinical benefits:

 

Local name Scientific name Family Plant part Health benefits
         
Indian Sarasaparilla, Iramusu Hemidesmus indicus Asclepiadaceae Dried whole plant Antioxidant, antithrobotic, antiplatelet aggregation
Pegaga, Indian pennywort, Gotukola Centella asiatica Apiaceae Dried whole plant Anticancer, increase the activity of antioxidant enzymes
Chamomile Matricaria chamomilla Compositae Dried flowers Antioxidant, hypocholesterolemic, anticancer, antiinlammatory
Chamaemelum nobile      
Heart leaved mooseed Tinospora cordifolia Menispermaceae Stem, roots Antidiabetic, antiinlammatory
Corriandum Coriandrum sativum Apiaceae Dried fruits Antioxidant, antibacterial, hypocholesterolemic, anticancer, antiinlammatory
Dag cayi Sideritis condensate Lamiaceae Dried aerial parts Antioxidant, antibacterial
Peppermint tea Mentha piperita Lamiaceae Dried leaves Antioxidant, antitumor
Yerba mate Ilex paraguariensis Aquifoliaceae   hypocholesterolemic,hepatoprotective, cardiovascular system protective
Sage, adacayi, minchi Salvia officinalis Lamiaceae   Increase liver antioxidant status
Rosehips Rosa canina   Fruits Antiinlammatory
Rooibos Aspalathus linearis     Antioxidant, anticancer

Reference: Herbal beverages: Bioactive compounds and their role in disease risk reduction - A review. J Tradit Complement Med. 2018 Oct; 8(4): 451–458.


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