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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Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi, Common Names: Bearberry, Beargrape, Uva ursi, Mountain cranberry. Parts used: Leaves

 

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Botanical Name: Valeriana officinalis

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Botanical Name: Verbena officinalis  Common Names: Vervain, Verbena

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Botanical Name: Viola odorata, Common Names: Sweet Violet, English Violet

Sweet violets contain constituents with expectorant and demulcent action. Traditionally used for treating coughs, chest colds, and congestion. The tea is also beneficial for chronic skin disorders and as a gentle circulatory and immune stimulant. The flowers and leaves are used in British herbal medicine to treat breast and stomach cancer.

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Botanical Name: Prinus serotina

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Botanical Name: Baptisia tinctoria

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Botanical Name: Dioscorea villosa Common Names

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Botanical Name: Hamamelis virginiana

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Botanical Name: Withania somnifera, Common Name: Ashwagandha

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Botanical Name: Stachys officinalis, Syn. Betonica officinalis Common Names: Betony, Wood Betony

In modern herbalism, Betony is used in combination with other herbs to relieve nerve pain, tension, and anxiety.

Betony tea is safe to drink daily and may relieve nerve pain and prevent chronic migraines.

 
 
 
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Botanical Name: Artemisia absinthium

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Botanical Name: Achillea milefolium. Anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic remedy, used to stop internal or external bleeding and promote healing. Yarrow stimulates the appetite, enhances digestion, curbs diarrhea and stems bleeding from the lining of the gut.  Yarrow tea will reduce excessive menstrual flow, muscle cramps, wind and colic and is believed to be of benefit in stomach ulcers.In traditional medicine, Yarrow tea is known to be Slica rich, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic remedy, used to stop internal or external bleeding and promote healing. Yarrow stimulates the appetite, enhances digestion, curbs diarrhea and stems bleeding from the lining of the gut. Yarrow tea will reduce excessive menstrual flow, muscle cramps, wind and colic and is believed to be of benefit in stomach ulcers.

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Botanical Name: Rumex crispus. Yellow dock is used for pain and swelling (inflammation) of nasal passages and the respiratory tract, and as a laxative and tonic. It is also used to treat bacterial infections and sexually transmitted diseases.

 

 

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Botanical Name: Yucca sp. Some limited studies and evidence suggest that Yucca may be effective in the management of arthritis, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia.

 

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Botanical Name: Zizyphus jujuba Jujube seeds contain compounds with proven sedative effect, of benefit in insomnia, and hypotensive and lipids-lowering properties, of benefit in cardiovascular disease. In studies, Jujube has shown immunosuppresive effect in atopic diseases and beneficial effects on the liver. Zizyphus is reported to have no toxicity when taken orally. Side effects are not reported. Modern pharmacology evaluation of zizyphus seed oil and zizyphus extract suggest that with prolonged feeding they can reduce serum triglycerides and cholesterol (mainly LDL), and reduce fatty degeneration of the liver. 

 
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Ganoderma Lucidum

 

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Botanical Name: Verbascum thapsus

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Each capsule contains nothing else but 550mg of pure Graviola powder (Annona muriatica).

 

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Extract of Ocimum sanctum. An Ayurvedic medicine, also known as Tulsi and Holy Basil, with strong adaptogenic effects. Clinical research has proven that Holy Basil extract may Improve resilience to stress and recovery from stress, help lower the cholesterol and blood pressure, and has liver protective properties. Not to be confused with the culinary herb Sweet basil.
 

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