Herbal "teas" are not "tea" at all as they do not contain the leaf Camellia sinensis. However, some of these herbal infusions carry with them health benefits all their own.
Many folk remedies have relied on blackberry leaf to soothe sore throats and treat diarrhea.3
Cardamom may help alleviate gastrointestinal and stomach distress.5
Some use chamomile to treat mouth ulcers, and, with other herbs, to relieve upset stomach and diarrhea in children.3
Cinnamon may play a role in increasing insulin sensitivity, providing a potentially valuable tool in treating Type 2 diabetes. Traditionally it has also been suggested to aid with indigestion, heart burn and menorrhagia (heavy menstruation.).1
Clove oil is an extraordinarily strong antioxidant.4
Ginger can safely relieve pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting when used for short periods of time. It is possible that it can also improve nausea from other causes such as motion sickness, chemotherapy, and surgery. Researchers are currently studying the potential role in treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or joint and muscle pain.2
According to new studies, hibiscus may assist in the treatment of hypertension.1
Researchers are studying how licorice may assist with stomach ulcers.1
Peppermint oil may help with irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Many folk remedies have also relied on peppermint to treat nausea, cold symptoms, and indigestion.2
Rooibos is a caffeine-free herb that is rich in antioxidants.
Traditionally rosehip has been used in home remedies for the treatment of colds and stomach irritations.1