Herbal Tea

Types of Inflammations Treated By Herbal Tea

For a long time now, herbal tea has been used to promote overall health and treat various diseases affecting people. It has become popular because there are little or no side effects at all associated with this tea. There some herbal teas that help in fighting inflammations. It is upon you to identify the inflammation affecting you and know which herbs work better for your condition. Let the doctor confirm the inflammation affecting you before you decide to incorporate the teas to your daily routine. The doctor will help to point out side effects and allergies that you may encounter in the process of using. Consider the following herbs for specific inflammations as explained;


  • Digestive inflammation; if you are experiencing nausea, cramping or diarrhea, maybe it is time to try digestive anti-inflammatory herbs. The herbs here only target the digestive area and may not work for other parts when taken by the affected person. Useful herbs here are licorice root, chamomile, goldenseal root, and calendula.
  • Respiratory inflammation; the use of mullein leaves or licorice roots treats your respiratory system. People who are having bronchitis or just a cold find this tea helpful and maybe relieved after taking it. This is because the inflammations in your lungs, throat and nasal passages are eased.
  • Bladder inflammation; here the affected parts are cystitis or the urethritis. Tea from corn silk is effective in treating this inflammation. Many parts of the world have adopted it because of its effectiveness with no serious side effects associated with it. Making this tea is easy. You just take some corn silk from a cob that is still fresh. The white threads between the husk and the corn are the silk.
  • Skin inflammation; for better results, the herbal tea here is not taken in but rather applied directly to your skin. Use a tea compress made from myrrh, calendula or goldenseal to treat your skin with inflammatory symptoms. To make this compress, prepare it using one herb and allow it to cool until lukewarm. But you can still allow it to cool completely to enhance the anti-inflammatory effect as it helps reduce the inflammation and swelling fast. On cooling, soak in a clean washcloth and rinse out the excess tea. Apply the cloth on the affected skin part. However, do not implement this compress to broken skin or affected with other infections. It is important to consult your doctor before starting this treatment if you in doubt with your skin.

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