What Are Wellness Teas?

For centuries, flowers and flowering herbs have become an integral part of wellness rituals as individuals, around the globe, have entrusted flowers and flowering herbs to provide innumerable benefits to their holistic health. This use of flowers and flowering herbs in wellness rituals led to the creation of wellness teas as wellness teas combine multiple botanicals, spices and adaptogens to boost mental clarity, immunity, and focus while promoting other targeted benefits for your body. Research shows that wellness teas boost immune function through various amino acids and compounds known as polyphenols. Polyphenols are the largest group of compounds in tea that are known to have incredible disease fighting antioxidant properties and amino acids are proteins that help rebuild and maintain the immune system. These properties make wellness teas a much healthier herbal option for a nice warm drink in comparison to hot chocolate or a foamy latte. And, although wellness teas aren't intended to cure any ailment, they'll likely uplift your mood after drinking them, therefore; there's no harm in indulging in a drink that will promote total wellness from the inside out.

Here we share our four favorite floral wellness teas and the benefits they are known to provide to your holistic health!

Chamomile is a flowering herb that is derived from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family. Chamomile tea is known for its calming effects as it promotes deep relaxation and can be used as a sleep aid. Furthermore, Chamomile tea is also known to help soothe an upset stomach and assist the digestive system as this plant contains chemical compounds known as flavonoids, which are the nutrients that give chamomile its medicinal benefits.

Chrysanthemum is a flower that contains a wide variety of antioxidants, organic compounds, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and soothing chemicals making it one of the most nourishing and delightful drinks. Its medicinal uses have been known for centuries, as Chrysanthemum promotes healthy heart function, bone function, and metabolism making it a wellness tea highly sought after by natural healers.

Passionflower is a flowering plant known for its ability to soothe anxiety and sleep problems, as well as pain, heart rhythm problems, boils, wounds, earaches, and liver issues. Research has shown that passionflower boosts the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in your brain which lowers brain activity to promote mental clarity and tranquility. Additionally, passionflower is also rich in phenolic compounds, amino acid alanine, and organic acids which are the properties of this flower that enable its pain relieving abilities!

Rose is an incredibly powerful flower which, when infused with warm water, releases a delightful aroma as well as an abundance of antioxidants, various minerals and vitamins A and C. A cup of rose tea in the morning, or the evening can be an incredibly relaxing routine that promotes tranquility while detoxifying your body. To incorporate rose wellness tea into your routine brew a delightful cup of our soothing Shangri-La Rose tea. To enjoy, pour hot water (180F) over 1 flower in a small server or a cup and use bamboo tongs to keep the flower submerged. Watch as the flower unfurls and enjoy the visual splendor. Infuse for a minimum of 3 minutes. Sip and enjoy for a moment of Zen and delight.

If you try any of these wellness teas please do let us know in the comments below!

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