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7 Mistakes You Must Avoid While Having Your Herbal Tea

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What is the first thing that pops in your head when your body needs a healthy boost? A healthy cup of herbal tea, right? There is nothing better than a soothing cup of herbal tea. Apart from the soothing effects, it also provides some amazing health benefits. This caffeine-free tea comes with all sorts of healing powers that help in soothing a troubled mind and ease insomnia and lot more. Weight loss,cholesterol balance,reduction in asthma,fever, cold attacks are the few major benefits of herbal tea. Here are some mistakes to avoid with herbal tea to get the most out of your herbal tea.
1. Adding sugar cubes to your cup
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Adding sugar to your herbal tea does not make any sense because the main idea of having a cup of herbal tea is to nullify the effects of sugar on your body. If you like your tea little extra sweet, use honey as a substitute instead of pouring sugar in your tea, but make sure you do not add more than a teaspoon. Drinking this combination of herbal tea and honey will also help you with weight loss. However, if you like this idea of adding honey in your herbal tea, know that it’s advised that you add honey only once your tea cools down a bit. This is because honey with very hot food stuffs is contra indicated. Another substitute for honey and sugar is jaggery. Add only a small amount of jaggery to your herbal tea as excessive jaggery leads to weight gain.
2. Adding milk to herbal tea
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Do you know tulsi is one of the most common ingredients that most of the herbal teas contain? So, if you have been adding milk to your herbal tea, you may want to stop doing it as tulsi and milk are not compatible with each other. Look in the list of ingredients. If it contains Holy Basil, Basil, Ocimum sanctum, Tulasi etc terms, then it contains Tulsi. Therefore, avoid adding milk to your herbal tea. Another reason why you should not add milk to your herbal tea is that milk is packed with nutrition that may lead to weight gain. So, if your goal is to reduce weight, drinking herbal tea containing milk will not serve the purpose of weight loss any longer. If your herbal tea is very spicy and you want to give it to children, it makes sense to add a little milk (5 – 7 teaspoons to a cup) to calm down the extra spice.
3. Consuming it either too hot or too cold
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Do not drink your herbal too hot or too cold to avoid unwanted side effects. If you are of Pitta body type,or Pitta aggravated symptoms like excess burning sensation, excess bleeding, etc, then allow the tea to cool down to lukewarm before drinking.
If you have Vata or Kapha body type, then you can drink it when it is hot.
4. Reheating the tea
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If you prepare herbal tea, it is best to finish it when it is freshly made. Do not store it for the later time, re heat and drink it. Most people often reheat the same tea and drink it. Well, you should only consume fresh tea rather because as per Ayurvedic principles reheating your herbal tea will burn all the active ingredients of the herbs. And if that happens there is no point of drinking of herbal teas.
5. Drinking it all the time
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Herbal teas should not consumed blindly all the time. It is best to avoid herbal teas during extreme summer, when Pitta is very high.
6. Keeping the lid closed while preparing your herbal tea
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Closing the lid while making herbal tea is not a good idea. As per Ayurveda, whenever you boil water, you should not cover the vessel with a lid to allow water to get evaporated a bit. When you prepare your tea in an open vessel you can stir it continuously while adding ingredients to the water, making your tea richer with nutrients.
7. Taking herbal tea without consulting a health expert.
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Though herbal tea is good for health, it can worsen a few symptoms too. Thus, if you’re suffering from diabetes or if you get tired soon, it is better to not drink herbal tea. Lean diabetic patients,people who have recently undergone Panchakarma treatment(within 2 months of time), people who are already taking many herbal medicines,might not require herbal tea.So, consult your doctor.
It is very important to look for a herbal tea that has high-quality ingredients.Make sure you boil it for a long time i.e.10–15 minutes if you want to reap all its benefits. So, were you making any of the above mistakes while brewing your herbal tea? If yes, you must stop repeating them now!