There are a number of different teas on the market. Some are sold in your local grocery store and some come from specialized places. Some are homemade, brewed by mixing various ingredients with water. Most tea comes from the Camellia Sinesis plants but in essence, tea can be made from a variety of things that are steeped in water. If you’re drinking tea that’s not from the Camellia Sinesis plant, you’re drinking what is often referred to as herbal tea.
Here at Sayan Health, we often extol the virtues of Chaga tea, an amazing adapotgen. (Browse through our website to see the specific health benefits and history of Chaga, which has been served as a tonic for generations across many countries.) This type of herbal tea comes from Inonotus Obliquus, a fungus often found on birch trees. Chaga tea is becoming increasingly known for proactive and reactive uses. Instead of harvesting it in the wild, many people choose to buy Chaga from us. We source responsibly and ensure customers receive high quality and pure Chaga. We sell powder, Chaga cream, oil, capules, and Chaga tea bags, too.
Many people take herbal teas with a variety of natural herbs and plants for a variety of reasons such as therapeutic reasons and for the taste and relaxation benefits, too. But here are some things you should know:
- Some herbal teas can cause adverse reactions if you’re taking prescription medicine or other supplements. Be careful. Talk to a professional before mixing ingredients.
- Some herbal teas can have caffeine. Some people are highly sensitive to too much caffeine and should check the tea before consuming it, especially at nighttime. Be careful about overdoing it with any herbal tea as certain ingredients might have a recommended volume of intake.
- Be wary of claims made on herbal teas as some can make claims that are unsubstantiated or some companies sell products that are un-tested and are un-regulated by the FDA. Some teas offer laxative benefits (such as Senna) but could be potentially dangerous to your health. Always do research before taking something new, particularly if you have a health condition. Some
- Many herbal teas shouldn’t be taken by pregnant women. Certain herbs have even been known to bring on premature labour.
- Numerous herbal ingredients shouldn’t be taken by lactating mothers as they could affect milk supply or cause negative reactions to nursing babies.
- Certain herbal teas can have effects that aren’t necessarily dangerous but that could be bothersome, such as causing hives or diarrhea.
- Different strengths of tea will impact the outcome. Many herbal remedies can be extremely potent! Consult with a professional if you’re unsure of the length of brewing time for optimum results.
This is not an exhaustive list of things to be aware of for herbal tea consumption…Don’t underestimate the potential potency of natural remedies.
If you’d like to try a specific herbal tea or a certain natural remedy, it’s never a bad idea to extensively research your options and to talk to your doctor or naturopath and if you consume any tea or natural remedy and have a negative reaction it’s advisable to seek immediate medical assistance.
(If you’d like more info about Chaga, check out http://www.sayanhealth.com/about-chaga.html.)