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Tisane Tea

Name for herbal tea brewed by using all parts of an herbal plant. In addition, this kind of tea does not contain any caffeine, which makes it a nice alternative for those who are sensitive to the stimulating affects of caffeine.

Drinking several cups of tisane or herbal tea every day denotes the consumption of an "herbal infusion.” It is brewed like other hot water teas but it lacks the traditional camellia sinensis leaves found in caffeinated teas, such as white loose leaf tea or green loose leaf tea.

To define this type of tea, you simply have to exchange the word "tisane" for "herbal.” The word originated sometime in the 14th century, emerging from Middle English, from the Greek ptisane and Latin ptisana literally meaning "crushed barley.” A beverage infusion usually contains barks, fruits, seeds, grasses, stems, flowers and dried leaves of various herbs to create a beverage providing physical and medical benefits. Some tea benefits include:

Relief from nervous anxiety
Contributes to heart health
Promotes immune system functioning
Helps regulate disturbed digestion
Provides energy
Improves cognition

Specific herbs also administer additional health benefits. For example, dandelion tea works as a gentle diuretic to eliminate water retention while herbalists commonly prescribe St. John's wort to relieve depression symptoms. Other herbs frequently used in making herbal tea or tisane are:

Catnip offers relief for those effected by anxiety and reduces insomnia.
Nettle offers relief for those suffering from sinusitis and allergens.
Rose hips is for those suffering from skin conditions and sore throats.
Yarrow is used to slow bleeding and ease toothache pain.
Chinese knotweed enhances the endocrine system and reduces symptoms of cognitive decline.
Echinacea provides relief for those suffering from flu and cold symptoms.
Ginger root is effective in suppressing morning sickness and reducing cholesterol.