Tea is not mentioned in the Bible because it was not a common drink in the Holy Land 3000 years ago. Still, I can picture the Proverbs 31 Woman gathering plants from the local fields and infusing them into medicines and soothing drinks for her family.
She was definitely ahead of her time! Today, herbal teas are growing in popularity, and their health benefits are the main reason!
Imagine sitting inside on a cold winter day, sipping dandelion root tea. It’s so delicious that you forget its attributes: stimulates appetite, promotes digestion, diuretic, antioxidant, removes toxins, aids liver function, slows growth of cancer, regulates blood sugar and insulin levels, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, reduces inflammation, and boosts the immune system. Impressive!
Or how about teas containing lemongrass or ginger? They are anti-inflamatory, relieve cold symptoms, lower cholesterol, improve circulation, relieve stress, and stimulate appetite!
The best part? Herbal teas do not come from the camellia sinensis plant, so they contain no caffeine — perhaps the reason chamomile is a bedtime favourite!