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Herbal tea
Herbal tea

A tisane, ptisan or herbal "tea" is any herbal infusion other than from the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis). The English word "tisane" originated from the Greek word πτισάνη (ptisanē), a drink made from pearl barley. Image File history File linksMetadata Kräutertee. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Kräutertee. ... Herbs: basil Herbs (IPA: hÉ™()b, or É™b; see pronunciation differences) are plants grown for any purpose other than food, wood or beauty. ... An infusion is a beverage made by steeping a flavoring substance in hot or boiling water. ... Look up tea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Binomial name Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze Camellia sinensis is one of the two major varieties or strains of the tea plant, the plant species whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea (The other being Camellia Assamica). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Binomial name Hordeum vulgare L. Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is a major food and animal feed crop, a member of the grass family Poaceae. ...


Tisanes can be made with fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds or roots, generally by pouring boiling water over the plant parts and letting them steep for a few minutes. Seeds and roots can also be boiled on a stove. The tisane is then strained, sweetened if so desired, and served. Many companies produce herbal tea bags for such infusions. The term is most often used to refer to linden (lime leaf) tea. This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Many blends of real tea are prepared by adding other plants to an actual tea (black, oolong, green, yellow or white tea); for example, the popular Earl Grey tea is black tea with bergamot. Such preparations are varieties of tea, not tisanes. Look up tea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Tin of Lipton Finest Earl Grey Earl Grey tea is a tea blend with a distinctive flavour and aroma derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit. ... Trinomial name Citrus aurantium subsp. ...

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Varieties

Varieties of herbal tea include:

  • Anise tea, made from either the seeds or the leaves.
  • Roasted barley, known in Japanese as mugicha and Korean as bori cha. The roasted flavor can be reminiscent of coffee (without coffee's bitterness and caffeine). It is often drunk cold in the summer.
  • Bissap, consumed in the Sahel.
  • Cannabis, used in the preparation of Bhang.
  • Catnip tea is used as a relaxant, sedative, and to calm.
  • Cerasse, a Jamaican bitter herb [1]
  • Chamomile tea is used as a sedative. In Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter's mother gives him chamomile tea.
  • Chrysanthemum tea, made from dried flowers, is popular with Chinese Dim sum.
  • Citrus peel, including bergamot, lemon and orange peel.
  • Roasted corn, known in Korea as oksusu cha (옥수수차)
  • Echinacea tea, often consumed to prevent or alleviate the cold or flu symptoms.
  • Essiac tea, a blended Native American herbal tea.
  • Fennel
  • Gentian
  • Ginger root
  • Ginseng
  • Greek Mountain Tea (Tsai tou Vounou- Tea of the Mountain), a very popular tea in Greece and other areas of the Mediterranean region. Made from a variety of the Sideritis syriaca plant which grows in warm climates above 3000 feet. The tea (or more properly Tisane) has a reputation as a cure-all, but is specifically used against colds. Records of its use date back 2000 years.
  • Hibiscus (often blended with rose hip), a popular tea alternative in the Middle East and is drunk hot or cold. Hibiscus tea is also consumed in Okinawa, where the natives associate Hibiscus tea with longevity.(See Bissap)
  • Honeybush is related to rooibos and grows in a similar area of South Africa, but tastes slightly sweeter.
  • Horehound
  • Jiaogulan
  • Kava root, from the South Pacific, is popular for its effects in promoting talkativeness and relaxation.
  • Labrador tea, made from the shrub by the same name, found in the northern part of North America.
  • Lapacho (also known as Taheebo) is the inner-lining of the bark (or cambium) of the Red or Purple Lapacho Tree which grows in the Brazilian jungles. It is boiled to make an infusion with many and varied health benefits.
  • Lemon grass
  • Licorice root
  • Lime blossom, dried flowers of lime tree (Tilia in Latin).
  • Lotus flower, from the stamens of Nelumbo nucifera.
  • Mate (or yerba mate) is a shrub grown mainly Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil from which a caffeinated, tea-like brew is prepared.
  • Mate de coca (sometimes called "coca tea"), made from coca leaves. Authentic mate de coca contains very small amounts of cocaine and similar alkaloids. In some countries where coca is illegal, products marketed as "coca tea" are supposed to be decocainized, i.e., the pharmacologically active components have been removed.
  • Mint, especially peppermint (also mixed with green tea to make mint tea)
  • European mistletoe (Viscum Album), (steep in cold water for 2-6 hours)
  • Neem leaf
  • Nettle leaf
  • Red raspberry leaf
  • Toasted rice, known as sungnyung in Korea (숭늉)
  • Rooibos (Red Bush) is a reddish plant used to make an infusion and grown in South Africa. In the US it is sometimes called red tea. It has many of the antioxidant benefits of green tea, but because it does not come from tea leaves, it has no theine.
  • Rose hip (often blended with hibiscus)
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sassafras
  • Skullcap
  • Staghorn Sumac
  • Stevia can be used to make herbal tea, or as a sweetener in other tisanes.
  • Thyme
  • Tulsi
  • Uncaria tomentosa, commonly known as Cats Claw
  • Valerian
  • Vervain
  • Vetiver
  • Roasted wheat is used in Postum, a coffee substitute.
  • Wong Logat a medicinal tea with several herbs
  • Woodruff
  • Yarrow
  • Yuen Kut Lam Kam Wo Tea Composed of thirty Chinese herbs, made in Hong Kong.
  • Tan Ngan Lo Medicated Tea a herbal concoction formulated by a Chinese immigrant from mainland China in the early 20th century, made in Malaysia.
  • Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea Made of a concoction of 24 kinds of all natural herbs in a cGMP certified manufacturing plant in Malaysia.

Pimpinella species, but the name anise is frequently applied to Fennel. ... Binomial name Hordeum vulgare L. Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is a major food and animal feed crop, a member of the grass family Poaceae. ... Mugicha Mugicha (麦茶) is the Japanese name for a type of tea which, unlike most other teas, is not made from tea leaves but from roasted barley. ... It has been suggested that Roselle (Plant) be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Look up Cannabis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A bhang shop in India. ... Species See text. ... A sedative is a substance which depresses the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, slowed breathing, slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, and slow, uncertain reflexes. ... Binomial name Matricaria recutita L. German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), also spelt Camomile, is an annual plant of the sunflower family Asteraceae. ... A sedative is a substance which depresses the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, slowed breathing, slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, and slow, uncertain reflexes. ... (Helen) Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English childrens book author and illustrator, renowned for creating Peter Rabbit and other animal characters. ... The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the first of many childrens tales written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and which is perhaps her best-known work. ... Chrysanthemum tea Chrysanthemum tea (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a flower-based tisane made from chrysanthemum flowers of the species Chrysanthemum morifolium or Chrysanthemum indicum, which are most popular in East Asia. ... Dim sum (Chinese: 點心; Cantonese IPA: dɪm2sɐm1; Pinyin: diǎnxīn; Wade-Giles: tien-hsin; literally dot heart or order heart, meaning order to ones hearts content; also commonly translated as touch the heart, dotted heart, or snack), a Cantonese term... Species & major hybrids Species Citrus aurantifolia - Key lime Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus ×sinensis - Sweet Orange Citrus ×aurantium - Bitter Orange Citrus ×paradisi - Grapefruit Citrus ×limon - Lemon Citrus ×limonia - Rangpur lime Citrus ×latifolia - Persian lime See also main text for other hybrids Citrus... Trinomial name Citrus aurantium subsp. ... Binomial name Citrus × limon (L.) Burm. ... Binomial name Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis (syn. ... “Corn” redirects here. ... A package of oksusu cha Oksusu cha (hangul: 옥수수차) is a traditional Korean tea made from boiled roasted corn kernels. ... Species See text Echinacea is a genus consisting of nine species of flowering plants in the Family Asteraceae, all native to eastern North America. ... // Acute viral nasopharyngitis, often known as the common cold, is a mild viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system (nose and throat). ... Influenza, commonly known as flu, is an infectious disease of birds and mammals caused by an RNA virus of the family Orthomyxoviridae (the influenza viruses). ... Essiac or Essiac Tea is a blend of herbs used to make a tea that is believed by some and questioned by others to have cancer-treating properties. ... Binomial name Foeniculum vulgare Mill. ... Species See text. ... Binomial name Zingiber officinale Rosc. ... Species Subgenus Panax Section Panax Series Notoginseng Panax notoginseng Series Panax Panax bipinnatifidus Panax ginseng Panax japonicus Panax quinquefolius Panax vietnamensis Panax wangianus Panax zingiberensis Section Pseudoginseng Panax pseudoginseng Panax stipuleanatus Subgenus Trifolius Panax trifolius Panax is a genus of 11 species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots... Binomial name Sideritis syriaca L. Ironwort Ironwort (Sideritis syriaca) is a plant similar to chamomile, commonly used in Albania and Greece (where it is known as mountain tea) to make a sweet beverage. ... Species See text. ... Dog Rose showing the bright red hips Wild rose hip of unknown species The rose hip, also called the rose haw, is the pomaceous fruit of the rose plant. ... Binomial name Cyclopia spp L. Vent. ... Binomial name Aspalathus linearis (N.L.Burm. ... Binomial name Marrubium vulgare L. Horehound (Marrubium vulgare, Lamiaceae) is a greyish-leaved herb, somewhat resembling mint in appearance; traditionally used in the manufacture of cough remedies. ... Binomial name Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb. ... Binomial name Piper methysticum G.Forst. ... Labrador tea, is a name commonly applied to two species: Ledum palustre (Northern Labrador Tea, also known as Rhododendron tomentosum) and Ledum groenlandicum (Bog Labrador Tea). ... Lapacho tea is made from the inner bark of the Tabeuia avallanedoe. ... Species About 55, see text Cymbopogon (lemon grass, lemongrass, citronella grass or fever grass) is a genus of about 55 species of grasses, native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World. ... Species Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa Glycyrrhiza aspera Glycyrrhiza astragalina Glycyrrhiza bucharica Glycyrrhiza echinata Glycyrrhiza eurycarpa Glycyrrhiza foetida Glycyrrhiza glabra Glycyrrhiza iconica Glycyrrhiza korshinskyi Glycyrrhiza lepidota Glycyrrhiza pallidiflora Glycyrrhiza triphylla Glycyrrhiza uralensis Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis Ref: ILDIS Version 6. ... Lime Blossom (Tiliae flos), dried flowers of lime tree, is a medicinal herb. ... Species About 30; see text A lime-lined avenue in Alexandra Park, London Tilia leaf Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, in Asia (where the greatest species diversity is found), Europe and eastern North America; it is absent... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Stamens of the Amaryllis with prominent anthers carrying pollen Insects, while collecting pollen, accidentally transfer it from one flower to another, bringing about pollination The stamen is the male organ of a flower. ... Binomial name Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. ... Mate Mate (pronounced ) is a highly caffeinated infusion prepared by steeping dried leaves of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) in hot water. ... Coca tea. ... Template:For the American comedian Binomial name Erythroxylum coca Lam. ... Cocaine (see also: crack) is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... MiNT (MiNT is Now TOS) is an alternative operating system (OS) kernel for the Atari ST computer and its successors which is free software. ... Binomial name Mentha × piperita L. Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) is a (usually) sterile hybrid mint, a cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). ... Families Santalaceae (Viscaceae) Loranthaceae Misodendraceae Mistletoe Viscum album is a plant parasitic on the branches of a tree or shrub. ... Binomial name Azadirachta indica A.Juss. ... Species See text. ... Binomial name Rubus idaeus L. The Raspberry or Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a plant that produces a tart, sweet, red composite fruit in summer or early autumn. ... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Brown basmati rice Terrace of paddy fields in Yunnan Province, southern China. ... Sungnyung (숭늉) is a traditional Korean tea made from boiled toasted rice. ... Binomial name Aspalathus linearis (N.L.Burm. ... Space-filling model of the antioxidant metabolite glutathione. ... Green tea (绿茶) is tea that has undergone minimal oxidation during processing. ... Caffeine is a xanthine alkaloid compound that acts as a stimulant in humans. ... Dog Rose showing the bright red hips Wild rose hip of unknown species The rose hip, also called the rose haw, is the pomaceous fruit of the rose plant. ... Species See text. ... Binomial name Rosmarinus officinalis L. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves. ... Binomial name Salvia officinalis L. Sage leaves Common sage (Salvia officinalis) is a small evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. ... This article is about the Sassafras tree. ... Scutellaria barbata: Also called Ban zhi lian, Barbat skullcap, Scullcap, Scutellaria, Skullcap, Skute barbata. ... Species About 250 species; see text Rhus is a genus approximately 250 species of woody shrubs and small trees in the family Anacardiaceae. ... Species About 150 species, including: Stevia eupatoria Stevia ovata Stevia plummerae Stevia rebaudiana Stevia salicifolia Stevia serrata Stevia (also called sweetleaf, sweet leaf or sugarleaf) is a genus of about 150 species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), native to subtropical and tropical South America and Central... Species About 350 species, including: Thymus adamovicii Thymus bracteosus Thymus broussonetii Thymus caespititius Thymus camphoratus Thymus capitatus Thymus capitellatus Thymus carnosus Thymus cephalotus Thymus cherlerioides Thymus ciliatus Thymus cilicicus Thymus cimicinus Thymus comosus Thymus comptus Thymus doerfleri Thymus glabrescens Thymus herba-barona Thymus hirsutus Thymus hyemalis Thymus integer Thymus lanuginosus... Binomial name Ocimum tenuiflorum L. Synonyms Ocimum sanctum L. The Tulsi (also known as Tulasi) plant or Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is an important symbol in many Hindu religious traditions. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. ... Binomial name Valeriana officinalis L. & Maillefer Valerian (Valeriana officinalis, Valerianaceae) is a hardy perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers. ... Species About 250 species, including: Verbena alata Verbena bonariensis Verbena bracteata Verbena brasiliensis Verbena canadensis Verbena carolina Verbena corymbosa Verbena elegans Verbena gracilis Verbena hastata Verbena hispida Verbena incisa Verbena laciniata Verbena lasiostachys Verbena macdougallii Verbena menthifolia Verbena officinalis Verbena peruviana Verbena phlogiflora Verbena rigida Verbena robusta Verbena runyonii Verbena... Binomial name Chrysopogon zizanoides (L.) Roberty Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides) is a perennial grass of the Poaceae native to India. ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. compactum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 For the indie rock group see: Wheat (band). ... A jar of original flavor Postum. ... Binomial name Galium odoratum (L.) Scop. ... Binomial name Achillea millefolium L. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. ... The Tan Ngan Lo medicated tea is a herbal concoction formulated by a Chinese immigrant from mainland China in the early 20th century. ...

Medicinal concerns

Herbal teas are often consumed for their physical or medicinal effects, especially for their stimulant, relaxant or sedative properties. The medicinal effects of certain herbs is discussed under herbalism. The medicinal benefits of specific herbs are often anecdotal or controversial, and in the United States and elsewhere, makers of herbal teas are not allowed to make unsubstantiated claims about the medicinal effects of their products. Stimulants are drugs that temporarily increase alertness and wakefulness. ... A sedative is a substance which depresses the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, slowed breathing, slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, and slow, uncertain reflexes. ... Dioscorides’ Materia Medica, c. ...


While most herbal teas are safe for regular consumption, some herbs have toxic or allergenic effects. Among the greatest causes of concern are: This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article deals specifically with IgE-mediated hypersensitivity. ...

Herbal teas can also have different effects in different people, and this is further compounded by the problem of potential misidentification. The deadly foxglove, for example, can be mistaken for the much more benign (but still relatively hepatotoxic) comfrey. Species Symphytum asperum Lepechin Symphytum officinale L. Symphytum tuberosum L. Symphytum x uplandicum Nyman For the place, see Comfrey, Minnesota Comfrey (also comphrey) is an important herb in organic gardening, having many medicinal and fertiliser uses. ... An alkaloid is a nitrogenous organic molecule that has a pharmacological effect on humans and other animals. ... The liver is an organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. ... Species See text Lobelia Lobelia, also known as Indian Tobacco, is a genus in the family Lobeliaceae, comprising some 200 species, some of which are cultivated in gardens. ... For a list of biologically injurious substances, including toxins and other materials, as well as their effects, see poison. ... Articles with similar titles include Niacin, which is the nicotinic acid, and has a very different biological effect. ... Binomial name Matricaria discoidea DC. The pineapple weed is an annual plant native to North America and NE Asia but which has become a cosmopolitan weed. ... Chamomile flowers The name Chamomile or Camomile is ambiguous and can refer to several distinct species. ... Species See text. ... This article deals specifically with IgE-mediated hypersensitivity. ... For the play, see Hay Fever. ... Anaphylaxis is a severe and rapid systemic allergic reaction to a trigger substance, called an allergen. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Species Digitalis ferruginea Digitalis grandiflora Digitalis lanata Digitalis lutea Digitalis obscura Digitalis purpurea Digitalis is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous biennials, perennials and shrubs in the foxglove family Scrophulariaceae. ... Species Symphytum asperum Lepechin Symphytum officinale L. Symphytum tuberosum L. Symphytum x uplandicum Nyman For the place, see Comfrey, Minnesota Comfrey (also comphrey) is an important herb in organic gardening, having many medicinal and fertiliser uses. ...


The UK currently does not require natural products such as herbs to have any evidence concerning their efficacy, but does treat them technically as food stuff and require that they are safe for consumption.


See also

Look up tea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A cup of coffee Workers sorting and pulping coffee beans in Guatemala Coffee is a widely consumed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds — commonly referred to as beans — of the coffee plant. ... Dioscorides’ Materia Medica, c. ...

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A tisane, ptisan or herbal "tea" is any herbal infusion not made from the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis).
The English word "tisane" originated from the Greek word πτισάνη (ptisanē), a drink made from pearl barley.
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