Take your pick... the best herbal teas


In need of a health boost? Whether it’s to soothe an upset tummy, help you drift into a peaceful sleep or boost your immune system, why not put on the kettle and brew up a cuppa?

Please note: When you’re experimenting with herbal tea it’s important to buy a high quality product. If you’re already on medication, it’s important to seek advice from a medical professional to avoid any contraindications.

Peppermint tea – Not only does peppermint tea taste delicious, it can also help to soothe gas and bloating. This tea is ideal for anyone who has digestion issues as it has a soothing affect on the stomach. However, if you suffer from indigestion or heart burn it’s best to avoid this tea.

Ginger tea – For centuries ginger has been a home remedy to cure nausea. A cup of ginger tea is great to brew if you’re feeling sick, have been vomiting or just generally have an upset stomach.

Chamomile tea – Perfect for inducing feelings of calm and relaxation, Chamomile can help to ease insomnia, soothe a cough and provide comfort when you’re under the weather with a cold.

Roobios tea – Packed full of antioxidants, Roobios is great for giving your immune system a boost. Grown in South Africa, it has high levels of vitamin C and has been said to ward off the early signs of ageing.

Lemon balm tea – This tea smells divine and is said to be useful for lifting the spirits if you’ve been having a tough time lately. It can also help to improve concentration and ward off nightmares if you drink it before bed.

Catherine Devane