20 Healing Herbs for Tea and 3 Healing Tea Recipes

Tea is one of our favourite beverages. On a cold, blustery day, a hot cup of tea is warm and soothing, while in the throes of summer you can pour it over ice for a thirst-quenching refresher. There are many powerful healing herbs for tea that can transform it from a tasty beverage into a health-supportive drink, which is why we are sharing our favourite 20 Healing Herbs for Tea  with you.

Teas are very versatile. You can use them in:

From supporting digestion, to supporting the immune system, to improving your mood, this range of powerful herbs has got you covered.

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20 Healing Herbs for Tea


Why It’s Powerful:  Helps to relax the muscles of the digestive tract and reduce spasms.

Recipe to Try: Detox Tea


Why It’s Powerful: The king of mushrooms, it’s a powerful immune-supporter that has anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties. 

Recipe to Try: Chaga Chai

Medicinal Mushrooms - 20 Healing Herbs for Tea



Why It’s Powerful:  The queen of mushrooms, soothes and calms the nervous system and has immune-modulating compounds.

Recipe to Try: Reishi Chocolate Milk


Why It’s Powerful:  Calming and great for digestion.

Recipe to Try: Secret Garden Relaxation Tea


Why It’s Powerful:  Anti-inflammatory, immune-supportive and great for nausea.

Recipe to Try: Get Well Ginger Root Tea

Turmeric - 20 Healing Herbs for Tea



Why It’s Powerful:  Strongly anti-inflammatory and rich in anti-cancer properties.

Recipe to Try: Simple Turmeric Tea


Why It’s Powerful:  Promotes sleep and relaxation, lowers blood pressure.

Recipe to Try: How to Make Passionflower Tea

Lemon Balm

Why It’s Powerful:  Soothes the nerves, calms the mind and body.

Recipe to Try: Homemade Lemon Balm Tea

Spices - Kitchen Detox - 20 Healing Herbs for Tea



Why It’s Powerful:  Great for balancing blood sugar. Cinnamon also offers a natural sweetness.

Recipe to Try: Yogi Tea


Why It’s Powerful:  Reduces digestive spasms and gas, and eases symptoms of coughs and colds.

Recipe to Try: After Dinner Belly Soothing Tea


Why It’s Powerful:  High in Vitamin C, stimulates digestion and detoxes the liver.

Recipe to Try: Lemon + Sage Tea

Maca Root - 20 Healing Herbs for Tea



Why It’s Powerful:  Helps relieve stress, boost energy levels, balance hormones and increase sex drive.

Recipe to Try: Heavenly Maca Latte


Why It’s Powerful:  Relieves stress, calms the mind, boosts energy levels and reduces inflammation. Also supports thyroid health.

Recipe to Try: Stress-Busting Adaptogen Latte


Why It’s Powerful:  A great digestive aid, and it’s anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.

Recipe to Try: Ginger Licorice Tea


Why It’s Powerful:  A mucilaginous herb that soothes the mucus membranes of the digestive system, respiratory tract and urinary tract.

Recipe to Try: Marshmallow Root Tea Recipe


Why It’s Powerful:  Reduces digestive discomfort, helps soothe pain, and lowers cholesterol levels.

Recipe to Try: Honey Lemongrass Ginger Tea

Kitchen Hacks Lavender - 20 Healing Herbs for Tea



Why It’s Powerful:  Has a calming and sedative effect, helps to relax the muscles.

Recipe to Try: Lavender Chamomile Mint Tea


Why It’s Powerful:  Rich in antioxidants, boosts energy levels, contains l-theanine – an amino acid that increases focus and concentration.

Recipe to Try: Coconut Cashew Matcha Latte


Why It’s Powerful:  Reduces inflammation, promotes sleep and relaxation, anti-bacterial and anti-viral.

Recipe to Try: Iced Jasmine Green Mint Tea


Why It’s Powerful:  Stimulates the immune system and has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anticancer effects.

Recipe to Try: Echinacea, Mint + Lime Iced Tea

20 Healing Herbs for Tea

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