Yourwellness Magazine Explains Health Benefits of Herbal Tea

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With VHB hiring herb expert Jekka McVicar as an ambassador for using more herbs, Yourwellness Magazine explored how herbal tea can benefit health.

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Herb expert Jekka McVicar has been hired by West Sussex grower VHB to help the company in new product development and act as an ambassador to the public for its fresh herbs, Horticulture Week reported on the 10th of September 2013. According to their article “Jekka McVicar to be ‘ambassador’ for fresh herb grower,“ McVicar has already developed a guide to using fresh herbs which VHB (the UK's largest grower of and supplier of fresh herbs to retailers) is using in its consumer marketing. McVicar commented, “I want people to feel confident and inspired to use fresh herbs at home as part of their everyday cooking – they’re not just for restaurant meals or special occasions.“ (

Yourwellness Magazine took a leaf out of McVicar’s book and reported on the health benefits of herbal tea. Yourwellness Magazine clarified, “Herbal tea is an infusion of plants, flowers or roots which are steeped in hot water to extract the health properties. A common drink found in every major culture across the globe, tea is seen as a health food for its antioxidant-rich properties and restorative qualities. Using herbal extracts for tea is an easy way of gaining the maximum benefits from a variety of plants or flowers.“ (

Yourwellness Magazine explained that herbal teas can be used for a variety of uses, from helping people to relax or sleep better to boosting vitality and providing vitamins. Aniseed tea, for example, can help soothe a sore throat and chamomile can aid sleep. Yourwellness Magazine noted that beginners should research the various benefits of each type of herbal tea, as some are more healthful than others. Yourwellness Magazine added that readers should consult a medical health professional before trying any new tea, as it may not be safe for pregnant women or people on certain medications.

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