Herbal Teas & Their Health Benefits: A Scoping Review
This scoping review examined evidence relating to the clinical efficacy and safety of herbal teas, and identified the main research themes and gaps in knowledge to inform further work. Studies reviewed looked at herbal tea use in female health, diabetes, heart disease, and weight loss, with plant species including lavender, chamomile, fenugreek, stinging nettle, spearmint, hibiscus, yerba maté, Echinacea, and combinations of herbs. This review discussed how herbal teas may be beneficial in some areas of clinical and preventive health, and what further research is required to understand whether regular consumption can contribute to healthy living more generally. This is an industry-academic collaboration with AHPA member company Pukka Herbs.