“Herbal teas” is actually a misnomer since they are not made from actual tea leaves. Herbal teas are, instead, a blend of leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, and other natural ingredients. They are steeped in hot water, just as teas are made, which is likely how the word “tea” was added to their name.
Despite not being actual teas, they do offer a variety of health benefits, depending upon what type of herbal tea. Some can help to relieve the common symptoms of a cold, while others can help you sleep better, eliminate nausea, and even help your digestive system function properly.