Health Benefits of Teas and Tisanes [Infographic]

Health Benefits of Teas and Tisanes (Herbal Teas) - Infographic from Express Vending
What is a Tisane?

Tisane (from the French word "herbal infusion") is an herbal tea consumed for its medicinal properties and health benefits.

Tisanes are commonly made from a decoction of dried herbs, flowers, fruits and spices and are distinguished from "true teas" (black, green, white, etc.) because they do not contain any actual tea leaves.

Health Benefits

Generally, both true teas and herbal teas are considered to confer a variety of health benefits.

Specific herbal teas, or tisanes, are often associated with specific illnesses, health issues and medical conditions.

Over the centuries, specific herbal preparations and blends have been developed to address inflammation, high blood pressure, insomnia, infections, digestive disorders, water retention and bloating, chronic fatigue, memory ... the list goes on.

Some tisanes are also used for detoxification and cleansing and as an aid in weight loss.


This infographic entitled "Health Benefits of Teas and Tisanes" from Express Vending illustrates various true teas and tisanes and the corresponding symptom, illness or medical condition for each.

For example, Ginger Tea is thought to be effective for nausea, morning sickness, dizziness and menstrual pain.

Scientific Studies

According to Express Vending, the selected list of teas and tisanes in the Infographic is based on a review (at WebMD) of  scientific studies which support the effectiveness of the active herbal ingredient.  To learn more, please visit The Health Benefits of Teas & Tisanes - Express Vending.

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How to Remove Water Retention Naturally [Infographic]

How to Remove Bloating, Swelling and
Water (Fluid) Retention Naturally
- Infographic -
70% Water

In the average person, about 70% of the human body consists of water.  Water is in and around every cell and we absolutely need it - not just to survive - but we need adequate hydration to thrive.

Chronic dehydration has been linked to weight gain and various illnesses, diseases and medical conditions.

>>> Why Dehydration Makes You Sick and Fat

Bloating, Swelling and Water Retention

Sometimes, however, we suffer from bloating, swelling and fluid (water) retention.  Water retention is an excessive build up of fluid in various parts of the body, including tissues, body cavities and the circulatory system.


The most common causes of fluid retention are a high sodium (salt) intake, weak circulation in leg veins, congestion or blockage of the lymphatic system and, in women, hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle.

Other causes can also include prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, overweight or obesity, low-calorie and acidic diets, a build up of metabolic wastes (toxins) throughout the body, allergies, inflammation and various health issues.

Infographic: Removing the Water Naturally

If you suffer from a medical conditions, a chronic disease or severe bloating and swelling, you should always seek the advice of a qualified medical professional or healthcare provider.

That said, there are many things you can do to help prevent, reduce and remove the bloating naturally, as this Infographic illustrates:

 Watch and reduce your sodium intake.  Large amounts of salt are often found in processed, junk and fast foods

✔ Drink plenty of water.  Water hydrates and flushes out toxins.

>>> Do You Need 8 Glass of Water a Day?

✔ Drink botanical (herbal and fruit) tea.  Certain teas are thought to help ease bloating and water retention.  These include parsley, dandelion, ginger, bilberry, hibiscus, fennel and lemon teas.

>>> 15 Herbal Teas for Health and Every Ailment

✔ Eat Clean and Fresh, Skip the Refined Foods.  Eat plenty of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables that have a high water content and are rich in calcium and magnesium.

>>> Magnesium:  The Super Mineral

Exercise Regularly.  Exercise helps to flush out excess water, sodium and toxins from the body.

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Periodic Table of Vitamins [Infographic]

Periodic Table of Vitamins - Infographic from Daily Burn
Periodic Table of Vitamins

Vitamins.  Minerals.

We know that micronutrients are essential to the proper functioning of the human body and that deficiencies are implicated in a variety of illnesses, chronic diseases and medical conditions.


This infographic from Daily Burn is an excellent, easy at-a-glance guide to essential micronutrients.  Color coding specifies whether the nutrient is most beneficial or associated with immunity, heart health, beauty (skin, hair, nail health), mental health, general body and all body organs and systems.

There is also a key for food categories in which each micronutrient can be found.

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15 Minute Mindfulness Techniques for Stress Reduction [Infographic]

15 Minute Mindfulness Techniques for
Stress Reduction - Infographic from

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

Evidenced based scientific research conducted at leading universities, medical schools and in the private sector informs us that the practice of mindfulness has many health benefits.

One such very important benefit which has now been extensively studied and consistently documented is stress reduction.

Stress and Disease

Why is stress reduction so important?

Chronic stress has been linked to a myriad of diseases, illnesses, health problems and conditions including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eating disorders, systemic and local infections, colds, viruses, depression and anxiety.

In fact, it is estimated that 75-90% of all primary care doctor visits are for stress-related issues.  Yet, studies have found that only a small percent of visits to primary care physicians include a discussion of the relationship between stress and illness and stress reduction methods.

In other words, it is widely thought that stress is a key underlying issue in health problems but suffering individuals are often not informed, counseled or taught about this subject or about methods to reduce stress.

Effects of a Mindfulness Stress Reduction Practice

According to the many studies, individuals who engage in a regular mindfulness practice routinely experience, among other things, a significant reduction in pain and tension levels, a significant decrease in anxiety and depression, a reduction in blood pressure, improved attention and focus, an enhanced ability to cope with short and long term stressful situations, greater energy and an improved self-esteem.

How to Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness generally involves both a formal and an informal practice.  The formal practice consists of a sitting or a moving meditation.  The informal practice involves a way of living.  That is, a way of being in the world and a way of  experiencing our daily life.

Infographic:  15 Minute Mindfulness Techniques

This infographic from illustrates and explains four mindfulness techniques that can be done in about 15 minutes:

 Mindful Breathing
☯ Mindful Eating
☯ Body Scan Meditation
☯ Mindful Yoga

For more information about this infographic, please visit:  Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Stress -

Learn Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Online

There are two excellent 8-week online MBSR course offerings:

eMindful Life - a paid "live' course conducted by Steve Flowers.  Currently, the fee for this course is $275.00

Palouse Mindfulness - a  100% free "on demand" course created by a fully certified MBSR instructor and modeled on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn


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