Herbal Tea and Word of Wisdom
Herbal teas have been a popular home remedy for generations and have been known to help people relax and relieve certain ailments. But should we also be considering the advice given in our scriptures on this matter?
Pros of Herbal Tea
Herbal teas have many benefits, which is why so many people drink them. Some of the most significant benefits include:
- Helping to alleviate cold and flu symptoms
- Aiding digestion
- Alleviating pain
- Helping to reduce anxiety and depression
- Providing essential nutrients and antioxidants
So while they may not be a substitute for medical treatment, in moderation, herbal teas can provide a lot of relief and nourishment.
Word of Wisdom
The Word of Wisdom is a revelation given to Joseph Smith in 1833, prohibiting certain substances and recommending certain “wholesome herbs”. Although the Word of Wisdom does not specifically mention teas, it does give us guidance on the kinds of foods, herbs, and drinks we should consume.
The revelation emphasizes moderation and encourages us to seek out “wholesome herbs” which could be understood to mean beneficial teas as well. While there is no concrete statement suggesting or prohibiting the use of herbal teas, it is important to read, understand, and adhere to the guidance given in this revelation when possible.
In conclusion, while herbal teas can provide many benefits, it is important to consider the guidance given in the Word of Wisdom. Moderation and seeking out “wholesome herbs” are important when considering what teas to drink. If followed properly, herbal teas could be a beneficial part of life.