Herbal Teas With Real Power to Heal, Refresh, & Restore
Who loves herbal teas? I certainly do. In fact, I find many of these quite tasty without adding any sort of sweetener. At best I would only add a little honey for flavor, but usually don’t find that necessary.
You can use fresh or dried herbs to make any blend of herbal tea you like. Fresh is best, certainly, but dried leaves will do in a pinch. I’m finding that more and more mainstream grocery stores are beginning to carry fresh herbs – as the best natural food stores have for years.
Enjoy making your own healthy and healing teas using some of the powerful medicinal herbs listed below. If you enjoy this post, please share with others!
(NaturalNews) Herbal teas have been used for millennia to treat minor ailments such as colds and fever but are also highly effective for treating and preventing everything from stomach and respiratory problems to depression and sleep disorders.
Whether you’re stockpiling essential natural remedies for a prolonged emergency situation or simply maintaining your current healthy lifestyle, you should definitely keep a number of different herbal teas on hand.
If at all possible, grow your own herbs organically or at least make an effort to find a trusted source of fresh, naturally grown herbs and flowers for use as tea ingredients.
Mint – Delicious mint tea not only is full of flavor but has many medicinal properties as well. Easy to grow (in fact, it can take over your garden, so plant with care!), mint can be used to alleviate congestion, gas, cramps and fever.
Ginger – This root is used to make tea and ginger ale, both of which aid digestion and are useful in treating coughs. Ginger has many health-promoting qualities and is useful in cooking, too. It’s relatively easy to grow, requiring little care when planted correctly.
Chamomile – Tea made from chamomile flowers is effective in relieving anxiety and can be used as a sleep aid or for treating coughs. Chamomile can be grown from seeds and is available in perennial and annual varieties.
Cinnamon – Rich in antioxidants, cinnamon also has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Cinnamon is surprisingly easy to grow, apparently, although it is not commonly cultivated. Cinnamon is good for circulation, digestion and treating colds or sore throat.
Lemongrass – A versatile herb that can also be used in cooking, lemongrass has several medicinal properties which make it useful for treating infections, inflammation, parasites and fungus. It can be easily grown year-round indoors and is helpful with reducing blood pressure, aiding digestion and improving circulation.
Echinacea – One of the most powerful medicinal herbal teas, echinacea is a highly effective immune system booster with anti-bacterial and pain-relieving properties. Echinacea can be grown outdoors and is planted in early spring. The flowers and leaves contain the health-promoting compounds.
Rosehips – Rose bushes not only bring beauty to a garden with their lovely blooms but also provide an important source of vitamin C and other health-boosting compounds in the form of rosehips. The seed-filled pods found at the base of the rose bloom are used to make a tea packed with minerals and energy-enhancing properties.
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