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Explore with single herbal teas and be inspired by making herbal tea blends. The purpose of get well stay well herbal teas is to promote the function of the immune system and both fight and prevent disease or ill health.
Many of these teas may be useful in alleviating symptoms of common colds and flus.
Make Herbal loose tea your daily ritual.
Cinnamon bark can be broken up in a pestle and mortar, and used in beverages. Add ½ to 2 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon or broken up pices of bark, to 1 cup of boiling water, steep for 10 -15 mins. To make an Indian Chai Tea with black tea, cinnamom, cardamom, ginger, fennel seeds, vanilla and milk.
Coltsfoot Tea has a slightly bitter taste which can be sweetened with a little Coconut Sugar, Agave Syrup or Honey. The main benefit of the Coltsfoot herb is its ability to sooth the throat from the high content of mucilage found in the leaves and flowers. This plant can be of great benefit to those suffering from sore throat, dry hacking cough and throat irritation.
Having a very long history in Europe and China, Coltsfoot has remained a plant that has always been associated with helping heal problems of the respiratory tract. It is commonly mistaken for Dandelion because of the similarity of the flower heads.
Hibiscus Flowers Tea is a very interesting mix of sweet and astringent flavours which can have a multitude of benefits. They have been proven to lower blood pressure, have a cleansing effect on the intestines and have a good amount of vitamin C.
Hibiscus comes from Hawaii/Polynesia and has integrated into many cultures being firmly associated with feminine energy. In India it is the favourite flower to be offered to female deities.
The Nettle Root & Nettle leaf Tea has proven to be very useful for both men and women.
Nettle leaf Tea has a detoxifying action and can also help with Osteoarthritis.
For men who might suffer from an enlarged prostate, Nettle Root Tea inhibits testosterone binding with glycoprotein which can tend to inflame the prostate. The chemical that is responsible for this in the Nettle root is thought to be bioactive lignans.
Nettles have been used throughout history as a food, clothe dye, rope and a medicine. The oldest known recorded use of Nettle was in Denmark where Bronze Age shrouds were found made from Nettle fibre.
The main immune boosting ingredient in Rosehip Tea is the full content of Vitamin C which acts as a powerful antioxidant and is one of the main immune boosting vitamins that the body loves. As well as having a high Vitamin C content, Rosehip Tea is a very helpful aid for those who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis.
This action is thought to come from a series of complex phytochemicals called polyphenols and anthocyanins active in Rosehips. After these Rosehip phytochemicals build in the body from several weeks of consumption it can greatly improve mobility.
Rosehips have been used in Europe as a food and medicine for centuries with the plant also being a potent symbol of silence and secrets.