Herbal Tea the Natural Way
Herbal tea is a cost effective way to assist in easing numerous symptoms, whilst enjoying the unique flavors and aromas of the teas. Herbs such as St. John’s wort, calendula, ginseng, epilobium, green, horny goat weed, dandelion, birch and shepherds purse can be beneficial to great health and well-being.
The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of tea since ancient times. Stinging nettle is used as an excellent blood cleanser. It also has anti – inflammatory agents. It is used widely throughout the world and because of its high content of calcium, magnesium, iron sodium, potassium and vitamins it is recommended as a blood cleanser and is used too treat many blood disorders.
ST JOHN’S WORT St john’s wort is widely recognized for treatment for mild depression and anxiety, with no side effects. The major active ingredients in St john’s wort include hypericin and other dianthrones, flavonoids, xanthones, and hyperforin. CAUTION St john’s wort should not be used in conjunction with various other prescription medicines. Please consult with your health professional or herbalist or both before using St john’s wort as a supplement.
THYME Thyme Herbal Tea promotes the flow of mucus making it an excellent herbal tea for bronchitis, whooping cough, asthma, pneumonia and any inflammation of the throat and nasal passages. It has been used for many years to aid digestion and can be taken many ways such as tea, mouthwash, applied as an ointment, or inhaled as an essential oil. Also because of Thyme’s antiseptic qualities, it is also useful for all kinds of infections, whether it be fungal, viral or bacterial.
WALNUT LEAF Walnut leaf is used for treatment of many skin disorders, including dandruff, hair loss, acne, eczema and also itching from dandruff. Walnut leaf can be dried and used as a tea and can also be applied directly to the skin.
WHITE WILLOW BARK White willow bark being both rich in salicin and tannins make this a useful herb for digestion. It is a valuable anti- inflammatory and also reduces fevers, eases headaches, and helps with the symptoms of rheumatism and arthritis. White willow helps to thin the blood making it a useful preventative for those at risk of blood clots. CAUTION If you are taking anticoagulant drugs, consult your doctor / herbalist before taking White willow.
YARROW Yarrow is used to counter diarrhea and dysentery and to relieve intestinal troubles. The ingredients in yarrow promote blood coagulate and also regulates menstrual periods and acts as a diuretic to aid the function of the liver, gallbladder and kidneys.