Top 8 Healing Herbs Used In Tea

posted in: Blog | 9

 

Herbal tea isn’t made from tea leaves — which are a specific kind of plant. The French use the word tisane, which is more accurate, since herbal tea is really just an infusion of leaves, seeds, roots or bark, extracted in hot water.

 

 

From soothing digestive upset to easing insomnia and calming a troubled mind, herbs offer powerful healing. Drinking herbal tea can also be a great source of vitamins and minerals.

Below are my Top 8 Healing Herbs Used In Tea.

Chamomile flower for its soothing, calming and sleep-inducing qualities.

Lemongrass aid digestion and boosts your immune system

Ginger increases circulation making it great for painful joints and also relieves nausea

Nettle is a natural anti-histamine and is a great source for B vitamins and minerals iron and zinc.

Rosemary is great for the respiratory system and for headache as well as mental focus as it increases circulation to the head.

Peppermint helps soothe irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and other stomach-related ailments by calming the abdominal muscles and improving the flow of bile, which aids in digestion.

Dandelion is a natural detoxifier. It nudges the body to release excess fluid and is a great liver tonic.  It is also high in B vitamins.

Thyme is antibacterial and antiviral as well as pain-relieving.  It is very soothing for sore throat and helps relieve coughs as well.

If you can boil water, you can brew herbal tea. Here’s how:

  • Bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
  • Crush herb leaves and/or flowers, and place them in a dry teapot; or use tea bags.
  • Pour boiled water over the crushed herbs or tea bags. Let steep, covered, for the time indicated. (10 minutes is recommended for medicinal strength.)
  • If using crushed herbs, place a strainer over the tea cup, and pour. Drink as needed.

If you are interested in learning more about the healing power of herbal tea, please join me for one or more of the following educational events:

April 29, 2014 – Tea Ceremony: Transform Through Personal Ritual, 7:30-9:00pm atKapok Pilates & Wellness Clearwater, FL

May 11, 2014 – Using Herbs As Medicine, 1:00-4:00pm, at St Petersburg Yoga, St Petersburg, FL

You might also be interested in my Instructional DVD: Herbal Medicine-Making with Deserie Valloreo

9 comments on “Top 8 Healing Herbs Used In Tea

  1. Llinos on said:

    I tend to use tea bags but drink it cold like a juice rather than like tea. Great advice!

  2. Darla Bruno on said:

    I really like how you laid this out. Love all the descriptions of the benefits of the herbs.

  3. Andrea on said:

    What quantities are you using (per cup of tea)? I’m looking at my garden and trying to decide which one I’ll make first. Thanks!

    • admin on said:

      Hi Andrea,
      I recommend 1-2 tsp of dried herbs per cup of boiled water. Double the herbs when using fresh.

  4. Shann on said:

    What a wonderful post! Thank you. I love tea and often forget that I can make my own from my garden. Chamomile is my favorite for soothing anxiety.

  5. Deanna Heiliger on said:

    This is great information! I just love all the ways these herbs can heal and relax!

  6. Laurie Seymour on said:

    This article reminded me of the time in my life when I had dozens and dozens of jars filled with herbs in my basement. I was so intrigued by the energetic properties of them! Great information you have provided here… Thanks!

  7. sheila on said:

    What a great list! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Linda Joy on said:

    What a great list! I love chamomille and wasn’t aware of it’s healing properties -thanks for sharing. I’ll have to try Rosemary next

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>