Common Healing Herbal Teas

Chamomile teabags can be found in most grocery stores.  It contains calming and relaxing properties and helps relieve you of anxiety, stress and insomnia.  It also plays a role of relieving stomach pains, heartburn and acid reflux.



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Commonly found as a loose herb, lemon balm tea is a delicious relaxing tea.  Like chamomile tea, this tea also provides your body with relief from stress and anxiety.  It too will help you get a restful sleep.

You can find raspberry leaf tea as both a loose herb and bagged.  It contains soothing properties and is excellent in relieving pain from sore gums and mouth sores.

While as an herb or a tea, ginger is very popular.  It contains anti-inflammatory properties.  Therefore, it is an excellent pain reliever.  If you have an upset stomach or suffer from heartburn, this tea is soothing to your digestive system.  This pain fighting property also is effective in relieving headaches and arthritic pain.  It is a natural blood thinner.  This herb is excellent in promoting cardiovascular health by lowering your blood pressure.

Thyme is an excellent source of many minerals that boost the immune system.  The next time you have a cold or the Flu, drinking thyme tea will help alleviate the symptoms.  Drinking it every day may even prevent you from getting sick in the first place.

Creating a tea with these herbs is relatively easy and enjoyable. It allows you to see what God provides for you in your own backyard. Making the tea is just as healthy an drinking it, your body and mind slow down as you are anticipating that first sip. Even as you lift that warm cup and inhale the fragrances gives you a piece of mind by putting you in a state of relaxation.

While leaves or flowers are a common ingredient in homemade herbal teas, you can also use bark, such as cinnamon, or roots, such as ginger. Each requires a different process to prepare tea. If you are just using leaves all you need do is boil a cup of hot water, add 2-3 leaves and allow the tea to steep for ten to twenty minutes. However, if you are using bark or root, it will take a little longer time. You first need to boil the bark or root for three to five minutes before you steep it in the cup of water. Before you add the bark or root to the water, you need to strain it in an infuser. Since some of the medicinal properties may escape from the water while you are steeping it, make sure you keep the cup covered to prevent the benefits from evaporating.

Excellent Tea Combinations

 

Rosehips are high in vitamins, especially Vitamins A and C. It is loaded with antioxidants and it excellent to include in your diet if you want to have a healthy heart. For this tea make a half cup of green tea and add 1 teaspoon each of rose hips and peppermint. Allow the tea to steep 5 to 10 minutes before drinking. The peppermint is excellent if you are suffering from constipation.

If you suffer from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) or have painful menstrual cycles, add a teaspoon each of gingerroot, dandelion root, dried chamomile leaves and dried raspberry leaves to a cup of hot water. These all help with bloating and are excellent pain relievers.

Ginger is also very good for your heart since it is a natural blood thinner and plays a role in reducing cholesterol and lowering blood pressure. Add a teaspoon each of ground ginger, dried chamomile flowers and fennel seed to a cup of hot water. Allow the tea to sit for 10 minutes before drinking

Lemongrass helps cleanse your digestive system. It is an excellent tea to drink if you are trying to lose weight. Add a teaspoon of lemongrass to a cup of hot water. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Adding a teaspoon of honey to this tea make a delicious beverage will help curb your hunger.



Cranberry is excellent in removing toxins from your kidneys and helps prevent kidney stones from forming. Boil water and fill a cup until it is ¾. Put a black tea bag in it. Heat up ¼ of water in the microwave and add it to the black tea. Top it off with a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. While black tea was a large concentration of caffeine, this tea acts as a powerful appetite suppressant. Cinnamon, while it is a natural sweetener, contains a compound called catechin which helps burn fat at a faster rate.






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