The benefit of herbal tea
Herbal teas are such a delight not only for its fine taste but also for its healing benefits. Many persons enjoy herbal teas drinking them as ice tea or as a hot beverage, but no matter how we drink them we can be assured that we are giving our bodies just what it needs to improve our health.
Herbal teas are made from plant roots, seeds, fruits and of course herbs. Here is a link that you can follow on how to grow herbs.
From one generation to the next
Here where I live in the Bahamas these teas have been pass down from one generation to the next. The old (Seniors ) timers as we call them in my country, lived long healthy and productive lives, people in their 70s and beyond still cooking, baking, cleaning house, washing clothes and doing all of those things they did when they were much younger.
One of the things that this older generation did that keep them going besides eating healthy was drinking herbal teas that they called bush tea or bush medicine. Some of these teas were made from a vine known as love vine which they beat, boil and then adding the rest of the ingredients drank to maintain their strength. Life leaf was widely us along with fever grass and creases which I hated also to make herbal teas.
Cerasee grows wild in many places and what my parents did was collect this herb out of the wild, wash it boil it added a little salt, sour and they would tell you to drink it to get rid of the flu, man I tell you that was terrible, you drink that and you wanted to scream for your mama, that’s how awful it tasted but it worked wonders.
Different package same product
Now in this day and time, we can enjoy many of them because of how they are packaged and used. You can now buy them as a delightful drink, tea bags, and even powder form. It is just so amazing how this tea have come such a long way and how they are prepared are so different. You can still find a few being prepared the old way.
Herbal tea and their use
There are so many kinds of herbal teas that we can discuss, but it is beyond the scope of this article, however, we will be looking at a few of them to see how they benefit us. Check out this link for more herb use and their vitamin content. garden herbs that contain healing wonders.
Benefit of herbal tea
A. Catnip – Is a good choice for those that experience problems such as craps in bowels, gas and colic.
B. Green tea – Is packed with antioxidants which help in promoting immune system health, helps to lower blood pressure, reduce free radicals, and also helps to reduce cancer.
C. Peppermint tea – Helps to reduce stomach pain, upset stomach, helping to clear the head of head cold, helps to reduce vomiting and many other ailments.
D. Chamomile – Helps relax you, helps with digestion, It helps to reduce stress giving a person a good night sleep also helps to fight insomnia.
E. Ginger – Good to relieve stomach pain, aids the digestive system, motion sickness, and vomiting.
F. Cinnamon tea – Helps by strengthening our immune system and weight loss.
G. Echinacea – Helps to relieve sore throat, reduces inflammation and also helps to give the immune system a boost.
H. Garlic – Helps to purify the blood, relieves sore throat, fights infection, lowers blood pressure and helps to reduce heart disease.
These are just a few of many that have healing properties and can really benefit us in so many ways so let’s take full advantage of these herbs and experience their healing wonders.