Useful properties of herbal teas. As you know, everything new is well forgotten old. And in this case, it is directly related to tea, namely to herbal tea. Remember how delicious tea your grandmother gave you in childhood. That’s right – herbal, with chamomile and mint, hunter and Melissa.
Today, many seek to use natural products, and herbal tea consists only of natural ingredients but still does not contain caffeine, unlike regular tea and coffee. And this is of considerable importance, because the nervous modern man who lives in a huge metropolis, and so overexcited.
Useful properties of herbal teas
Herbal tea can be different:
In any case, it will be very useful. In addition, you can collect herbs for future tea and mix them in the proportion that you want. If you decide not to buy herbs in a pharmacy, but to collect them yourself, you should follow these rules:
- Do not collect everything, only what is one hundred percent sure;
- When picking leaves of raspberry and strawberry, tear from one plant by leaf, so as not to harm it;
- Flowers of wild rose and lime blossom should be completely dissolved;
- It is only necessary to collect herbs and fruits dry, not in the early morning when there is still dew on the grass.
- Berries must be fully ripe;
- Herbs are mostly harvested in early summer when they bloom.
- Do not pick herbs and berries along the highway; they will do more harm than good.
Various herbs have their own healing properties. For example, using barberry, strawberry leaves and rowan fruits can reduce pressure, hawthorn and nettle – strengthen the cardiovascular system, lemongrass and rosemary – increase pressure, lemongrass and Aralia have a tonic effect, lavender, and clover – help to cope with a headache, remove insomnia with St. John’s wort and valerian root, and to enhance immunity, drink herbal tea with rosehip, ginseng, and Eleutherococcus.
Store dried herbs and fruits should be in separate bags of paper or cloth. If they smell very strong – in separate glass containers. The shelf life of herbs and flowers is one to two years, the roots are two to three, and the fruits are up to four years.
But to make herbal tea correctly is an art. If it is tea from flowers, it should be brewed only in a porcelain kettle, filled with boiling water, and then allowed to brew for five to ten minutes. If you use leaves, they need to boil for a couple of minutes.
Dried fruits before brewing is crushed, poured boiling water and insist for half an hour, wrapped in a warm towel. When brewing the roots, they are first crushed, then brought to a boil and stewed over low heat for about ten minutes. In any case, if the tea is brewed correctly, it will have a bright taste and unforgettable aroma. In addition, the composition of herbal tea has a huge amount of vitamins, enzymes and biologically active substances.
Here are some examples of properties of herbal teas:
- Melissa, chamomile, thyme (grass), yarrow. All in the same proportions. Calming effect.
- John’s wort, hawthorn fruits, peppermint – in equal shares.
- Chamomile, thyme, pepper mat – in equal proportions. This tea will have a tonic effect.
- Leaves of nettle, strawberry, and raspberry. All mix in equal parts. Tea improves digestion, eliminates bloating.
- Stinging nettle, dog rose (fruits), leaves of black currant. All components in equal shares. This tea will saturate your body with vitamins.
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