Herbal Teas- Page 3

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Parsley Tea

Parsley contains vitamin C, vitamins A, vitamin K and vitamin B12.  Vitamin C and vitamin A are both powerful antioxidants, which destroy free radicals, thereby protecting your body from serious illnesses

Parsley contains minerals such as folic acid, as well as potassium. Parsley is anti-inflammatory and aids in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This tea helps to flush toxins out of the body. It assists in keeping the kidneys healthy. It relieves menstrual pain. Parsley has been used successfully as an aid for slimming.

How to make parsley tea

Place fresh parsley in a cup.

Add boiling water  and cover.

Allow to steep for five minutes.

Remove parsley. Add honey to taste.

Peppermint Tea- Help to lose weight

Peppermint Tea helps you burn calories as it speeds up the digestive process. Good for weight lose. It also promotes digestion. Peppermint tea contains antibacterial properties. Peppermint tea has a high flavor of mint because of its menthol content.  It contains vitamin B, as well as calcium, potassium and phosphorous.  Potassium helps in keeping your heart beat normal. This tea may be used for treating nausea. It also relieves the symptoms of abdominal gas and bloating. Use this tea if you suffer from insomnia and heartburn.  Peppermint tea has been used in folk remedies for the treatment of sinus problems, headaches, colds, flu and arthritis. This herbal tea also has the ability to keep the brain alert.

 How to make peppermint tea

Dry peppermint leaves in the sun until they are dry and brittle. The leaves must be torn in half.

Place one tablespoon of the dried leaves in cup. Add boiling water. Cover. Let stand for five minutes.

Strain and add honey to taste.

 Raspberry Tea

Raspberry tea is high in potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamin B, which make it helpful in the treatment of nausea, insomnia, diarrhea, eye ailments, sore throat, mouth ulcers, rheumatism, to keep the prostate gland healthy. Potassium helps to keep the heart beat regular. This herbal tea has a high content of vitamin C. Gargle with an infusion of raspberry tea for preventing and treating gum disease. For the treatment of infertility, drink three or more cups daily.  Raspberry tea is beneficial for woman as it helps balance hormones. During pregnancy, it strengthens the uterus.

 Making Raspberry Tea

Place one teaspoon of dried, chopped raspberry leaves in cup.

Fill with boiling water.

Cover the cup and leave to steep for five minutes.

 Rosehips Tea

Rose hip tea is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and antiseptic. It is a blood tonic. Rose hip contain a high content of vitamin C, vitamin A, which is an antioxidant that neutralizes the free radicals in the body that have been linked to the cause of many diseases, like cancer, heart disease, arthritis and others. The antioxidants reduce the cholesterol level in the body. The vitamin A keeps the skin elastic and prevents wrinkles. Rose hips tea regulates blood sugar levels and is helpful for diabetics. Rose hips tea contains vitamin E, vitamin K and the B vitamins and minerals, selenium and magnesium. They also contain fructose, citric acid, tannins, zinc, phosphorus and potassium. Rose hips tea assist in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, it helps to reduce the stiffness and joint inflammation. It lifts depression, eases urinary ailments and helps the kidneys. Rosehips tea may be used for the treatment of diarrhea, flu, asthma, gallstones and gall bladder ailments. Rose hips tea clears toxins from the body. It relieves fluid retention and eliminates wastes through the kidneys. Rose hips tea prevents infection of the digestive tract. It also removes toxins from the liver. Rosehips tea is antioxidant rich, and effective in helping the body burn fat. It assist with weight lose.

How to make rosehips tea

Place one or two teaspoons of dried rose hips in cup

Add boiling water. Cover.

Let stand for ten minutes. Strain and drink.

Rosemary Tea

Rosemary tea is a powerful source of antioxidants, which help to neutralize the free radicals which have been linked to cause diseases like cancer, heart disease, arthritis and other illnesses.  Rosemary contains vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, riboflavin and folic acid. It also contains iron, calcium, copper and magnesium. Rosemary tea boosts the immune system, improves blood circulation and memory.  Increases blood flow to the brain. This tea may also help with Alzheimer’s.  Rosemary tea has anti-inflammatory compounds, which help with arthritis and osteoarthritis. This tea is good for eyesight.  Used for the treatment of depression, Keeps heart healthy, regulates blood pressure, promotes a healthy nervous system.

How to make rosemary tea

Place one teaspoon of dried rosemary in a cup.

Add boiling water. Cover.

Let stand for five minutes. Strain and add honey if needed.

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea has antioxidant properties, which may, ward off diseases, as well as the signs of aging. Rooibos lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Rooibos is high in vitamin C and other minerals.  Rooibos contains calcium, good for bones and teeth, magnesium for healthy nervous system. As well as iron, and zinc. This tea also helps with eczema. Rooibos tea has anti-inflammatory properties, which can keep the heart healthy, also helps with arthritis, and protects you from cancer.

 Sage Tea – Helps with weight lose.

Sage tea has antioxidants that fight free radicals that have been linked to the cause of serious illnesses. Sage tea protects you from cancer and a healthy heart. This tea prolongs life.  Sage tea is anti-inflammatory and may prevent Alzheimer’s. It assists with memory retention. Good for students who are studying. It heals sore throats, as well as mouth ulcers. Sage tea produces natural estrogen and can be used for menopause symptoms. This tea has sugar lowering effects and is used by diabetics. It also improves your metabolism and promotes weight loss. It purifies your blood. This herbal tea can dry up phlegm, and may be used to treat flu and headaches.

 How to make sage tea

Place a teaspoon of dried sage in cup

Add boiling water. Cover.

Let stand for five minutes. Strain and add honey if required.

 Star Anise Herbal Tea – Helps to lose weight.

Star Anise tea promotes digestion. Antioxidant rich teas are effective at helping the body burn fat. Star Anise can be used in the treatment of diarrhea and nausea. This tea is known to promote vitality. Star Anise can strengthen the body`s immune system.  It is also helpful with urinary and respiratory infections. Star Anise contains vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, phosphorous and small amounts of vitamin B. Be careful when picking Star Anise, as it looks similar to Japanese Star Anise, which is toxic.

How to make Star Anise Tea

Place whole pod in cup. Add hot water. Cover. Steep the tea for three minutes.

Strain and sweeten with honey.

 Stinging Nettle Tea

Stinging nettle tea is an anti-inflammatory. It removes uric acid from the joints. Stinging nettle tea is rich in minerals, calcium, iron and potassium.  Potassium assists with keeping the heart beat normal. Stinging nettle detoxifies the system. This tea is used for arthritis, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, anemia, asthma, high blood pressure, eczema, kidney and bladder infections, prevents hemorrhaging. Protects against prostate cancer, also reduces prostate enlargement. Stinging nettle strengthens the immune system. It also relieves menopause symptoms. This tea helps with the treatment of diabetes and purifies the blood.

 How to make stinging nettle tea

Place a few dried stinging nettle leaves in a cup. Add boiling water.

Cover and let stand for fifteen minutes. Strain and drink.

 St. Johns Wort Tea

St Johns Wort tea is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It may be used for preventing heart palpitations, insomnia and depression.

 How to make St. Johns Wort Tea.

Place a teaspoon of dried St. Johns wort in a cup.

Add hot water. Steep the tea for ten minutes. Strain and add honey to sweeten.

 Tumeric Tea

Tumeric tea has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant. The antioxidants protect you from free radicals which have been linked to serious diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer’s. The active ingredient in tumeric is curcumin. Tumeric lowers the risk of heart disease and cancer. The anti-inflammatory properties make it very effective in treating arthritis. It is also used to ease asthma. Tumeric benefits brain function as well. It lowers blood cholesterol. It is anti-bacterial, and helpful in treating eczema and fungal infections. Take one teaspoon in a cup of boiling water, once a day.

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