The tea blend I will talk about today is made out of plants picked up while hiking and one of the ingredients was picked up by my mom (yes, I did the passion for medicinal herbs from her).
As I mentioned before in one of my previous posts, one of the activities I like is to go out in the nature. Because I enjoy breathing the fresh air and whenever I have the chance, I also pick up plants for tea.
I know many types of plants which can be used for tea. I learned them from my mom. even if I don’t know all their benefits, I am picking them up and I learn about them from tea books. Learn how to dry your own herbs for tea at home from my older post.
The blend of herbs I made, is good for relieving pains, cramps and it soothes coughs and much more. You will find the benefits of each plant described below.
- Shepherd’s purse
- Wild Marjoram
- Breckland Thyme
Each of the ingredients have their own benefits and the ones I specified above are the common ones. I am describing below the individual benefits for each of them.
Shepherd’s purse helps with:
- Bladder infections
- Kidney disease
- Low blood pressure
- Menstrual cramps
- Premenstrual syndrome
Yarrow helps with:
- Common cold
- Loss of appetite
- Gastrointestinal tract discomfort
- Some people chew the fresh leaves to relieve toothache.
Wild Marjoram helps with:
- Improving appetite
- Relieving nausea
- Eliminating flatulence
- Reduce the risk of hypertension
- Muscle spasms
- Relieving insomnia
- Reducing stress
Breckland Thyme helps with:
- Relieve indigestion
- Nerve tonic
- Stress relieve
You will need:
– 2 teaspoons of the blend previously prepared.
– 200ml of water (ideally filtered water)
To prepare this tea, bring water to boil.
Fill a strainer with 2 tablespoons of the herbal blend. Put it in a mug and pour the boiling water.
Let the mug sit and allow steeping, covered, between 5 to 15 minutes, depending on how strong you want the taste to be. By covering the mug you will enhance the properties of the herbal tea.
Drink it as many times you need to sooth pains, cramps or cough. You can also use each ingredient separately to make tea if you one to benefit from any of their extra benefits.