The Power of Herbal Tea - 10 Teas for Your Body and Soul - Plus Bonus Recipe

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  • Author Stacey Lewis
  • Published October 30, 2020
  • Word count 537

Here are 10 powerful herbal teas for your body and soul plus a bonus recipe!

Fenugreek Seed, Ginger, Hibiscus Flower, Holy Basil, Horehound, Pau d’Arco, Mullein, Nettle Leaf, Senna Leaf, Raspberry Leaf

Fenugreek Seeds - Fenugreek is used to lower blood sugar levels, boost testosterone, increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers, reduce cholesterol levels, lower inflammation and help with appetite control.

Ginger - Ginger is used to boost immunity, relieve nausea, reduce inflammation, fight respiratory problems, improve blood circulation, relieve menstrual discomfort and relieve stress.

Hibiscus Flower - Hibiscus is packed with antioxidants and is used to help lower blood pressure It may help lower blood fat levels, boost liver health and may promote weight loss.

Holy Basil - Holy Basil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is used to treat stress, anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, colds, congestion, coughs, flu, sinusitis, sore throat, lowers blood pressure, and arthritis.

Horehound - Horehound is used to treat problems with digestion including loss of appetite, indigestion, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, liver and gallbladder ailments. It is also used to treat lung and breathing problems including cough, whooping cough, asthma, tuberculosis, bronchitis, and swollen breathing passages.

Pau d’Arco - Pau d’Arco is used to reduce inflammation and promote weight loss. It is also used to help treat conditions such as infections, cancer, diabetes and stomach ulcers.

Mullein - Mullein exhibits antibacterial properties. It is used to treat respiratory conditions, help fight viral infections, relieve issues with sleep, digestive health, joint pain, thyroid issues, headaches, ear Infections and aid tuberculosis treatments

Nettle - Nettle leaf is a gentle diuretic and helps the body to process and flush away toxins. It flushes the kidneys and bladder to prevent and soothe urinary tract infections. Nettle tea is ideal for sodium induced water retention and high blood pressure. It is used to reduce inflammation, treat enlarged prostate symptoms, treat hay fever, lower blood pressure and may aid in controlling blood sugar.

Senna - Senna is used to stimulate bowel movements and alleviate constipation. Senna tea is most commonly used for occasional constipation. Senna has a strong laxative effect.

Red Raspberry Leaf - Red Raspberry Leaf is a good source of nutrients and antioxidants. It is used to relieve premenstrual symptoms (PMS), such as cramping, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and may help shorten labor.

How To Make Herbal Tea

Ingredients

Dried Herbs 1 - 2 tsp

Hot water

Tea cup or infuser cup

Sweetener to taste (optional)

Procedure

Boil water

Add dried herbs to tea cup or infuser cup

Add boiling water

Cover cup or infuser cup with lid

Steep for 3 - 5 minutes

Remover infuser basket

If using a tea cup, use a strainer or cheesecloth to remove the leaves before drinking to prevent throat irritation

Add sweetener to taste (optional)

Sip and enjoy

Where to Buy Herbal Tea

All herbs listed can be found as dried leaves, tea bags, tinctures and capsules in most health food stores and online. You can also purchase them from our Fula Herb Co shop.

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Stacey

Stacey is a mom, author, creator and founder. She is the owner of Fula Herb Co and Website Builder Near Me. Read more of her work here:

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