Comforting and aromatic, the herbal teas if each plant is unique, we can mix the plants according to our needs for even more effectiveness. There are plants for all tastes and all the family.
The secrets of herbal tea
From ready-made bags to loose seeds and flowers, herbal teas are everywhere, in our supermarkets as well as in organic stores.we can consume it at any time of the day, instead of tea or coffee according to our desires.Thyme, lime, agastache, fennel, chamomile, nettle, sage... The list of plants is long, as are their benefits.
What are herbal teas made of ?
To make herbal teas, we use aromatic and medicinal plants. According to the plant, we will use the flowers, the seeds, the roots. Indeed, each part of the plants has specific properties.
How to make an organic herbal tea ?
There are two ways to make herbal tea:
- The decoction, which consists in plunging the plant in cold water then to carry to boiling.
- The infusion, on the contrary, requires to pour the dried plants in the non-boiling water.
In the case of the decoction, the water must be boiled for a few minutes (depending on the plant and/or the part used). The infusion is much simpler, since it is enough to let the plant infuse a few minutes in a cup to drink the still hot tea.
Where to find plants for herbal tea ?
Herbal tea plants can be found in several places:
- In supermarkets with ready-to-use infusions.
- In pharmacies.
- In an organic herbalist's shop preferably.
- In his garden, quite simply.
In bags or in bulk, herbal tea comes in many forms. However, try to choose organic infusions, which contain less pesticides than others.
Why drink herbal tea ?
In addition to its pleasant taste and the well-being it brings, herbal tea has health attributes that should not be overlooked.
The best known is undoubtedly its effect on digestion. It is not for nothing that we take out the cups of digestive tea at the end of the evening meal !
Anise and lemon balm are also very good candidates: organic lemon balm leaves to calm stomach aches, anise to reduce bloating and intestinal disorders.
Plant and garden
If you have a garden, do not deprive yourself to make your own infusions. The aromatic plants so, don't hesitate to plant thyme, sage or mint.
No garden? Head to the organic infusions in bags or in bulk.
Precautions for use
Medicinal plants contain active ingredients. If they are good for your health, you must be careful to respect the dosage and ask for advice from a pharmacist or herbalist.
Some plants can be dangerous for children and pregnant women.
They may also conflict with medical treatment.
Taking care of yourself with plants is not always easy, you can also find advice and opinions in an online organic herbalist shop, but if in doubt, the opinion of a health professional is recommended.
List of different herbal teas
The cinnamon tea helps a good digestion by calming stomach aches (like cramps). It can also replace coffee in case of fatigue. In addition, and thanks to its antiviral action.
Ideal for stressed people, the hibiscus has calming virtues and reduces mild hypertension. Take three cups ofinfusion of hibiscus flowers per day, either in sachet form or in bulk. You can mix it with one to two grams of chamomile, for more sweetness.
The nettle is one of the most famous medicinal plants, with properties analgesics and diuretics. Just let infuse the roots or dried leaves to soothe your pain. The nettle tea is ideal for constipation.
Nettle is easily found in organic stores in the form of dried leaves (sachet, bulk).
The benefits of organic chamomile tea are numerous. It is not for nothing that it is often found in the form of infusion and decoction.
It is a relaxing herbal tea. Its flowers have very sought after calming properties. In addition, it also helps digestion by alleviating stomach aches.you can drink four cups a day.
Prepare your clove tea by letting two or three cloves infuse in a cup for ten minutes, add a little honey if you wish, and leave your digestive problems behind you aphrodisiac...
The fennel tea is prepared from the seeds, and brings a digestive well-being if you are looking for a cough tea, fennel can also help you. To make your infusion, put one to three grams of seeds in boiling water and let infuse for five to ten minutes.
Raspberry leaf tea
Of all the medicinal plants, raspberry leaves are the allies of women. With its properties antispasmodics, the raspberry leaf tea to prepare it, one sachet or two to three grams of dried leaves for 200 ml of water will be enough for one cup.
The ginger roots, to be used in decoctions, are known for to relieve nausea. But it is for all digestive disorders that they are good. In addition to that, the pungent and refreshing taste of the ginger tea helps to soothe sore throats.
Peppermint leaves are used for digestive problems they also fight against sore throat and bad breath. The fresh taste of the peppermint tea is family friendly, but should not be given to children under six years of age.
L'rosemary infusion helps to fall asleep, to digest, calms the stomach aches.very good for the skin, it is also antibacterial and antimycotic. Let infuse its leaves in hot water a few minutes before tasting.
Sore throat, rum, difficult digestion? L'infusion of sage leaves is the solution to everyday worries thanks to the properties of anti-inflammatories of the plant. Attention however to limit your consumption if you are pregnant, this plant being able to cause contractions with high dose.
If they do not have magical properties like the wand, organic elderflowers are still very effective on respiratory disorders, urinary tract infections and digestion. In general, three cups per day of elderberry tea, after each meal.
The taste will not please everyone, nevertheless, with a little honey, theinfusion of thyme leaves and above all, it is very powerful against the respiratory infections. It is the tea against cough! Perfect for the winter thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial virtues, thyme will also be of great comfort in case of cold.
Do you want to relax? L'lime tree infusion is an herbal tea anti-stress very effective. Since ancient times, this aromatic plant has been used to fight against nervous disorders, fatigue and anxiety. Moreover, the lime is very good for the digestion.
Vervain is probably the most famous infusion to fight against sleep problems. With it, stress and anxiety give way to more calm and serenity. Good for digestion, a cup of verbena tea will help you get a good night's sleep without digestive problems.
Lavender herbal tea
With its antispasmodic, diuretic and sedative properties, lavender is a relaxing plant with a fragrance that reminds of the sun and vacations. It will help you to calm your nervousness and will have a beneficial action on your renal system. Make infuse its flowers and enjoy its perfume.
Agastache is an ornamental plant of which certain varieties are edible. Expectorant, it helps to clear the bronchi in case of cough. The flowers and leaves of organic agastache are used fresh or dried, and can be found in bags or in bulk.