Loose leaf tea can be helpful for many ailments such as IBD, depression, headaches, anxiety, stress to name a few. As well as enhancing your vitality and strengthening your immune system. Make it your ritual to sit, relax, put your feet up, and enjoy a pot of herbal loose leaf tea. I have listed below some popular herbs and their benefits.
STINGING NETTLE Stinging nettle is used as an excellent blood cleanser. It also has anti – inflammatory agents. It is used widely throughout the world and because of its high content of calcium, magnesium, iron sodium, potassium and vitamins it is recommended as a blood cleanser and is used too treat many blood disorders.
THYME Thyme promotes the flow of mucus making it an excellent herb for bronchitis, whooping cough, asthma, pneumonia and any inflammation of the throat and nasal passages. It has been used for many years to aid digestion and can be taken many ways such as tea, mouthwash, applied as an ointment, or inhaled as an essential oil. Also because of Thyme’s antiseptic qualities, it is also useful for all kinds of infections, whether it be fungal, viral or bacterial.
LADY’S MANTLE Lady’s mantle is a well known herb for strengthening the uterus in women who are likely to miscarry. It also helps to control heavy menstrual bleeding. As a tea it is a tonic to the womb and associated tissues so that problems with painful or heavy periods and the changes that come with menopause are eased.
HOREHOUND Horehound can be used to treat many ailments. Used externally horehound may be used to treat a range of skin conditions. Taken internally horehound soothes a cough and is good for bronchial problems. Horehound also promotes sweating, and therefore helps to reduce fever. It also stimulates the flow and secretion of bile from the gallbladder, thereby aiding digestion.
PEPPERMINT The leaves and stem of the peppermint Herb have a high oil content and is the part of the plant used medicinally. Peppermint is used for many ailments including heart burn, nausea, motion sickness, cold or influenza, tension headaches and flatulence. Peppermint helps the flow of digestive juices, and can also be used to aid bowel problems such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
STEVIA LEAF Stevia is a fantastic substitute for sugar. It has many advantages over saccharine such as being non toxic, sweeter than saccharine, does not need any processing, cheap and very healthy.