A Look Inside My Tea Cupboard

Herbal teas are an exceptional way to consume a wide range of plant-based vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, and so much more.
The simple ritual of boiling water, selecting the herbs, and steeping, is such a nice way to start, (or end!) the day. 
Note – Pregnant, and breast feeding women please consult with your doctor, and/or midwife  before using medicinal herbs.

 

Stinging Nettle 

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Anyone that knows me, knows I’m a nettle lover. 
Nettle is one of nature’s best remedies for an assortment of ailments including: anemia, high blood pressure, rheumatism, arthritis, coughs and colds, congestion, urinary tract infections, and kidney and bladder problems…Oh, so many things.
But I have other teas in my magic cupboard too!

 

Elderberry- The life of the party, seriously.

 

Elderflower- Elderberry’s partner. Immune booster. Some say the flowers are even more effective than the berries. If you’re ordering berries, order the flowers too and use both!

 

Cinnamon sticks- Warming, nourishing, boosts digestion, balances blood sugar, great flavour.

 

Ginger- Warming, dries mucus + tastes good!

 

Cardamom- As with the other spices, its warming, good for the phlegmmy stuff and it tastes amazing. 

 

Echinacea- Stimulates immune function, so much that it can shorten the duration of your cold. Great for coughs, a sore throat and headaches.

 

Mullein- Personal favourite for dried out chronic coughs. I always put this in my elder elixir.

 

Cleavers- Excellent lymphatic stimulant. Purifies blood and kidneys. Expels toxins. 

 

Orange peel- Warming and energy moving.

 

Lemon peel- Cooling and energy moving.

 

Rosehips- Great source of vitamin C. 

 

Thyme- A favourite lung lovin’ herb. Mood boosting. High in vitamin C + A. 

 

Bee balm + oregano- Antimicrobial, bloody delicious, slightly zingy & spicy. 

 

Juniper- Antimicrobial. Helpful with heartburn and indigestion. A diuretic, helping with bloating and water retention. 

 

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You can spice up a big glass of life sustaining water with herbs too!

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