Sometimes all we need to relieve tension or just leave a problematic day behind is a good herbal tea. Preparing and drinking herbal tea is a real ritual for some people, a warm hug, a moment we steal just for ourselves. There are several herbal teas suitable for every situation.
People are so used to drinking tea that they don’t think about the influence of the herbs that are in the tea. It’s good that we know more about the ingredients of the tea we drink. In this way, we can also assess which herbs will have the best effect.
Teens are different not only in content but also in the effects they have on the body, organism, and emotional health. Here are some ideas for tone, good mood, and pure organism.
Herbal tea for the digestive system
Composition: anise, dill seed, thyme, and orange
Anise is extremely good for the digestive system. It also helps eliminate bloating. Dill contains flavonoids and potassium, which make it a powerful ally to your digestive system. Thyme has a calming and diuretic effect, helping to cleanse the body. All this is added by the vitamin C-rich orange and its calming influence.
How to prepare: Mix 3 teaspoons of anise seeds, 2 tablespoons of dill seeds, a pinch of thyme, and the juice of one orange. Douse with water and let steam. The tea should be drunk warm.
Relaxing herbal tea
Composition: basil and wild berries.
Basil has powerful antiseptic properties that help with colds and fevers. It also works to reduce tension in the abdomen caused by bloating. Passiflora and wild berries have well-known relaxing properties and are powerful antioxidants.
How to prepare: Mix fresh basil leaves, the tip of a teaspoon of orange leaves, and passiflora leaves. Pour hot water and let steam. Mix the sugar with half a teaspoon of honey.
Herbal tea for a good mood
Ingredients: Chamomile, Wild Mallow, Hawthorn, Rosebuds, and Lavender
Chamomile is well known for its ability to soothe nerves and aid in a good night’s sleep. It acts actively in cases of neuralgia, poor digestion, and inflammation. Hawthorn is used at high levels of stress and against heartbeat and arrhythmia. Wild mallow has a relaxing and soothing effect and at the same time restores the body’s tone. Lavender is well known for its calming effects. And thanks to the good aroma of rosebuds, the tea looks fresh and pleasant and puts you in a good mood.
How to prepare: Combine the ingredients in equal parts. The total amount should not be larger than two teaspoons. Mix, strain, and drink the tea while it is still hot.
Herbal tea for good sleep
Ingredients: Real valerian (Valeriana), lemon balm, hops, and mint
Valerian helps for the proper functioning of the nervous system, has a calming effect, and is an effective remedy for headaches. Lemon balm works to release tension and hops reduce feelings of anxiety and nervousness in the body. The mint, which is rich in vitamins, minerals, and polyphenols, complements the effects of the tea and contributes to healthy sleep.
How to prepare: Mix 80 grams of Valeriana, 40 grams of hops, 30 grams of lemon balm, and 20 grams of mint. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes. The tea is poured off and drunk hot. For good sleep, you should drink a cup in the evening.
Tea for complete detoxification
Ingredients: Alexandrian senna (Senna alexandrina), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), lemon balm, buckthorn.
Alexandrian senna is rich in glycosides, gums, and sugars with strong purifying properties. It stimulates peristalsis and has very good parameters in cases of sluggish intestines and constipation. The effect of Alexandrian senna is enhanced by the effect of buckthorn, which helps with constipation and has a powerful cleansing effect. The intestinal function is improved by the peristalsis stimulating effect of wild fennel and lemon balm. Lemon balm has, among other things, an antimicrobial effect, which helps to completely detoxify the body.
How to prepare: Mix 20 grams of Alexandrian senna, 10 grams of wild fennel, 10 grams of lemon balm, and 10 grams of buckthorn. The tea is boiled for 5 minutes, after which it is drained. The moisture is drunk hot and the recommended intake to regulate stomach and bowel function is twice a day between meals.
Herbal tea for weight loss
Composition: elderberry, dandelion root, mint leaves.
Elderberry has mild laxative and cleansing functions. Dandelion root, a powerful diuretic, enhances its effectiveness and helps normalize liver functions. Mint has healing properties and is a natural disinfectant, very often used for problems with the gastrointestinal tract, facilitating liver function and aiding digestion.
How to prepare: Steam the leaves in boiling water for 5 minutes. Turn off the hotplate and leave it in the water for another 2 minutes. Pour off the water. It is recommended to drink this tea without added sweeteners.
Why turn tea drinking into a ritual?
There is no better natural source of nutrients for the human body than nature’s source. The herbs are known as nature’s chemical laboratories. An herb has many uses and effects. The combination of different herbs in the form of tea is not only a beautiful and tasty drink but also something useful.
Herbal tea or herbal infusion can respond to the individual needs of each person related to improving tone, emotional balance, and the overall condition of the body. That’s why you shouldn’t give up the little pleasure called tea, no matter the season.