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Herbal teas to put on your grocery list

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Herbal teas to put on your grocery list

Herbal teas make a unusual, relaxing and low calorie drinks. Herbs are delicious, fragrant and have a positive impact on our health. Let’s take the mystery out of the herbal teas and discover together which teas are good for which symptoms:

  • Nettle
  • Calendula
  • Yarrow
  • Dandelion

 

 

Herbs Nettle

nettle herb

Nettle

 

Nettle is made with the leaves of stinging nettle, named for the tiny hairs on the fresh leaves which can sting the skin. Despite it’s rough exterior, nettle is one of the best remedies for various ailments: anemia, high blood pressure, coughs and colds, congestion, unitary tract infections and kidney and many other problems. It also seems to be effective in reducing pain and producing a sedative effect. Nettle leaf is very high in Chlorophyll and Vitamins C and A. It contains trace minerals and is also known as a blood purifier.

 

 

 

Herbs Calendula

calendula herb

Calendula

 

Calendula has long been used to relieve inflammation of the mouth, throat, and stomach. This lovely marigoldlike flower is considered a vulnerary agent, a substance that promotes healing. Calendula also has anti-inflammatory and weak antimicrobial activity. Its properties make it applicable to reduce fever, treating sore throat and mouth, menstrual cramps, as well as in cancer therapy.

Calendula has a high content of flavonoids, chemicals that act as anti-oxidants in the body. Anti-oxidants are thought to protect body cells from damage caused by  chemical process called oxidation.

 

 

Herbs Yarrow

yarrow

Yarrow

 

Yarrow is highly known and widely used in herbal medicines and supplied either externally or internally. The entire plant is used, both dried and fresh and is best when gathered while in flower. Flower of yarrow contain about 50 % more active ingredients than other parts of the plant Yarrow is suggested for the following uses: loss of appetite, indigestion or heartburn, as a diuretic, to increase urine flow, irregular menstrual cycle), menstrual cramps and pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, to fight infection, fever (brings temperature down through sweating), to reduce bleeding, wound healing.

 

 

 Herbs Dandelion

dandelion

Dandelion

 

While many people think of the dandelion as a pesky weed, lucky for us, it is also an excellent food and herbal medicine: it’s chock full of vitamins A, C, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. It is a good place to get B complex vitamins, organic sodium, and even vitamin D. Dandelion roots and leaves are used to treat liver problems, kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn, and upset stomach. It is often used to treat fever, boils, eye problems, diabetes, and diarrhea.

 

Dandelion contains protein too, more than spinach. It has been eaten for thousands of years and used to treat anemia, scurvy, blood disorders, and depression.

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