Grandma’s remedies: a herbal tea for every ailment


Grandma’s remedies: a herbal tea for every ailment

Herbal teas have several benefits, in addition to promoting hydration: for every ailment or need, here is the right herbal tea to prepare.

The infusions are an easy and pleasant way to enjoy the plant benefits , the important thing is knowing how to choose the type right on the basis of its objective. A cup of herbal tea is in fact a pleasant ritual that can be inserted daily into the routine, as a time to relax and to enjoy this drink with a pleasant flavor but with absolutely negligible caloric value.herbal teas have several benefits and help to take in water throughout the dayTo this end, it would logically be preferable to limit the addition of sugar by using, for those who wish, a wedge of lemon or grated ginger to make them more pleasant. Precisely because they have no caloric value and do not contain caffeine, herbal teas can be consumed at will during the day, thus also contributing to the intake of water which, for proper hydration, should be about 2 liters per day. Even during the summer, herbal teas can be prepared and then consumed cold. Another positive aspect of consuming herbal teas during the day is to use them to block, control or reduce the feeling of hunger outside of meals, for example before dinner or after dinner.

Preparing an herbal tea is not complicated and is within everyone’s reach, just a few tools are enough: a kettle or an enameled or stainless steel saucepan; a teapot; a colander or a ball infuser and a cup. Let’s see some examples of herbal teas useful for specific objectives .

 

  1. Herbal tea for hoarseness and bronchitis . To prepare an herbal tea that will bring relief to the respiratory tract (and in particular to the throat), you will need to get the erisimo . Its common name is Singers’ Weed  and is found commercially in the form of loose weed, mother tincture, or syrup. For your herbal tea you will need a tablespoon of erisimo for each cup of boiling water; leave it for 20 minutes to infuse, filter and drink.
  2. Herbal tea for seasonal ailments . The  ginger  fresh has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and is perfect for relieving and fight small seasonal ailments such as sore throats and colds. The  mint , in addition to its unmistakable aroma and fresh, also has anti-inflammatory and stimulant for the body. With its mucilage  , mallow  helps to quell coughs, colds and even sore throats, for a faster recovery. To prepare the ideal herbal tea you need: 2 slices of fresh ginger, 1 teaspoon of dried mint, 1 teaspoon of mallow flowers, to be left to infuse in 250 ml of water for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Calming herbal tea . The lavender , combined with chamomile , is suitable as a sedative. An herbal tea with 30 g of chamomile flowers and 30 g of lavender flowers before going to sleep induces sleep and calms the nerves.
  4. Thirst-quenching herbal tea . Mint herbal tea has a fresh and delicate taste, is digestive and thirst-quenching and is a natural tonic for the body. It can be enjoyed both in winter, when hot, and in summer, fresh and light. To prepare it, infuse about 50 g of mint in a cup of boiling water and cover for about 5 minutes.
  5. Draining herbal tea . In order to achieve this, the birch helps to drain the stagnation of liquids, while the dandelion stimulates diuresis and is purifying, also promoting the elimination of waste. How to prepare it? Put 3 tablespoons of dried dandelion flowers and 2 teaspoons of dried birch leaves in a saucepan of boiling water. First bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat by adding the herbs and leaving it to infuse for 15 minutes. All that remains is to filter and drink.
  6. Herbal tea to promote sleep . In this case, 3 ingredients can be used to facilitate sleep: valerian , ideal for calming the nervous stages with a mild sedative effect; the balm , ideal against stress and nervousness; and uppol , also with a relaxing and sedative action to ward off insomnia. The necessary for this herbal tea is 250 ml of water, 30 g of valerian, 10 g of hops and 20 g of lemon balm. Blend the herbs while the water is boiling. Turn off the heat and pour in a teaspoon of the relaxing herbal blend. Cover and wait 7 minutes. Filter and drink the herbal tea with half a teaspoon of wildflower honey. Ideal herbal tea against nervousness and stress that occur in the evening.
  7. Herbal tea for a flat stomach . Herbal teas to deflate the belly have the following objectives: to prevent or absorb intestinal gas, improve digestion, counter constipation, relax the muscles and relieve painful spasms. Among the different herbs with which we can obtain these benefits are  fennel and anise . Specifically, you need 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds, 1 tablespoon of anise seeds and a cup of water. Just boil the seeds for about ten minutes, then filter and drink after meals.

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