Saturday, July 24, 2010
Healing Herbs From The Gardens~
Tea has become such a familiar drink that we have forgot it is also a potent medicinal herb.
The Chinese have been drinking tea since around 3000 B.C. and regard it as a good stimulant, an astringent for clearing phlegm, and a digestive remedy.
The three types of tea--green, black, and oolong are made from the same species.
Research shows that some green teas appear to reduce the risk of stomach cancer.
"Herbal Tea" is not a correct term...herbal infusions are called "Tisanes" if they are blended with a tea leaf then they are termed "herbal blends."
I believe there is a lot to be said for blends...the best of both benefits.
Many think herb tisanes and herbal blends only work for hot drinks...this is so not true. Ice cold herbal tisanes and blends are awesome.
Experiment...add a bit of stevia for sweetness and some fruit slices such as orange, strawberries and blueberries....yummy~
Visit Sage Hill Farms website for all your herbal needs...including Tisanes and herbal blends. They pack a powerful punch in many ways.
Bea Kunz...have a peaceful Sunday.