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Homegrown Herbal Tea Recipes to Comfort Your Body

Homegrown Herbal Tea Recipes to Comfort Your Body
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Whether it’s physical stress on our bodies, or perceived stress from psychological factors, anxiety is all around us and can take a toll on our mental, physical and emotional well-being. I realized that it's going to take time. And fighting it is not enough. We have to embrace it. It's baggage that we'll have to carry the whole life. So, be kind to ourselves.To our body. To your mind. In the previous video, I have showed you 4 herbal tea recipes for better sleep. Now stay with me for another 5 recipes to comfort your body! :)
PRE TIME: 20 min
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
  • - Berry Sage Iced Tea -
  • 10 Fresh Sage Leaves
  • ½ tsp Palm or cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 5 Crushed Raspberries
  • Berries Ice cubes
  • Sage leaf and raspberry, for garnish
  • - Mint Chocolate Tea -
  • Nasturtium Tea cup Fresh mint leaves (chocolate mint & strawberry mint)
  • 1 pinch Ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Dried Apple bits
  • 1 cup Hot water
  • 1 tsp Cocoa/cacao powder
  • - Nasturtium Tea -
  • 1 cup Nasturtium flowers
  • 1 cup Dried nasturtium leaves
  • 1 litre Boiling water
  • Rock sugar, to taste
  • - Tulsi & Signet Marigold Tea -
  • 1 cup Boiling water
  • 1 tsp Fresh tulsi leaves
  • 1 tsp Fresh tulsi flowers
  • 1 tsp Signet marigold flowers
  • 1 tsp Signet marigold leaves
  • - Spiced Hibiscus Tea -
  • 2 tbsp Hibiscus: dried flower, dried stem, dried leaves, seeds
  • 2 cup Boiling water
Berry Sage Iced Tea
Berry Sage Iced Tea
Bring water to a rapid boil in a large saucepan. Remove the pan from heat and add the sage leaves and honey. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before straining out the sage. In a separate container, gently crush the raspberries to release flavor. Once the tea concentrate reaches room temperature, add the fresh berries and tea to a large glass pitcher. Serve in tall glasses over ice cubes or store in the refrigerator for later use. To be safe, limit sage tea intake to one or two cups per day.
Mint Chocolate Tea
Mint Chocolate Tea
In a mug, add fresh mint leaves, ginger, and dried apple bites. Pour hot water over. Use spoon to muddle the mint. Add cocoa powder. Garnish with fresh leaves. If you like cold brew mint tea, serve it over ice and with a few slices of lemon or other fresh fruits.
Nasturtium Tea
Nasturtium Tea
Place the flowers, leaves and buds in the boiling water in a jug. Cover and allow to brew for 15 mins. Strain and drink or use a hair rinse or toner this is also a great spray over plants to protect them against unwanted bugs.
Tulsi & Signet Marigold Tea
Tulsi & Signet Marigold Tea
To make tulsi tea, boil 1 cup of filtered water and pour it over fresh tulsi leaves, fresh tulsi flowers, signet marigold flowers, and signet marigold leaves. Garnish with flowers.
Spiced Hibiscus Tea
Spiced Hibiscus Tea
In a medium tea pot, add the following ingredients of Hibiscus: dried flower, dried stem, dried leaves, seeds. Optionally, you can add pineapple, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. Fill the pot with water and place over medium-high heat. Once the water begins to boil, remove from the heat and allow the tea to steep 10 minutes. Strain the solids from the tea, and serve hot or cold.
Final Notes
Final Notes
Tulsi is a member of the mint family but it's been harvested for 5000 years to use in medicine. Some scientific studies have shown its efficacy as an anti-inflammatory, anxiety treatment, and antioxidant, may relieve symptoms of cold, coughs, flu, sore throat.