Following some recommendations, it will be easy to collect raw materials for herbal tea. The main thing to remember is that not all herbs are combined with each other. Therefore, do not mix everything.
How to cook herbs for herbal tea yourself, when, what and how much herbal tea to drink, recipes for vitamin herbal tea and slimming tea.
So, raspberry, blackberry or strawberry leaves should be healthy and fully developed. A few leaves from each plant will be enough to get the desired taste and aroma of herbal tea.
When collecting flowering plants such as thyme, St. John’s wort or mint, do not pick plants with flowers that will bear fruit. Linden, rosehip or jasmine flowers should be fully open at the time of collection.
For herbal tea, it is recommended to use only well-ripened fruits. The ideal time to collect herbs is the beginning of the flowering period. Herbs are harvested in dry weather when there is no rain and dew. After the raw material is collected, it must be well dried, avoiding blackening and decay. For long-term storage of herbs, a darkened and well-ventilated room is suitable.
Herbal Tea Properties.
Some drinks are designed to improve the general condition, strengthen immunity. Others are used to lose weight or cure diseases. Vitamin herbal teas are especially popular..
There are a lot of recipes for their preparation. They differ from other drinks in this series by aroma, taste and color, since field and forest herbs and fruits are used in their preparation. Properly assembled vitamin tea has an amazing taste and is very useful for the whole body. The composition of such a drink may include a wide variety of herbs. It all depends on the general condition of the person, as well as his taste preferences..
When, what and how much herbal tea to drink?
A classic fortified herbal tea usually consists of one aromatic herb and several neutral plants. In the morning it is recommended to use tonic herbal drinks. For their preparation, leaves of lemongrass, lavender, wild strawberry, clover and lovage are used. In the evening, it is advisable to drink soothing drinks from the following herbs: primrose, ivan tea, lemon balm or mint, chamomile, raspberry or cherry leaves and others.
Multivitamin tea on herbs is considered very useful, especially in the winter-spring period, when the immune system is weakened. In this case, you can prepare an herbal mixture of nettle leaves, blackberries. To improve taste, a berry of wild rose, barberry, sea buckthorn and blackcurrant can be added to such a drink. In the summer, the main raw material for obtaining herbal tea is fresh herbs, which bring maximum benefit to the whole body..
Herbal Slimming Tea.
Herbal teas for weight loss have a stunning effect, and the recipes for their preparation are the most diverse and affordable..
Herbal Slimming Tea Recipes.
Dried rowan berries 2/3 Art. tablespoons mixed with 1/3 tbsp. tablespoons of nettle leaves. Pour the resulting mixture with 0.5 l of boiled water and insist 4 hours. The finished infusion in strained form should be consumed on an empty stomach half an hour before meals three times a day for 1/3 cup.
50 g of blackberry leaves mixed with birch leaves 10 g and leaves of coltsfoot 10 g. Pour 0.5 liters of boiling water and leave for 15 minutes.
Fortifying Vitamin Tea.
The recipe for strawberry fortifying herbal tea.
10 g of dry strawberry leaves must be mixed with 2 g of St. John’s wort and 2 g of mint. Porcelain teapot for tea needs to be rinsed. Then pour the herbal mixture into it and pour 200 ml of boiling water. It is necessary to insist such tea no more than 10 minutes.
Recipe for Heather Fortifying Herbal Tea.
10 g of dry leaves of wild strawberries, 2 g of dried flower buds of heather and 2 g of dry leaves of wild rose, pour all this with boiling water and leave for 15 minutes.
The recipe for a vitamin fortifying herbal tea.
Mix 20 g of dry rosehip berries with 10 g of rowan berries, then add 5 g of dry oregano leaves. The crushed fruits are poured with 1 glass of water, boiled for 5 minutes and crushed leaves of oregano are added. Infusion can be drunk 10 minutes after preparation.
The recipe for lingonberry fortifying herbal tea.
Dried lingonberry leaves 12 g pour 1 cup boiling water. After tea has been infused for 15 minutes, you can drink it by adding sugar to taste.
Herbal Tea Recipes for Men.
There are special herbal tea recipes for men. These miraculous drinks have a beneficial effect on all body systems, replenish strength and energy. The best morning drink for men is herbal ginger root tea. Such a drink increases resistance to stress, strengthens the heart muscle, activates brain activity and is the key to longevity.
Herbal tea based on the scabbard restores male power, increases concentration, has a warming and analgesic effect. In addition, this drink is very tasty and fragrant..
As for mint, then this herb, according to many, is contraindicated in men. But it is not so. Peppermint has a calming effect, promotes complete relaxation of the body and stabilizes pressure. However, excessive consumption of a mint drink in a volume of more than 2 liters per day can be detrimental to men’s health. Peppermint tea is an excellent way to increase immunity and improve the general condition of the body.
All of the above herbs are aphrodisiacs. They normalize blood circulation and stabilize the nervous system .. Therefore, any of these herbal teas will be a great gift for a beloved man.
What you can collect in the winter forest for making herbal tea.
A forest can feed not only animals, but also humans. The main thing is to have the necessary knowledge about what the forest can give us in the winter, and what can be found useful and edible in it. Cold winter, snowy forest. At first glance, nothing can be collected here for herbal tea.
Pine, spruce, fir, cedar are the main suppliers of vitamin drinks. Take should be the needles of this year and from the very tips of the branches, preferably from young trees. In winter, the concentration of nutrients in needles is maximum. In addition, vitamin C, which is rich in needles, is very important for the prevention of colds. Needles can simply be chewed or brewed like tea. Grind and pour the collection with warm water, but not boiling water, and let it brew a little.
Young shoots are edible in birch, quince, currant, raspberry, juniper and many other trees and shrubs.
Many berries retain their beneficial properties in a natural way, and some, for example, cornel, are most useful after frosts. In winter, it is quite possible to find chokeberry, cranberry, lingonberry, dog rose, cloudberry, viburnum, sea buckthorn, mountain ash, lemongrass, hawthorn, and barberry in the forest. They make great drinks. Lingonberries, wild strawberries, gravilate (cinquefoil), chickweed (umbrella), a core, a honeypot can be found in early winter or late autumn, when the snow cover is small.