Used fragrant and healthy herbs hundreds of years ago today are regaining their well-deserved popularity. More and more people who care about their health prefer natural plant drinks to the usual tea or coffee..
Useful herbs, fruits and roots, what are herbal drinks and how they can be prepared at home, medicinal tea and herbal teas for every day.
Herbal teas were popular among the Slavs until the end of the 18th century, until Chinese baikhovy tea was imported. For centuries, people independently prepared and drank daily warming, healing, and painkillers, the recipes of which were kept in every family. Conventionally, drinks from plants, flowers, fruits, roots can be divided into two types: medicinal tea and herbal teas for every day.
In the first case, we mean herbal preparations from several types of raw materials, designed to solve health problems. Every day, fragrant useful herbs are suitable for consumption, which do not have a systemic effect on the problem and have poorly expressed healing properties. These include drinks with oregano, mint, lemon balm, clover and other fragrant plants or flowers.
Medicinal tea is drunk on the recommendation of a specialist, in courses, in a specific dosage. The beneficial components of the drink accumulate over time. Their effectiveness increases with each new cup..
The most popular herbal tea is Ivan-tea or Ikipreya. It was first harvested in the town of Koporye near St. Petersburg. This immuno-strengthening, tonic and aromatic drink has long been supplied to the UK and has been one of the important export commodities. In addition to the fireweed, there are other useful herbs for healing tea..
The most common healthy herbs.
Tea at home can be prepared in many ways. After all, there are a great many plant materials for these purposes. You can add a few leaves or inflorescences of fragrant plants to ordinary tea leaves. Such tea will gain new notes and benefit.
To make a fragrant tea drink at home, you can add boiled herbs to the fragrant useful herbs for tea. Among them: oregano, sage, mint, leaves of currant, meadowsweet, heather, lavender, sweet clover, chamomile, linden, clover. These tea herbs have a pleasant aroma, give the infusion a beautiful color and a light aftertaste..
If the harvesting of plant materials is conducted independently, you need to be careful with the names of fragrant herbs. In traditional medicine and official directories, they often differ.
Names of beneficial herbs with therapeutic effect:
St. John’s wort.
These are just some of the useful herbs that are most often used in the preparation of medical fees. Some of them can be planted on their site. Others will have to be collected in the forest and in the meadow. Mint, lemon balm, chamomile and wormwood feel good in the garden. Thyme, tarragon, fennel and others can grow. All of them gather on a clear day in the morning after the dew. It is believed that the maximum force in plants is concentrated at the beginning of their flowering..
After collecting the grassy parts, they are dried in a shaded ventilated area. Raw materials must be ted up periodically, after 3-4 days it can be laid out in linen bags and stored at room temperature away from smelling products. All aromatic and fragrant beneficial herbs are stored in glass or other hermetically sealed containers so that they do not absorb other odors and do not lose their.
The most common beneficial fruits and roots.
Useful herbal teas are not only made up of plants and flowers. It is also the numerous fruits, roots of caviar trees, which in their composition have many biologically active components.
Herbal tea often includes:
Dandelion and burdock.
Bark of mountain ash, buckthorn, oak, bird cherry.
Before adding dried fruits to tea, they are crushed in a mortar and only after that they are put in a teapot and filled with hot water. Such drinks can be drunk every day, because they are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, pectins and other useful components. Berry broths you can drink children instead of the usual compote.
Preparation of infusions from the roots and bark.
If the fees include roots and bark, they are prepared in a special way. Usually they prepare a nasta in a water bath when the raw material is poured with cold water and languishes in a water bath for 15 to 30 minutes. Later, the infusion is filtered, adjusted to its volume and drunk in the specified dosage. Roots and bark have healing power, more pronounced in intensity than herbs and fruits.
They often contain glycosides, tannins, volatile, astringent components. A striking representative of such drinks is the infusion of caribou, which has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent and wound healing properties. Instead of drinking tea, it is recommended for diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract, digestive problems. Suitable for rinsing and outdoor use.
The healing power and beneficial properties of herbal tea.
The healing power of different intensities has a lot of herbs. Some can be brewed regularly to get a tasty drink, while others are added in the calculated dosage. If tea is prepared from herbs, it is poured with slightly cooled boiled water. Cool boiling water is not suitable, as it destroys some useful elements and provokes the complete evaporation of essential oils. The infusion time is on average 10 minutes. Drink a fresh drink.
The most popular vitamin drink for daily use is rosehip tea. Dry fruits are used for its preparation. If the drink is prepared in a cup, the dogrose is ground in a mortar and 1 teaspoon of the raw material is poured with hot water. Insist 15-20 minutes.
You can also make tea from rose hips using the method of brewing in a thermos. For this, whole fruits are poured with hot water, the lid of the thermos is closed and insisted for 3-4 hours. You can withstand the infusion all night. Then in the morning it will acquire a beautiful color and rich taste with a slight acidity..
Making tea and drinks from various herbs and berries.
To prepare a mixture of the same number of leaves and fruits of currant and raspberry, you need to pour 1 tablespoon of the mixture with hot water and leave for 30 minutes. Tasty tea for every day is obtained from the leaves of blackberry and birch, which are combined in a ratio of 8: 1. Blackberry or raspberry fruit may be an additional ingredient..
The original taste has a drink of dried blueberries and mint. Rose petals are also often added to tea. They are taken fresh or dried, first poured with cold water, allowed to infuse for 1-2 hours, and then bring the infusion to a boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Tea turns amber in color and very fragrant.
What beneficial herbs can be combined with each other for daily use?
This is Ivan-tea and rose, leaves of cherry and birch, mint and sage, lingonberries, blueberries and currants. If a tea collection is being prepared for cold use, the berry-fruit component should prevail in its composition. In hot drinks, on the contrary, there should be more herbaceous components.
Therapeutic herbal teas, recipes.
Therapeutic herbal drinks can be soothing, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, vitamin, help in the treatment of reproductive, genitourinary, cardiovascular, digestive system.
Recipes for herbal teas of sedative and sedative effects:
Pour 10 g of motherwort herb, mint and valerian root with hot water, leave for 15 minutes. Drink 2 times a day after lunch.
10 g of leaves of lemon balm and Veronica, 30 g of strawberry leaves and 40 g of rose hips. 1 tablespoon of the mixture is poured with 250 ml of hot water, insist 15 minutes and drink like the first recipe.
Take in equal proportions chamomile, linden and mint flowers. Pour 1 tablespoon of the mixture with water, leave for 10-15 minutes. Drink before bedtime.
Tea collection for weight loss.
It can be used while dieting. It will help regulate internal metabolic processes and improve the general condition. To prepare it, take 30 g of buckthorn bark and nettle leaves, 10 g of calamus and mint. For one serving of a drink, 1 teaspoon of the mixture is enough. Drink 2 glasses during the day. In such drinks for weight loss, you can add spices that stimulate metabolism. For example, ginger.
Multivitamin tea from rose hips, parsley seeds, mountain ash, currant leaves is drunk half a cup a day on an empty stomach. The set of ingredients is arbitrary, you need to limit only the number of seeds of parsley, as it can give a not very pleasant taste.
Herbal preparations for tea intended to satisfy the need for vitamins for pregnant women:
Take 1 teaspoon of dried rosehips and currant leaves. Pour 400 ml of water and drink 100 ml 3-4 times a day.
Take 1 teaspoon of rowan and rose hips, add 500 ml of water, soak for 30 minutes. Drink small portions throughout the day.
Useful herbs that are always at hand.
In the summer season, you can safely switch to medicinal teas that are time-tested, especially since useful herbs for this are, as they say, at hand. There are three types of tea that can be prepared in the country after the labors of the righteous..
Take 1 teaspoon of black and green tea, put several leaves of lemongrass, mint, lemon balm, cherry and currant there. Pour boiling water over the entire collection and let it brew a little.
Take one or two buds of cloves or a piece of ginger root, 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds, cinnamon, mint, 2 bay leaves and pour a mixture of 0.5 liters of boiling water. Boil the mixture for 30 minutes, add a little dry tea leaves to the teapot and leave for 5 minutes. This tea is good to drink with honey.
Black elderberry tea.
It has a good diaphoretic, diuretic, disinfectant, bactericidal effect. If such tea is prepared in a mixture with lingonberry leaf and heather, then an excellent urological remedy will be obtained. First, boil lingonberry leaf for 5 minutes, and when the broth begins to cool, add the rest of the herbs. If lime flowers, oregano and chamomile are added to elderberry flowers, such tea will be useful for diseases of the respiratory system.