What Are the Best Teas for Health?

It's likely that we all enjoy a hot cup of tea — or herbal infusion — at least from time to time, if not on a daily basis. But what are the most important health benefits that some of these soothing teas can bring us? "Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage," … Continue reading What Are the Best Teas for Health?

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Green Tea: Health Benefits

Green tea, native to China and India, has been consumed and hailed for its health benefits for centuries globally but has only recently gained popularity in the United States.Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world behind water. However, 78 percent of the tea consumed worldwide is black and only about 20 percent is green. … Continue reading Green Tea: Health Benefits

Beloved Elder – Ally for Healing from the Flu and Much More

My first plant ally was the elder tree or, as I like to call her, my beloved elder. It was one month before I formally became a herbal-medicine apprentice, so this was before I knew that a plant ally is a plant or tree that you choose (and are chosen by) for a lifelong relationship. As your … Continue reading Beloved Elder – Ally for Healing from the Flu and Much More

Thyme to Drink Your Tea

Thyme, botanically known as Thymus vulgaris, is a perennial garden herb that has been employed since ancient times for medicinal and culinary uses. The World's Healthiest Foods notes that thyme has traditionally been associated with courage, with medieval women giving sprigs of thyme to knights going into battle; it has also been used as a … Continue reading Thyme to Drink Your Tea

Hibiscus 101

When you brew a cup of Hibiscus Tea, you’ll witness its rich red herbal goodness infusing into your cup almost instantly. This deep red hue is a unique characteristic of hibiscus, and it’s a trait that’s beneficial beyond tea. In fact, in the West Indies, this plant is used to color and flavor rum. It has … Continue reading Hibiscus 101