Elder {Sambucus nigra}

Also, Known As: Bourtree Elder Elder-berry Elder-flower European Elder Pipe Tree The plant called the elder is used to describe a bushy shrub-like plant that can reach a few feet in height as shrub-like forms normally do or it may be referring to a tree reaching up to fifty feet in height - the elderberries … Continue reading Elder {Sambucus nigra}

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Tea Chemistry: Health & Caffeine

Throughout tea's history, it has been associated with significant health benefits beyond its delicious taste and aroma. Modern studies indicate that these healing properties may have a scientific basis, as consumption of tea appears to: Enhancing immune function Decrease LDL cholesterol levels/increase HDL cholesterol levels Lower blood pressure Lessen risk of heart attack Lower risk … Continue reading Tea Chemistry: Health & Caffeine

Herbal Teas

Since the beginning, people have been using teas in the form of a hot beverage as well as a remedy. Available records suggest that people in China have been drinking tea┬ásince 4,700 years back. Although several features of the Chinese culture reached Japan roughly about 600 C.E. (Common Era, which is the same as A.D.), … Continue reading Herbal Teas

Hibiscus Tea: Health Benefits

Hibiscus tea, made from dried parts of the hibiscus plant, is deep red in color. It has sweet and tart flavors, similar to cranberry, and may be consumed hot or iced. But does drinking it offer people any health benefits?Many people are familiar with the beautiful flowers of the hibiscus plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa). It originated … Continue reading Hibiscus Tea: Health Benefits

Tea Time: 10 Herbal Teas for Health

Try these easy-to-find and delicious herbal teas for 10 common health problems. Steaming, delicious herbal tea can do more for us than act as an afternoon pick-me-up. A wide variety of herbs have healing applications, and they can be administered as a lovely cup of tea. From classic calming herbs such as lavender and chamomile … Continue reading Tea Time: 10 Herbal Teas for Health

Our Favorite Recipes Using Herbal Teas

Three-Seed Tummy Tea This delicious tea is a favorite for preventing gas after meals. You'll notice that it's a light decoction followed by an infusion because of the plant parts that are included. This recipe can be made with either fresh or dried herbs; you can use a mixture if you have some of both. … Continue reading Our Favorite Recipes Using Herbal Teas

Medicinal Herbal Tea’s

Tea is a time-honored and widespread preparation method used by cultures around the world today - for at least the past 3,000 to 5,000 years, as well. This makes sense because teas utilize the most popular and available liquid substance in the world: water. Water at its boiling point {212 degrees F} will remove, or … Continue reading Medicinal Herbal Tea’s