Monday, December 1, 2008
Benefits of Herbal Tea
To everybody who is wondering about other herbs that you like and if you could make tea out of them - the answer is: Yes, you can make tea with probably any kind of edible herb.
Use these directions and if the taste happens to be too strong, dilute it further with more water - or use smaller quantity of your chosen herb next time.
I prefer my tea without anything but some people sweeten their herbal teas with honey (my choice would be agave syrup) and add a dash of lemon to enhance the taste.
If you are especially drawn to a certain kind of herb and the plain thought or aroma of it makes you feel good, there's a good chance that that particular plant contains something that would be very beneficial for you. Your body never lies - learn to listen again...
There's another secret to making the best herbal tea that not so many people know about.
You've probably heard about distilled water and how it's not meant to be drank on a daily basis because it could cause mineral depletion in one's body.
However, for making herbal teas, distilled water will bring out the most in the beneficial properties of the herbs.
Distillation process takes out of the water everything except volatile chemicals. As a result, distilled water acts "like a magnet" to attract minerals and other nutrients.
Enjoy your cup of herbal tea, it's supposed to be a treat! :)