These days everyone is well aware of the health benefits derived from drinking tea. The studies and information available have confirmed the health benefits of drinking tea scientifically. As you know from my previous blog articles all types of teas are considered beneficial. Green tea with its anti-oxidants and Pu-erh teas with their lipid lowering statins.
Adding medicinal herbs to your favorite tea can target areas specific to your own health challenges. In our shop we carry organic medicinal herbs you can steep with your favorite tea. We have a good selection of medicinal herbs that can help you improve your health with every cup of tea you drink. There is lots of information out there on all medicinal herbs. So you can do your own research and select the herbs to help your specific problems. If you would like the opinion of an herbalist you can schedule a discussion with our herbalist who is available for consults on Saturdays in our store.
This article will feature 3 medicinal herbs with a long history of beneficial uses. There are many other natural solutions to your health problems. Find out more by scheduling a consult with an herbalist.
Organic Astragalus Root – (Astragalus membranaceus) A plant of the pea family is most commonly used for immune enhancement. Most research on astragalus has focused on its immunostimulatory activity and its seemingly remarkable ability to restore activity in a suppressed immune system.
Astragalus is used to strengthen the immune system over time, building resistance to illness and disease. Red clover may be used in conjunction with astragalus to provide an extra short term boost in immunity.
Studies indicate astragalus can increase metabolism, energy levels, boost stamina and promote healing.
Astragalus can help with insomnia, hypertension and chemotherapy side effects. If you have a serious condition you should consult your doctor, but astragalus is considered safe and free of harmful effects.
Organic Black Cohosh Root – (Cimicifuga racemosa) Black Cohosh has been used by Native Americans for more than two hundred years, after they discovered the root of the plant helped relieve menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause. These days it is still used for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes/flushes, irritability, mood swings and sleep disturbances. It is also used for PMS, menstrual irregularities, uterine spasms and has been indicated for reducing inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and neuralgia.
Some experts have concluded that black cohosh may be a safe and effective alternative to estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) for women who cannot or will not take ERT for menopause.
Preliminary studies also suggest that black cohosh may help reduce inflammation associated osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Organic Teasel Root – (Dipsacus fullonum) Herbalists of the ancient times advocated the use of the roots of this herb to treat jaundice and also in the form of a diuretic to augment the flow of urine. In fact, there were many other practitioners of herbal medicine, who recommended the preparation of a tea from teasel roots that is considered to be an excellent appetizer.
This herb is helpful in the form of a diuretic, to stimulate sweating and also provide comfort to the stomach.
This herb possesses a strong astringent attribute. Therefore teasel is also effective in treating diarrhea. Teasel improves appetite, nurturing the stomach as well as healing the liver. Therefore, this herb is beneficial in curing jaundice, and problems related to the gallbladder.
The key to getting health benefits tea and medicinal herbs can provide, is to consume them. So Pick your favorite tea add the medicinal herbs you need and drink it on a regular basis. Remember your body needs to be supported to stay healthy and keep you happy. Whatever you decide to do … make it a part of your daily routine.
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