How About Some Winter Iced Herbal Teas?

Peppermint

Nothing is better on a hot summer’s day than Peppermint Tea, right?  What you might not think about is that it’s a tea that was made for the depths of wintertime!  Here’s why…

table-napkins-cups-lemon-peppermint-tea-iced-tea-drink-misted-glassWintertime is often painful, whether it’s small aches and pains that come with age, or chronic conditions like Fibromyalgia, Lupus, MS, or a myriad of other painful conditions, Peppermint tea can reduce the pain  caused by inflammation, as well as releasing tight muscles. The oil in Peppermint tea seems to reduce spasms in the digestive tract, and clears your respiratory tract.  Let it boost your overall health by improving digestion, relaxing your body and mind, curing bad breath, and after the holidays, aiding in in weight loss.  Best of all it boosts your immune system!

Iced Peppermint Herbal Tea

Makes 32 oz

  • 5 mint teabags (During Summertime you can replace dry leaves with 30 fresh leaves)
  • 4 cups scalding water (just before it boils, remember boiling water can make any tea bitter)
  • (Optional) Honey and lemon to taste
  • Add Ice and Enjoy

Rose Petals

Rose Tea is one of those amazing drinks that you never knew existed, but once you do, it’s a life-long love affair!  And again, it’s perfect for wintertime illness.

Rose Tea has in 1 cup of fresh leaves enough Vitamin C to equal 60 Oranges!  It has traditionally been used to relieve sore rose-ice-teathroat, runny noses and clear bronchial tubes.

It fights infections related to pneumonia, colds and flu, as well as establishing equilibrium in intestinal bacteria.  It acts as a diuretic, to eliminate excess water in the body, and speeds up the removal of waste and toxins in the kidneys.  It is a great laxative, so go easy on it, because the taste is going to make you want more than a glass!  It cleanses the liver, and helps ease the pain of heavy periods.  Finally, it’s a marvel for lifting your mood, relieving insomnia, and easing fatigue associated with stress and depression.

Iced Rose Petal Herbal Tea

Makes 24 oz

  • 1 cup Dried Rose Petals (During Summertime you can replace dry leaves with the petals from 3 large roses)
  • 3 cups scalding water (just before it boils, remember boiling water can make any tea bitter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • (Optional) Any other floral tea such as Chamomile, or any of the Mint Family
  • (Optional) Honey to taste
  • Add Ice and Enjoy!

What’s your favorite herbal iced tea?  Let me know how these worked for you!

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Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods or supplements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration, healthcare professional, or even the town gossip.

They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Herbs and Wildcrafting is for educational purposes only.

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