The combination of not eating well, not sleeping enough, eating too much fast food and endless amounts of preservatives, deplete our bodies of the minerals and vitamins we need to be healthy. Loose leaf tea is one of the ways we can replenish and cleanse our bodies. As well as providing us with a soothing or stimulating tonic that we need. The following herbs are some of the most popular used today.
ROSEMARY Rosemary has many medicinal qualities. It is used for many ailments including digestive problems, muscle pain, rheumatism, flatulence, and gastrointestinal upsets. It also stimulates liver function and is excellent treatment to prevent hair loss and premature baldness. CAUTION: because of its stimulating nature Rosemary is not appropriate for people with high blood pressure.
PASSION FLOWER Passion flower is a great calming herb. It is used mostly for anxiety, insomnia and nervous gastrointestinal conditions. In any condition that involve muscular spasm such as asthma and knotted muscles passion flower can be useful.
BEDSTRAW Bedstraw is renowned for its use for kidney disorders, thyroid gland complaints and for the lymphatic system. Bedstraw can also be used externally for skin complaints such as psoriasis, arthritis and eczema.
MYRTLE Myrtle has many uses including easing flatulence and promoting the flow of mucus from the bronchi and nasal passages, helping to get rid of colds and chest complaints. The oil in myrtle also is anti-inflammatory making it ideal Herbal option for easing rheumatic and arthritic pain.
OAT STRAW Oat straw is an effective remedy for gastrointestinal inflammations, exhaustion and fevers. It is also effective for problems effecting your bladder, ureters and kidneys. It can also be used for herpes infections, liver ailments, kidney problems shingles and lumbago.
CALENDULA Calendula is a valuable herb for digestive inflammations and complaints such as gastric and duodenal ulcers. Calendula is helpful for treating fungal infections, and is also used to treat skin diseases and delayed menstruation. Externally calendula promotes healing of slow healing wounds, skin ulcers, varicose veins, inflammation of the skin, external bleeding, minor burns and scalds.
BIRCH Birch is renowned for its use for rheumatism, cystitis, gout, arthritic pain and as a reliable solvent of stones in the kidneys. Birch can also be used externally for promoting hair growth and for skin complaints such as acne and eczema.