I love combining different herbs into teas that suit what my body or my soul needs at that moment. These four herbs are at the top of my favorites list and enhance my ability to muse.
Teas are a gentle way to help your mind and body function at their best. Herbal teas complement rather than being a substitute for medical care, a doctor’s prescription, or for healthy living. DISCLAIMER: Always talk to your medical professional about what you are considering using before starting to make sure there won’t be issues with any medications you are taking or other health issues.
Usually, I pick these herbs fresh from my container garden just before brewing. There is nothing that can compare to the scent the herbs emit when I roll them between my palms to break them up before brewing! Dried herbs work just as well and are easy to brew in a tea ball. The total amount of dried herbs per cup should be one teaspoon. Double the amount for fresh herbs. Truthfully, I just eyeball the amount of fresh herbs, rinse them, break them up, toss them in a mug, cover with just boiled water, and brew.
An excellent resource for learning about herb teas is “20,000 Secrets of Tea” by Victoria Zak. The information below is from her book as well as other resources.
Parsley, also known as the “green goddess,” cleanses your system and helps keep allergies at bay.
Sage is the herb of “wisdom and longevity.” It is antiaging and improves vitality and the ability to think clearly.
Rosemary symbolizes “love and remembrance” and helps your heart and mind work better and improves memory and concentration.
Thyme is an herbal antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibiotic. It keeps you healthy and able to do the things that are important to you.
Any of these herbs make great teas by themselves, and are awesome when two are combined.
I like to use a half rosemary and half sage combination before bed. When I feel like I’m starting to come down with something, I mix parsley leaves and thyme, also half and half. For both of these teas, the flavors combine beautifully and I don’t
Herbal teas are wonderful both for solitary, meditative moments and for sharing with friends. Brew a cup and enjoy!