Nourishing herbal teas and infusions are an inexpensive and good-tasting way to provide a solid basis for your nutritional and health program. They provide a wealth of vitamins and minerals that your body can easily absorb and provide food for the cells of your body. One mug of an overnight infusion provides approximately 300 mg of calcium plus large amounts of numerous other nutrients.
Nourishing herbal teas also detoxify and alkalinize the body. A body which is too acid is a perfect breeding ground for diseases to take hold including heart disease and cancer. Drinking 1-3 cups of nourishing herbal tea/infusion a day goes a long way to building a healthy body. Drink a different one each day for full nutritional and health benefits.
The nourishing herbs which are the most valuable for daily use as a food and supplement are: Red Clover Blossoms, Nettle Leaf, Oatstraw, Linden, Comfrey Leaf and Raspberry Leaf. They are safe and valuable for every member of your family: adults, children, elders and pets.
When you drink these teas on a regular basis, you also benefit from the medicinal properties that each herb provides. Here are just a few of the benefits of these wonderful nourishing herbs:
Oatstraw (Avena sativa)
everyone’s favourite herb
very nutritive and an excellent source of calcium
strengthens bones, hair, nails, teeth
nourishes the nerves to relieve stress, emotional uproar, depression
provides a deep delicious sleep
reduces night sweats, hot flashes
nourishes the liver
strengthens the adrenals
stabilizes blood sugar levels
reduces cholesterol and risk of heart disease
nourishes the musculo-skeletal system and makes treatments easier
Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica)
valuable nourishing and tonic herb
lung ally for respiratory conditions: hay fever, asthma, allergies
excellent for the respiratory system: asthma, allergies, hay fever, pleurisy, pneumonia, sinusitis, asthma, emphysema, particularly diseases of long duration like pneumonia; powerful remedy for coughs, colds, catarrh, ulcerated bowels & stomach