Forage Herbal Teas for Feminine Health
I never understood those people that don’t like tea. Tea drinking is a simple ritual that has got me through many cold Vermont winters.
When anyone visits my house, the first thing I ask is, “would you like some herbal tea?” Herbal tea is not only a wonderful way to unwind after a long day, it also has huge benefits for feminine health.
Mint Herbal Tea
The soothing taste and aroma of refreshing mint tea can transport you to a peaceful oasis, like a calming breeze in a mint garden on a cool summer day.
A steaming cup of mint tea can give you a sense of comfort and relaxation, with its invigorating yet gentle flavor that stimulates the senses and awakens the mind.
Moreover, the health benefits of drinking mint tea are undeniable. It can aid in digestion and help relieve headaches, congestion, and stress.
Peppermint tea eases the intensity and length of menstrual cramps since peppermint helps prevent muscle contractions. So, if you want to drink a delightful and healthy beverage that can help calm your senses and soothe your soul, mint tea is surely a great choice. If you’re looking for more herbal remedies to ease menstrual cramps, read this post.
Chamomile Herbal Tea
Chamomile tea is a soothing and delightful beverage that can bring comfort and relaxation to those who enjoy it. With its gentle yet distinct flavor, chamomile tea is a popular choice for those looking to unwind after a long day, or seeking a calming escape from the stresses of daily life.
The soothing properties of chamomile are well-known, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a natural way to promote relaxation and tranquility.
The numerous health benefits associated with chamomile tea, including its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, make it an excellent choice for anyone seeking to improve their overall wellbeing.
“Chamomile tea benefits the liver and kidneys by stimulating them to purge out any toxins and cleanse them from the system. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties making it especially beneficial in fighting against colds, flus, infections, and even Candida.” shares Anthony William, the Medical Medium. If you are pregnant or severely allergic to ragweed, chamomile is contra indicated.
Raspberry Herbal Tea
For the longest time I couldn’t tell wild blackberry and raspberry bushes apart. Now I know a few key differences.
Raspberry leaves have a white underside, while blackberry leaves are green top and bottom. Wild blackberry bushes have darker stems and their stems are more hardy and usually grow larger. Raspberry stems are pale green color close to the earth.
According to Anthony William, “raspberry leaf’s phytochemicals, including antioxidant compounds such as anthocyanins and polyphenols, make it an all-purpose anti-inflammatory, specifically for the reproductive organs.”
How to Make Herbal Teas for feminine health from Wild Foraged Plants
Make sure to pick herbal tea plants far away from a road and make sure they are not sprayed. Chamomile can be harder to find wild but raspberry and mint grow wild all over Vermont. Pick herbal tea plants on a dry, sunny morning. Make sure to ask permission from the plant to pick first.
If I am drying my plants I space them out on cookie sheets in the sun and check them by evening to see if they are completely dry. If I am making tea with the fresh plant I carry them home in a wicker basket or a clean cloth bag.
To make an herbal tea infusion, use about 3 teaspoons of fresh plant for every cup of water. Pour very hot, filtered water over fresh plants and let them steep for about a 1/2 hour or longer. The longer you leave the plants in the water, the stronger the taste and color. Strain out plants and enjoy!