Try Refreshing Herbal Tea Beverages for a Daily Health BoostFeb 26, 2021 ● By Tiffany Hinton
Photo credit Tiffany Hinton
Many of our favorite
herbal teas are more than tasty. They actually have benefits to our health. The
exciting news as we move into spring is that we are able to plant the herbs in
our own gardens to enjoy fresh tea from home. In the spirit of embracing our
inner green witch, we can take the path of the naturalist, the herbalist and
the healer as we reach for a homegrown herbal tea. Many health benefits have
research behind them. For instance, hibiscus may lower blood pressure,
peppermint may relieve a headache and basil may open the sinuses, allowing
These are a few herbs and their potential health benefits that may not be as widely known:
Basil: mental focus
Marshmallow Root: digestive relief
Here are some tea recipes to make at home
with herbs grown easily in the backyard. Organic herbs are also readily
available in stores, online or through a local co-op or farmers’ market. Use
either fresh or dried herbs in tea; adjust quantities to taste when using dried
as flavors may be more concentrated. Adjust the ingredient quantity based on
the number of servings.
1 part peppermint
1 part basil
1 part dill seed
1 cup boiling water
Steep 7 to 10 minutes, strain and enjoy.
Mental Focus Tea
1 part rosemary
½ part spearmint
1 cup boiling water
Steep 5 to 7 minutes, strain and drink.
Hibiscus Rose Latte
1 cup coconut mil
1 hibiscus tea bag or leaves of plant
2 tsp rose water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp organic rose petals
Bring coconut milk to a light boil in a
pan, and then steep the hibiscus tea in the coconut milk for 5 to 7 minutes.
Remove hibiscus. Blend with the rest of the ingredients except rose petals in a
blender or with a frother. Sprinkle with rose petals. Enjoy.
Recipes courtesy of Tiffany Hinton, GF MomCertified. Connect on social media @gfmomcertified.