In Ancient Russia, drinks from herbs and roots were consumed long before the appearance of overseas tea (it was brought to us less than 300 years ago).
Until the beginning of the last century, they drank explosions from blackcurrant and raspberry shoots, and drank willow tea when they wanted to avoid colds and recuperate after hard work.
With the introduction to imported long tea, herbal teas were undeservedly forgotten. Despite the variety of species and a lot of useful properties, they still have not reached the peak of their popularity, although they are gradually entering our diet.
Flowers, leaves and stems of plants are the healthiest alternative to teas, and more varied as well. Try replacing regular tea and coffee with herbal drinks. You will be surprised how quickly it affects your health, appearance and well-being.
Lipa is considered to be a pharmacy medicine. And there are reasons for this, because brewed linden blossom tea will help to cope with a cold. It acts as an antipyretic and diaphoretic. Possesses bactericidal properties, fights inflammation of the oral cavity, stomach, has a mild sedative effect.
In summer, hot tea can make you sweat a little (useful, but not always appropriate in hot weather), but chilled tea can easily replace soft drinks and even lemonade. Light natural sweetness from flower pollen replaces sugar.
Amaranth tea is a natural source of vitamins A, C, E and important microelements – magnesium, iron and calcium. In order to brew a useful infusion, you need the leaves of the plant. They need to be collected and dried, and you can prepare a drink in a thermos. His taste is sweet, slightly tart.
Regular intake of this tea has a positive effect on the functioning of the digestive and genitourinary systems. It is indicated for people who suffer from insomnia. Amaranth tea is recommended for diabetics to drink, with disruptions in the menstrual cycle and with inflammation of the joints.
An interesting fact: UN representatives predict that amaranth in the 21st century will become one of the most widespread cereals in the world. The reason is that this plant does not require special growing conditions, has an increased nutritional value and a high level of yield.
Chamomile tea has long been used to treat diseases of the stomach and intestines, mucous membranes, relieve spasms. Acting as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent, chamomile also has a cleansing effect on the body.
Sweating increases from a hot drink, and with sweat unnecessary toxins come out, intestinal function is normalized. Do not overuse this tea – its sedative properties can negatively affect concentration and performance.
Elderberry flower tea is also called Swiss tea. The drink has a pleasant taste, delicate aroma and many useful properties. Our ancestors in time immemorial understood that broths of elderberry flowers are an indispensable remedy for colds, coughs and high body temperature.
Elderberry tea has a pronounced diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant effect, it is excellently combined with another useful natural product – honey, which interacts well with the color of elderberry and works as a remedy for various respiratory diseases.
With the help of elderberry tea, you can quickly and effectively bring down the high temperature, forcing the patient to sweat actively. After this, it is very important to quickly wipe the patient’s body dry and change into dry underwear.
In addition to treating colds, elderberry has a positive effect on the state of the cardiovascular system due to the content of the most useful substance – rutin. Elderberry tones and strengthens blood vessels, reduces their permeability and fragility, which has a positive effect on the condition and functioning of all organs.
Tea made from rose petals, as well as flowers from the entire family (hibiscus, hibiscus), is most appreciated for its red pigment. It contains vitamin P, which is indispensable as a nourishment for the cardiovascular system.
This tea increases endurance, strengthens blood vessels, reduces allergic reactions and cleanses. Iced tea can be used as a mild facial toner.
Ivan tea is a plant of the fireweed family. It is also called Koporye tea (Russian tea). The name Koporsky comes from the name of the Koporye area near St. Petersburg, where the main production of this tea is concentrated.
Koporye tea has been popular in Russia for many centuries and was widespread even before the advent of Chinese tea. It was drunk even in monasteries, where tea and coffee were forbidden as aphrodisiac drinks.
In terms of its sedative effect on the body, ivan tea is close to valerian medicinal. In addition, broths and infusions of fireweed have astringent, anti-inflammatory, enveloping, diaphoretic and antibacterial properties.
Doctors recommend drinking healing tea from fireweed to improve metabolism, normalize sleep, strengthen immunity, and cleanse the body of toxins. Ivan tea is very useful for acute respiratory infections, tonsillitis, colds: gargle with a decoction of herbs, brew and take inside in the form of healing tea.
Soothes, normalizes blood pressure and relieves pain, eliminates nausea and heaviness in the stomach. Peppermint tea can deal with any digestive discomfort. In addition, the menthol in the plant is a pleasant cooling bonus, especially in the summer.
Interestingly, mint tea is capable of simultaneously performing two seemingly mutually exclusive actions – to calm and stimulate the activity of the brain.
Dandelion tea has the ability to cleanse the body of toxins and saturate it with useful substances. In the old days, it was used to avoid scurvy.
Dandelion tea has a positive effect on the nervous system, helping to relax and relieve stress. Also, this drink helps to stimulate appetite, so it is perfect for people with eating disorders, as well as for recovering patients.
This herb is often found in herbal wellness teas or detox teas. Tea with thyme envelops, disinfects, gently heals and cleanses the mucous membranes. As a medicine, it is used for bronchitis and other diseases of the respiratory tract.
Hyssop tea tastes like mint. This tea contains many beneficial flavinoids, tannins and oils that thin phlegm in case of bronchial infections and colds.