From the book:
- sage tea in the middle of the afternoon will make you fell like your day is just beginning
- peppermint tea eases pain, headaches, and is a general cure all (I can personally vouch for that)
- rosemary tea on your scalp can help stimulate hair growth (and soothe your scalp--I can vouch for that too)
- thyme tea, considered the most powerful antiseptic herb, helps to heal infections, infectious diseases, and septic conditions (and when paired with raw honey makes a fabulous and seriously effective cough syrup)
- chamomile in your bath (or on your eyes with a soaked washcloth) will totally relax and do wonder for your skin
I'm on a quest to perfect health, working through my own health issues and bodily weaknesses. For a long time, I've neglected this book. There's a small shop nearby (owned by a sista) that sells a large variety of organic dried herbs. I will be reading this book, taking notes, and making a visit to her store.
I'm happy I was moved to talk about teas yesterday because I was reminded of what a great book it is. I'm also reminded that everything happens for a purpose. There I was yesterday feeling blue because of the snow so I made some tea. Z2 was sleeping so I blogged about the tea. Then I was reminded of my book.
I'm going to be trying out different teas over time and I'll certainly share the benefits I am receiving from drinking them.
*I first learned of thyme tea for coughs from Gentle Healing for Baby and Child by Andrea Candee. This is another must-have book for those interested in natural ways to help children heal injury and illness. This book alongside Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child have been so invaluable to me. I will probably do more in-depth reviews of these books eventually but I highly recommend them.