An ancient Chinese legend: Once there was a man who knew 100,000 healing properties of herbs. He taught his son 80,000 secrets. On his deathbed, he told his son to visit his grave in five years, and there he would find the other 20,000 secrets. When the son went to his father’s grave, he found, growing on the site, the tea shrub….
This useful and informative book gives an A-Z listing of common ailments followed by the teas best used to treat them, how to create your own medicinal kitchen and tea blends, and descriptions of the top 100 herbs and their secret healing properties.
Tea has been a favorite beverage worldwide for hundreds of years. A cup of tea on a rainy evening can chase the chills away and a pot of tea shared among friends can lend an air of enchantment to an afternoon. But more than that, tea can treat a variety of ailments, and with this invaluable guide you can put the secrets of tea to work for you! Here are a few:
- Sage tea in the middle of the afternoon will make you feel like your day is just beginning.
- Peppermint tea erases pain, headaches, and is a general cure-all.
- Rosemary tea on your scalp can help to stimulate hair growth.
- Thyme tea, considered the most powerful antiseptic herb, helps to heal infections, infectious diseases, and septic conditions.
- Chamomile in your bath will totally relax you and do wonders for your skin.
Teas are the gentle, natural, most beneficial way to absorb the healing properties of herbs–easily and inexpensively. A simple cup of tea not only has the power to soothe and relax but to deliver healing herbal agents to the bloodstream more quickly than capsules, tinctures, or infusions. Feeling tired? Rose hip tea will rev you up and beautify your skin. Need some help with your diet? Ginger tea will provide the boost you need and help aching joints too. Hot or iced, these pure and simple drinks offer delicious ways to stay healthy and revitalize you from the inside out.