Hawthorn Berries, Leaves and Blossoms, Elder Leaves and Blossoms, Cardamom, Rosemary, Ginger, Lemon, Stevia
This divinely inspired blend is dedicated to a friend who lost her husband too soon. This tea helps ease the pain of grief by tonifying the heart and helping you find the strength to begin again physically and emotionally.
Hawthorn Berries, Leaves and Flowers (Crataegus oxyacanthoides)
When in bloom, red hawthorn berries hang from its shrub in bunches that resemble a heart. Many herbs have visual similarities to the organ they support, and this is true of Hawthorn. It has a substantial number of flavonoids that protect the cardiovascular system and used for milder heart conditions. It is an antioxidant that can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Hawthorne has a mildly sedative effect that helps one relax and recover.
Elder Leaves and Blossoms (Sambucus nigra)
Elder leaves and flowers are mildly relaxing and help with agitation and restlessness. They soothe the upper respiratory tract by breaking up congestion, making it easier to breathe deeply.
Cardamom Pods (Elettaria cardamomum)
This "Queen of Spices" is the third most expensive spice worldwide because of its many culinary and medicinal uses. Cardamom helps improve blood circulation, especially to the lungs, often used to maintain vitality and increase energy levels. It's warming to the stomach, helping relieve nausea and gas. Cardamom also helps when there is a lack of appetite.
Rosemary Leaves (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Grown in gardens since ancient times, rosemary is much more than a flavorful culinary herb. It is wonderful for cardiovascular weakness, particularly after debilitating illnesses, such as influenza and pneumonia. Rosemary also helps with heart palpitations and other signs of nervous tension, including headaches and migraines.
Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale)
Ginger is a circulatory stimulant used to reduce pain and muscle tension and anti-inflammatory. It is also antiemetic, so it helps to keep food down.
Lemon Peel (Citrus × limon)
Lemon increases energy because it is nutrient-rich and packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and copper. Its fruit, juice, peel, and essential oil are antibacterial, antioxidant, antihistamine, and anti-inflammatory.
Stevia Leaves (Stevia rebaudiana)
Native to South America and used by the Guarani Indians for centuries, stevia contains glycosides that are up to 200-300 times as sweet as table sugar. It has almost no calories, and unlike other sugars, it does not activate an insulin response in the body. Stevia is among nature’s sweetest of gifts.
Use one teaspoon or tablespoon for each cup of water.
Add herbs to a pot and pour cold water over them.
Heat to a gentle boil, cover, and let simmer for 20-40 minutes.
Remove from heat and let it cool to drinking temperature.
Strain herbs and you can store what remains in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.