Lavender is native to North and East Africa, the Mediterranean, Southern Europe, India and Arabia, but today it is cultivated and grown in many places throughout the world. In this article you can read something more about its health benefits, and we will also give you the original recipe for perfect lavender tea!
Lavender tea has proven to be efficient in treating different health conditions. You can either use it to ease insomnia, or maybe calm nervousness and anxiety. It is especially recommended if you are under stress or just need something to uplift flagging spirits.
Lavender tea is amazingly efficient in treating upset stomach, and even flatulence and colic. Studies have shown that lavender tea is an excellent remedy for stomach infections, bowel infections, depression and serious migraine headaches. When applied topically, lavender tea can alleviate cold, cough, asthma, bronchitis and other similar problems with the respiratory system.
It is the perfect solution for excessive sweating, and it can also consequently reduce the body temperature in cases of fever. Lavender contains flavonoids, tannins, courmarines, and essential oil rich in camphor, geraniol and linalool. Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other local healthy food stores are just some of the places where you can find fresh lavender.
- 2 family size tea bags (6 regular tea bags)
- 1 tsp lavender
Boil some water and pour it into ½ galon mason jar or just leave the pot on the stove. Add the tea bags and lavender, and let it rest for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags.
It is not necessary to remove the lavender, but you can still do it by pouring the tea through a strainer.
If you do not like the taste, just add some honey and lemon.
Serve your lavender tea over ice.
Sources and Credits: http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/2014/04/make-lavender-iced-tea-drinking.html
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