We have always been tea drinkers in our family, and our grandfather had his unique blends for any ailment. I remember taking walks with him around our neighborhood as he searched for herbs familiar to him growing up in Antigua. While there were many herbs that he was used to, there were some that couldn't be found in his new home in Miami. So, my grandfather did what so many of our ancestors did: he adapted to his new environment and found local herbs that would have the same results. From these newfound herbs, he made teas unfamiliar to us but that we could share with our friends and family.
Today, we are thankful for the herbal wisdom that our grandfather was able to pass down to us. While some knowledge is sadly lost, we have held on to the lessons we learned as we watched him gather herbs and make his herbal blends. Using this knowledge, we have created our Wellness Blend Tea as a tasty and healthy way to help boost your immune system and promote overall well-being.
About the Herbs
Peppermint has traditionally been used to treat nausea and fight colds. Many herbalists consider this herb to be mild, relaxing, and easy on the stomach. It is packed with antioxidants, and its minty flavor is a refreshing treat to the senses.
Echinacea Purpurpea Herb
There are many types of echinacea, all of which are beneficial and have been used for centuries. Echinacea is the go-to herb for many herbalists for its traditional use in fighting the common cold by boosting the immune system.
Dandelion is not your average weed. The entire plant has medicinal properties, but the leaves are especially beneficial for their vitamin and mineral content.
Many herbalists like to use chamomile flowers because of how gentle this herb is. It has a light and sweet honey flavor, so it is easy to give to children, and it is easy on the digestive system and relaxing.
Catnip isn't just for cats. This herb has been used by herbalists for people suffering from the common cold to help boost their immune system and as a mild sedative.
To prepare the tea: Boil a cup of water. Place the tea leaves inside of pot or tea ball and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea leaves and enjoy.
Enjoy this tea any time of the year when you feel that your immune system needs a boost or as a delicious drink.
*Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your primary healthcare physician before purchasing and using herbal teas.