Abundant Blessing Acupuncture
299 W Hillcrest Dr, #206 Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360 (805) 432-4936
Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
Healing Power of Tea
Plants are endowed with important nutrients and potent healing compounds. When you brew plants in water, the resulting beverage,herbal tea, is imbued with those constituents, carrying them into your body, where they are quickly absorbed. Teas are easy to prepare, inexpensive, nutrient rich, and delicious! Plant food and herbal medicine provide nutrients that are essential to life. Teas are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which are plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other diseases.
If you can boil water, you can brew herbal tea. Here's how:
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Crush herb leaves and/or flowers, and place them in a dry teapot; or use tea bags. To assure potency, use only herbs that are fragrant.
Ginseng tea include a reduced risk of developing cancer, relief from menstrual problems, reduction in obesity, improvement of digestive disorders, and a boosted immune system, as well as improving signs of mental distress, asthma, arthritis, and sexual problems. Ginseng tea is quite popular as a digestive aid and it boosts the immunity levels as well.
Clove - With a number of medicinal properties along with their distinctive flavor, cloves are an essential herbal tea ingredient. Unfortunately, cloves are not easy to grow in most places; they require a tropical Asian climate to thrive. Cloves are easy to find, however, and are effective in treating strep throat, tonsillitis and congestion while also relieving pain.
Chaparral Leaf - It is a very powerful tea, so many benefit was reported. from strong antifungal and antimicrobial properties to anti-cancer and is a treatment frequently utilized to kill parasites that are living in our bodies. Native Americans made tea from the leaves of this plant to treat chicken pox, colds, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, pain, snake bites, skin disorders, and rheumatism.
Passionflower: Eases you into restful sleep
Rosemary - Antibacterial, antiseptic, antiparasitic, antifungal. Good for the nerves and has a stimulating effect.
Tumeric - Antioxident, anti-imflammatory, antifungal, and anticancer. It is a blood purifier, and helps lower blood sugar levels.
Ginger: Relieves nausea, combats motion sickness, helps digestive processes, combats inflammation, reduces dizziness, limits flatulence, controls chronic pain, eases muscle aches and rheumatoid arthritis, minimizes symptoms of the common cold, allergies, and other respiratory conditions.
Valerian: Is great for promoting deeper sleep and helps treat chronic insomnia and sleeplessness, soothes and sedates the nervous system, helps calm hysteria and restlessness, alleviates menstrual problems, soothes the digestive system, help lower the blood pressure, may inhibit the growth of tumors.
Rooibos: Rich in mineral content, promoting healthy skin, teeth and bones. High in antioxidants, and is great longevity.
Cinnamon - Rich in antioxidants, cinnamon also has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Cinnamon is surprisingly easy to grow, apparently, although it is not commonly cultivated. Cinnamon is good for circulation, digestion and treating colds or sore throat.
Lemongrass - A versatile herb that can also be used in cooking, lemongrass has several medicinal properties which make it useful for treating infections, inflammation, parasites and fungus. It can be easily grown year-round indoors and is helpful with reducing blood pressure, aiding digestion and improving circulation.
Echinacea - One of the most powerful medicinal herbal teas, echinacea is a highly effective immune system booster with anti-bacterial and pain-relieving properties. Echinacea can be grown outdoors and is planted in early spring. The flowers and leaves contain the health-promoting compounds.
Garlic - Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. Contains several helpful immune-boosting compounds, including allicin, a potent, natural antibiotic. Best used raw.
Goldenseal - Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. It is both antiseptic and immune stimulating, increasing blood supply to the spleen. The chemical berberine in goldenseal activates white blood cells that destruct bacteria, fungi, viruses, and tumour cells.
Sage - Antiseptic, anti-bacterial. Sooths sore throats, promotes good digestion, and helps ease menstrual cramps.
Peppermint - It is not only a painkiller for headaches and reduces fevers by inducing sweating and cooling of the body, but it helps bring up mucus and other material from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea during bronchitis, colds, and the flu.