Create Your Own Magical Tea Blends – Witch Way Magazine

by Emma Kathryn Published in Witch Way Magazine’s May issue Herbal teas are a fantastic way to bring your magical practice into your everyday life. For me, every aspect of making tea, from the sourcing of ingredients (foraging is my thing!) to the blending of them, is part of that witching process, and I use … Continue reading Create Your Own Magical Tea Blends – Witch Way Magazine

Flower Power Beats High Blood Pressure

Drinking a tea made from hibiscus flowers may help lower blood pressure, adding another tool to the chest of natural treatments for this common and serious condition. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. A blood pressure reading of more than 140/90 is considered high, while pre-hypertension ranges … Continue reading Flower Power Beats High Blood Pressure

Benefits of Organic Blue Tea – Butterfly Pea or Asian Pigeonwing

Native to South-East Asia and India is the butterfly blue pea, a beautiful cerulean floral creation, which has been an important ingredient of traditional medicine in this part of the world since the era of ancient civilizations. For a flower, to have endured through several centuries is indeed credible and what is more noteworthy is … Continue reading Benefits of Organic Blue Tea – Butterfly Pea or Asian Pigeonwing

Why Buy Tea that is Organic or Fair Trade?

Today's research on tea reveals therapeutic properties for almost every type of condition from arthritis, heart disease, cancer and liver disease, to asthma, tooth decay, stress, and weight control. The results of these studies are exciting and indicative of potential benefits from such a natural source – the Camellia sinensis plant, a perennial evergreen shrub … Continue reading Why Buy Tea that is Organic or Fair Trade?

Our Favorite Recipes Using Herbal Teas

Three-Seed Tummy Tea This delicious tea is a favorite for preventing gas after meals. You'll notice that it's a light decoction followed by an infusion because of the plant parts that are included. This recipe can be made with either fresh or dried herbs; you can use a mixture if you have some of both. … Continue reading Our Favorite Recipes Using Herbal Teas

Tea Time: Herbal Teas for Health

Try these easy-to-find and delicious herbal teas for 10 common health problems. Steaming, delicious herbal tea can do more for us than act as an afternoon pick-me-up. A wide variety of herbs have healing applications, and they can be administered as a lovely cup of tea. From classic calming herbs such as lavender and chamomile … Continue reading Tea Time: Herbal Teas for Health

Tea Time: Herbal Medicine ~ Dried Teas

To create a long-lasting dried tea, start with fresh or dried herbs and water. Through a step-by-step steeping, simmering, and evaporating process, the tea is reduced from a clear liquid to a thick, nutrient-rich batter full of active compounds and suitable for drying. Teas {infusions and decoctions} are some of the most vital components of … Continue reading Tea Time: Herbal Medicine ~ Dried Teas

Medicinal Herb: Lavender {Lavandula officinalis syn. L. angustifolia}

Also, Known As: Common Lavender Garden Lavender Lavender Spike Lavender Sweet Lavender True Lavender The shrubby herbal plant called the lavender is a common sight in the South Europe. The lavender is also cultivated and grown in many other places, especially the southern and western regions of the United States, where it is also a … Continue reading Medicinal Herb: Lavender {Lavandula officinalis syn. L. angustifolia}

DIY Mother’s Day Tea Bags – The Herbal Academy

Whether she has been sipping teas for years or is in need of trying her first cup, these DIY Mother's Day tea bags are the perfect way to show your mom some love and appreciation. Source: DIY Mother's Day Tea Bags - The Herbal Academy

Hibiscus Extracts Contain a Wide Range of Bioactive Compounds and Provide a Myriad of Potential Health Benefits

Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa, Malvaceae) is a shrub that grows up to eight feet tall and has showy flowers and large edible calyces. Flowers, leaves, and seeds of this tropical or subtropical plant have been used in traditional medicine and as a tea, food source, and flavoring. Hibiscus is thought to have been in cultivation for … Continue reading Hibiscus Extracts Contain a Wide Range of Bioactive Compounds and Provide a Myriad of Potential Health Benefits