"Heart" Herbal Mix
A combination of herbs that can have a dilating effect on the arteries and slow down the heartbeat as well as a tonic effect on the heart and circulatory system, as it causes dilation of peripheral blood vessels by reducing high and regulating low blood pressure.
The possible benefits of this herbal remedy include a relaxing, calming, and tonic action by relieving the nervous system from symptoms such as insomnia, headaches, anxiety, and depression. It can also have anticoagulant action (against thrombosis) and could possibly help improve blood flow to the brain. This combination of herbs helps to prevent the accumulation of lipids in the arteries and strengthens the walls of peripheral capillaries. It provides potassium, so as not to aggravate cardiovascular problems due to its lack. Finally, it can be used preventively to protect against heart disease and atherosclerosis of blood vessels.
Hawthorn (Crataegus), Motherwort (Leonurus Cardiaca), Maidenhair Tree (Gingko Biloba), Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus), Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium), Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense), Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis), Dandelion (Taraxacum), Small-leaved Linden (Tilia Cordata), Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla), Mistletoe / Gui (Viscum Album)
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Hot Brew
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
- Cold Brew
A cold infusion delivers flavors that are sweeter, smoother, more complex, and can be made in a number of different ways.
The Fast Way (Best For Herbal Tea)
Follow the steps as shown in the "Hot Brew", but use less water, and perhaps even more tea, in order to produce tea concentrate.
Strain and pour over ice or cold water.
Overnight Ice Tea
Add 1-2 teaspoons of loose tea to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 200ml - 250ml of water. Pour room-temperature water over the tea, stir, cover, and refrigerate for 6 to 12 hours.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!