There was once a time where I didn’t know a thing about herbs.
I can’t believe I was once able to live without them considering the amount I currently use everyday! Before I got sick I used to drink certain teas every morning and I will share which ones below.
Where to get started?
Tip 1: Buy Water Specifically For Tea
It can be distilled water, spring water, alkaline water, which ever you choose. I hear a lot of controversy on which one is better for you but that’s not the point I’m trying to make. You want separate water for your tea so you don’t have to use faucet water. When I first started drinking herbal teas I would use faucet water so I don’t have to use the bottled water I have but faucet water is toxic to our bodies.
Tip 2: Buy In Bulk
Buying in bulk can help you save a lot of money. It’s also good because you won’t run out as fast. I like to drink a lot of my teas more than once a day so it’s great for me to have a lot on hand.
Tip 3: Start With The Easy Accessible Herbs
It’s easier to just head to Walmart, Target, or any other grocery store and pick up a few herbal teas. Usually on the box it tells you what they’re good for. A few good ones to start out with are peppermint, ginger, and chamomile.
Tip 4: Educate Yourself On The Benefits
Just simply research the benefits of each herb. The more benefits you find, the more you will want to take them.
Tip 5: Buy Tea Ball Infusers
These are for the loose leaf herbs you find typically online. I bought of few of mine from Walmart but you can also purchase them online. I like these tea balls because they come with scoops. I take a tablespoon of the herb, and steep it for 10 mins just like I would with a tea bag. It’s also a good idea to cover your mug while it steeps so it traps the benefits and flavor.
Tip 6: Use Honey Or Agave
A lot of these herbs have a very distinct taste. I’ve had some that taste worst than others. I don’t mind the taste because it’s medicine to me but if you can’t stand the taste sweeten it a little with honey or agave! Both are natural and will help a lot. Plus, they have some benefits as well.
Tip 7: Find Good Recipes To Cook Herbs With
You don’t have to only consume herbs with tea. Cooking with them still gives you health benefits! It’s also a good way to switch up from using the basic seasonings. I personally love cooking with turmeric!
Tip 8: Bathe In Herbs
Herbal baths are a great way to relax and soothe the outer body. To do this with loose herbs you can use a cotton muslin bag to infuse the herbs in your bath water. I also like to add essential oils. Some good herbs to bathe in are lavender, chamomile, dandelion, peppermint, and many more. Herbal baths are a great choice especially if you are pregnant, or do a lot of hard physical work.
Tip 9: Take Herbal Capsules
The easiest way for me to consume herbs is through capsules. I take them in the morning and night with water! Some of my favorites are Burdock Root, which cleanses your liver and has helped a lot with my acne a lot with other benefits. I also like Black Seed Oil because it has tonsss of benefits! You can purchase the oil itself or take it in capsule form like I do. Black Seed Oil is known to be good for just about everything, a few benefits are:
- Promotes weight loss
- Improves health of skin, hair, & nails
- Protects liver
Tip 10: Go To The Farmers Market
Taking a trip to the farmers market can be fun. There are tons of fresh herbs out there such as sage, chives, mint, rosemary, thyme, dandelion, etc.
What are some herbs you like or are willing to try? Leave me a comment 🙂
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