Ok ay I woke up this morning and came into the living room to sit in my chair and drink my coffee, the thermometer said 15 degrees which is better than the 6 that was forcast (we may get that tonight tho) and as I glanced out the window I noticed that it was snowing and coming right on down...........it would have been pretty if it had been heavier and stayed longer even tho it barely covered the ground it didn't last long even in these temps which is a mystery to me.....anyway here in Oklahoma the winters aren't really pretty the trees lose their colors and turn brown and the grass turns brown and sky is grey and the sun hides it face from us as tho he is ashamed of us for some reason.............blah! However It is soooo cozy to sit in our warm houses on days like these and drink a cup of hot tea and stare at the fireplace...so at least we have that to look forward to. So here goes ENJOY!
Some common ingredients in herbal teas are listed below, along with some of their notable benefits.
CHAMOMILE- calms the nerves, induces sleep, and eases cold symptoms.
CHICORY-purifies the blood, improves the health of the liver and digestive system, and suppor ts the cardiovascular system.
GINGER- regulates blood sugar, improves circulation, eases cold symptoms, and eases stomach upset.
HIBISCUS- lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, regulates pH , detoxifies the body, and is high in vitamin C.
LEMON BALM- is calming, soothing, cleanses the skin, and is an anti-depressant.
LICORICE- helps with cough and sore throat, and improves digestion.
MINT- helps alleviate stomach upset and headaches, and is relaxing.
RASPBERRY- aids as a general tonic for the female reproductive system, especially useful with PMS symptoms, and is an antioxidant.
ROSEHIPS- is an antioxidant, helps prevent bladder infections, eases headaches, and is an excellent source fo vitamin C.
( THIS WAS COPIED FROM "would you like a spot of tea?" by Kelly Stripling, Certified Biblical Health coach