How to make these teas?
With dried leaves/flowers
Bring water to boil and let it boil for sometime, then turn off the gas and add the flowers or leaves, cover with lid for 30 seconds. Mix it around and add honey and lemon to taste.
With fresh flowers/leaves
Bring water to boil and add the flowers or leaves and let it boil with fresh leaves and flowers for sometime, then turn off the gas and add honey and lemon to taste.
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Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. It is offered to Goddess.
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Hibiscus tea, made from dried parts of the hibiscus plant, is deep red in color. It has sweet and tart flavors, similar to cranberry, and may be consumed hot or iced. For me, it is most refreshing. I offer this drink to everyone who visits my house the first time. It's like my welcome drink. Treat for the eyes as well as tongue.
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Chamomile is an herb that comes from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family.
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Chamomile tea has long been used, as a traditional folk remedy, for a wide range of health issues. Nowadays, researchers are increasingly exploring its effectiveness in managing illnesses, including cancer and diabetes. I used this tea when I had sleep disturbances in the beginning of my spiritual journey and it really helps in soothing the anxious mind and calm the nerves. I also use it during menstrual cramps and it works like a charm. I do not know if it has other health benefits but it definitely helps me be calm.
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Holy Basil / Tulsi Leaves
A simple looking plant but with so many hidden qualities. Tulsi gives out oxygen for 20 hours and Ozone for four hours a day along with the formation of nascent oxygen which absorbs harmful gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide from the environment.
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Tulsi tea helps in cough, cold, fever, pain, expelling phlegm and improve immunity. I have used tulsi extensively from childhood for almost everything. Whenever I feel out of balance, I smell the leaves, boil some leaves and drink it.
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Peppermint is an aromatic plant, created from the blending of watermint and spearmint. It is used to add flavor or fragrance to foods, cosmetics, soaps, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other products, and it may have some medicinal uses.
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I have used it personally for gastric problems and sore throat. It works wonders. You feel such a release of any closed feeling in the body. It opens various channels in the body. Helps in sinusitis and breathing difficulty.
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Butterfly Pea/Asian Pigeonwings Flowers
Butterfly-pea is a plant from the family Fabaceae and is commonly found throughout South East Asia. It is also a sacred flower and is offered to Goddess.
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Butterfly Pea Flower tea
The earthy flavour of butterfly-pea flower tea is said to be a mood enhancer. The tea is said to have stress busting effects that may also help reduce symptoms of anxiety. It is also known to refresh the brain and helps keep you energised and happy throughout the day. I have personally used it just for soothing the strained eyes. It is most soothing to the eyes. It has no specific taste. But it is so beautiful to look at. Drink it with your eyes.