The power of herbs for health and beauty
 Ancient healers prized for infusions herbal calming effect and beneficial effect on the nervous system and internal organs.

Tea or a specially brewed leaves, buds or twigs of the tea bush, Camellia sinensis - One of the most popular beverage in the world. Most of the countries where tea is grown, since ancient times, have their own traditions, not only related to brewing tea, but also with the growing, vysushki leaf tea tree.

In Russia tea in Russia begins its history with the mission boyar son Vasily Starkov, who in 1638 brought by the Mongol Khan as a gift to the Russian tsar four pounds of "Chinese leaves." However, before the tea has become one of the most popular beverages in Russia, our ancestors drank herbal and berry extracts, which are toned, rejuvenate, get rid of various ailments. Now these drinks called "vitamin teas." Vitamin tea brewed from a variety of herbs, flowers, fruits. The value of this tea is that it contains caffeine and other stimulants substances which are not so harmless to the human body.

Utensils for tea

Perfect tea brewing   It should be a circular shape. The kettle lid should be necessarily hole. Teapot lid should be tight and well fitted. Spout Teapot should be high enough. He must adhere to the body of the teapot at an angle of approximately 30-35º. Spoon for the agitation of tea leaves in a teapot should be made of wood or ceramic.

A method of brewing tea vitamin

Properly brewed vitamin tea has a unique taste, aroma and color, it retains all the biologically active substances.

The flowers are brewed in a large porcelain teapot boiling water. Fresh blueberries before welding it is necessary to crush, crush and dry. The leaves are placed in hot water and boil for 3-5 minutes and pour boiling water. Crushed roots and stems are placed in cold water, heated to boiling and simmer boiled for 10-15 minutes. After brewing tea from the flowers, leaves and berries in a porcelain teapot insist 5-10 minutes, and tea from the roots and stems insist in an enamel pot for 10-15 minutes.

Usually, herbal tea filter immediately, as soon as it is brewed or present. If grass overexpose in hot water, the tea can be bitter. Strained tea can be refrigerated in a tightly closed glass container for three days.

Herbal teas

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Chamomile tea is a popular drink in many countries. Chamomile is effective in the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases, wounds, ulcers.

The recipe. Brew chamomile should be at the rate of 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers per cup of water. Boil filtered water and a little cool it - water for brewing should be hot, but not boiling water. Then fill chamomile flowers, cover with a tea towel and let the thick drink for 10-15 minutes. You can add honey.


Mint well tones the whole body. In addition, this tea lowers blood pressure. It stimulates the heart muscle, relieves headaches, improves blood circulation. Peppermint tea, drunk in the evening, helps to relax and fall asleep quickly as well relieves stress. Caution Peppermint is considered the hot grass, because menthol, which it contains, warms the stomach and contributes to the emergence of appetite.

The recipe. Put mint tea pour the mixture into the boiling water, cover and let stand for 4 minutes. Cut the lemon and lime into quarters. Squeeze the juice from citrus fruit slices in a bowl of tea.

Interesting! Peppermint tea can help women who have been excessive hair growth in unwanted places, the conclusion made by scientists who conducted the new study.


Tea from the leaves of currants perfectly regulates metabolism, improves liver and kidney. Fruits are rich cassis succinic acid and citric acid, as well as trace elements and vitamin C.

The recipe. In a large pot put two handfuls of fresh leaves of currant, pour boiling water, let stand for 2-3 minutes.


Lemongrass has a stimulating and toning effect on the central nervous system, reduces fatigue, increases efficiency, enhances the sharpness of night vision, stimulates the cardiovascular system and respiration, lowers blood sugar, dilates the peripheral blood vessels, increases blood pressure. Leaves, twigs and berries lend themselves tea lemon flavor, so the taste of the drink is not particularly specific.

The recipe. Siberian lemongrass pour into the kettle, pour boiling water, let stand for 5 minutes.


Tea Bergamot helps to relieve tension and fatigue. The scent of bergamot has a calming effect, reduces anxiety and depression. It has a rejuvenating, tones the skin, tightens pores and promotes the disappearance of age spots.

The recipe. The Teapot lay dried bergamot, pour boiling water, let stand for 2-3 minutes.

Interesting! It is known that wild apples broth dry (no sugar) promotes fast weight loss and restores complexion.

The rose hips vitamin C contains one, 5-2 g per 100 g dry weight. The daily requirement for vitamin C - 60 mg, that is enough to eat 4 grams of dried rose hips to get the required amount.
The recipe. 200 g hips washed with cold water and 2 L of boiling water is poured and then left in the thermos for 6-8 hours. The resulting brew, very pleasant to the taste, not only contains vitamin C, and vitamins A, E, F, and other valuable substances and, thanks to them, has a tonic, adaptogenic and so forth. Properties.
Important!   Dried leaves and fruits should be stored in paper or cloth bags, each plant species separately (can be stored in glass or ceramic jars with tight lids). The shelf life of flowers, leaves and grass should not exceed 1-2 years, the shelf life of fruits and berries - 3-4 years, roots, rhizomes and bark of 2-3 years.

Herbal blends for vitamin teas

Herbal blends for teas can be very diverse and depend on the taste and well-being. The mixture should always include a fragrant weed (oregano, mint, lemon balm, thyme), other herbs should be neutral.


1.   3 g of dried leaves of wild strawberry, blackberry leaves 3 grams, 3 grams of black currant leaves, 10 g of St. John's wort, 10 g of thyme, 200 ml of water. Insist 7-10 minutes.

2.   2 g of dried flowers heather, 2 g of dried leaves of wild rose, 10 g of dried leaves of strawberries. Insist 5-10 minutes.

3.   12 g of dried leaves, cranberries, 10-15 g sugar, 200 ml of water. Infuse for 10-15 minutes.

4.   10 g of dried leaves of strawberry, 2 g Hypericum, 2 g of mint, 200 ml of water. Insist 7-10 minutes.

5.   6 grams of dried rose hips, 6 grams of dried sea buckthorn fruit, herbs centaury 2 g, 2 g of licorice root, dandelion root 3 g, 20 g of honey, 200 ml of water. Fruits chop, chop the roots, the mixture is poured boiling water in an enamel pot, boil 10 minutes, insisting 1:00.

6.   30 g of dried berries of mountain ash, 5 grams of dried raspberries, 2 g of dried black currant leaves. Insist 5-7 minutes. Used as welding.

7.   5 g of dried leaves primrose, Hypericum 5 g, 200 mL of water. The mixture is poured boiling water over the leaves in a porcelain teapot and insist 5-7 minutes. Used as welding.

8.   20 g dried thyme leaves, 20 g of St. John's wort, 4 g of dried leaves of cranberries. The mixture leaves brewed and used as in the previous recipe.

9.   20 g of rosehips, 15 g of honey and 5 g of lemon juice, 200 ml of water. Dried rose hips crushed, pour boiling water, cook for 10 minutes in an enamel pot with the lid closed, for 10 minutes. Broth strain. Add honey and lemon juice.

10.   Fruit, dried rose hips (3 parts), cranberries (1 part), dried nettle leaves (3 parts). Fruits grind, make a mixture. One tablespoon of the mixture pour boiling water, bring to a boil, leave for 1 hour.

eleven.   10 g of dried rosehip, 5 grams of dried leaves of thyme, 15 g of honey, 200 ml of water. Hips chop, pour boiling water and cook for 5 minutes, then add the thyme leaves. Insist 10 minutes, strain, add honey.

12.   20 grams of dried rose hips, 10 g of dried fruits of mountain ash, 5 grams of dried leaf oregano, 200 ml of water. Dried fruits chop, pour boiling water and cook for 5 minutes, then add the oregano leaves and infuse for 10 minutes.

13.   200 ml of water, 2 g of dried blueberry, 2 g of dried chamomile flowers, peppermint 2 g, 2 g of nettle leaves. The ground mixture brew in a porcelain teapot, to insist 15-20 minutes. Tea is recommended for chronic colitis.

14.   Dried leaves of lemon balm (1 part), Veronica (1 part), strawberries (3 parts), hawthorn (4 pieces). One tablespoon of chopped mixture boil 250 ml of boiling water, leave for 5-7 minutes.

15.   Dried leaves of wild strawberry (3 parts), peppermint (2 parts), hawthorn (4 pieces). Infuse for 5-7 minutes.

16.   Dried peppermint (part 1), Melissa (1 part), valerian root (1 part), leaves and flowers of prickly thistle (1 part). One tablespoon of chopped mixture to fill a glass of boiled water, to insist 30 minutes, drain.

17. Dried peppermint (1 part), motherwort (1 part), valerian root (part 1), stems of hops (1 part). One tablespoon of chopped mixture to fill a glass of boiled water, to insist 30 minutes, drain.

Vitamin tea and essential oils

Essential oils - a unique product for health and beauty. Currently, they are widely used in medicine and cosmetics. For internal use dosage of essential oils does not exceed 1 - 3 drops, and the duration of reception - 3 - 4 weeks in a row. They need to be added to the tea with honey. Particular caution should be exercised in the appointment of the essential oils of anise, oregano, cinnamon, nutmeg, fennel, thyme, sage. Almost without limitation use essential oils of peppermint, lavender, tea tree.
Author: Inna Sedykh