LAVENDER TEA ON ICE: The lavender plant is native to North and East Africa, the Mediterranean, Southern Europe, India and Arabia, but is also now cultivated and grown in such places as the United States and Japan.
The beneficial constituents of lavender include flavonoids, tannins, courmarines, and essential oil containing camphor, geraniol and linalool.
You can get fresh lavender from your local health food store like Whole Foods and even better can order tea from: http://www.harney.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=3962&category=38&secondary
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers
- 1 teaspoon dried chamomile
- 1 teaspoon green tea leaves (or 1 tea bag,I use decaf)
- 4 cups boiling water
Place the herbs in a warmed teapot.
Pour in the 4 cups boiling water, cover, and steep for 3-5 minutes.
Strain and serve.
Sweeten with honey or sugar, if desired.
Here are a few health benefits attributed to lavender tea: But please know, we all have choices in life and one must do what’s best for self! BUT PLEASE NOTICE IT SAY “MAY HELP” I know I love anything lavender!
Lavender tea may help ease insomnia.
Lavender tea may help calm nervousness and anxiety. It may also be used to alleviate stress and uplift flagging spirits.
Lavender tea may help treat an upset stomach, as well as flatulence and colic. It may also be used to treat stomach and bowel infections.
Lavender tea may help alleviate depressive and migraine headaches.