Boost your C Tea
Vitamin C is essential to our health in so many ways including skin, hair, bones, teeth and immune system. Making sure you’re getting enough is important particularly in the winter months. This simple tea is tasty, calming and ensures you’re getting the C you need!
1/4 cup dried whole rose hips
1 tsp dried mint, any type
2 cups water
Raw Honey to taste (optional)
Place all of the herbs in a pot. Boil 2 cups of water and let cool for a few minutes. Pour the water over the herbs, cover, and let steep for 30 minutes.
The medicine in your cup:
Peppermint: Not only a soother for mind and stomach, peppermint has naturally cooling properties and work on the superficial conditions in the body which makes it great for the common cold that has heat signs (or as we like to say in TCM lingo – “wind-heat attack” which has a nice dramatic ring to it which is fitting when you’re on the couch feeling like you were just attacked by energy sucking bandits!). Fever, headache, sore throat and cough are some of the prime signs for using peppermint.
Rose Hips: Super rich in vitamin C with a pleasant taste, this makes a wonderful addition to any herbal tea during or to prevent a cold or flu
Raw Honey* Honey offers anti-bacterial, anti-inflamatory, anti-oxidant and wound healing effects. Raw honey (which contains bee propolis and bee pollen) offers extra benefits including the following healthful properties: Antioxidant effects, being nutrient rich, helps relieve coughs, treat some forms of diarrhea and has been shown to help protect the brain.
*Pregnant women and children under 6 should avoid raw honey but pasturized honey is safe to use