Herbal teas are one of our oldest forms of both beverages and medicines. Since the dawn of time, humans have been using herbal teas as food and medicine to help support body processes, enhance immunity and build good health. In addition, they support the healthy functioning of organ systems.
As beverages, non-caffeinated herbal teas offer a tasty alternative to the more commonly used herbal drinks: coffee and green or black tea. As medicines, herbal teas provide a simple, effective way to employ the healing power of plants. While these teas can be made from the leaves, flowers, berries, seeds, roots, bark or rhizomes of various plants, not all herbaceous plants are suitable for tea making.
Both people and plants were made from the clay of the Earth. Plants, especially those with tap roots, bring the nutrients up from the clay in a form that is needed and useable by us. As a traditionally trained Appalachian herbalist, I was taught that these green cousins were put upon this earth for our benefit. They are the best source of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and medicines available in Nature.