This Heather Flower Tea is a hot, strong herbal drink that helps soothes a cough, cold, congestion among other health issues. Here is a tutorial on How to Make Heather Tea to help get you through Wintertime or any time you are in need of restoration.
Heather Flower Tea
Hi Everyone, how's everyone's January going? For me, it's been a "recovery month" after December.
January is a time to seek restoration, one might be nursing a cough and/or cold or general fatigue from last month's holidays. This Heather Flower Tea is the perfect, herbal, hot tea drink for Winter time or any time of the year when you find yourself in need of restoration.
A few weeks ago, a sinus cold swept through our house and this Heather Flower Tea was just what was needed to make us feel better.
The tea that dried heather flowers makes is strong and very "herbal" and this is what makes it so good when one is in need of strong cup of tea. My personal anecdotal experience is that is kicked my lingering cough (I had had for weeks) right to the curb.
What are Heather Flowers Like?
Heather flowers are very fragrant. They have a pretty, floral scent but they also remind me of the scent of the forest, a clean, beautiful forest. They are pink and the mix that bMAKER has includes the twiggy little branches too, so the mix have brown and green tones too - all beautiful, natural colors.
As quoted from the Heather Flower bMAKER package:
Heather Flowers are a traditional remedy in herbal medicine and a traditional beer making ingredient in Europe.
Health Benefits of Heather Flower Tea
Among Heather Flower Tea's health benefits are:
- aids in treatment of kidney and bladder issues, including disinfection of urinary tract
- aids in prevention and treatment of gout, arthritis and rheumatism
- a helpful cold and cough home remedy (this is the number 1 thing I use heather flower tea for!)
- aids in remedying various gastrointestinal issues
Several years ago, my husband Eric had kidney stones, to the point that he had to have surgery to remove them, if I had known about the health benefits of Heather Flower tea back then, I would have definitely made some for him.
Side Effects of Heather Flower Tea
When taking heather flower tea, please keep in mind there are potential side effects associated with this tea and you should not have more than 1-2 cups of tea at a time:
- too much heather flower tea can cause liver damage
- pregnant and breastfeeding women should not drink heather flower tea
- heather flower tea is strong enough that it can alter the effects of some medication (especially ones that are related to the urinary and digestive tract). We are not doctors, so I advise you to talk to your doctor, if you have any concerns about having this tea!
Helpful Kitchen Tools for Heather Flower Tea
- small-medium saucepan
- t-sac paper tea diffuser or fine mesh tea diffuser
- heat safe mugs
- honey dipper, optional
- spoon for stirring
If you try this Heather Flower Tea recipe, please let me know in the comments below!
How to Make Heather Flower Tea
- 2 tablespoons dried, food grade heather flowers
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon honey or preferred sweetener, amount to taste, optional
- lemon slices, optional
1. Fill a t-sac or fine mesh tea diffuser with 2 tablespoons dried, food grade heather flowers.
2. In a small-medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
3. Add the heather-filled tea sac or diffuser to the water and secure to the side. Turn heat off.
4. Allow to steep for 10 minutes (15 minutes at the most).
5. Pour into heat-safe mugs, serve with optional honey or preferred sweetener and optional lemon slices.
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