St. John's Wort Tea- Alvita St. John's Wort (Hypercium perforatum) has been used for more than 20000 years. The leaves and flowers of St. John's Wort contain special glands that release a red oil when pinched. Recommended in the first century by the naturalist Pliny, and the physician Dioscorides, St. John's Wort has a long and varied history of use by the Romans and Greeks. In addition to its health benefits, St. Jon\hn's W... [Read More]
Turmeric Root Tea- Alvita While well-recognized as a culinary spice, turmeric (Curcuma longa), a relative of ginger, also has a long history of use in China and India. Known for its many beneficial properties, turmeric has been traditionally used to alleviate temporary discomfort.
Preparation: Place one tea bag in a cup and add 8 oz of boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bag and remove.
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Valerian Mint Tea- Alvita Used as a common remedy at the time of Hippocrates in the 4th and 5th centuries B.C. Valerian (valerian officinalis) is native to England Europe and the United States. Valerian derives its name from the Latin valere to be strong referring to both the health virtues of the plant as well as its distinct odor. It is often used for its soothing relaxing beneficial properties. Peppermint (men... [Read More]