Your digestive system is a key player in the health of your entire body. Without any conscious effort on your part, it breaks down the food you consume into nutrients that will be absorbed through your intestinal walls and carried by your bloodstream to be used by every cell in your body. And that’s only half the job. Once the nutrients have been extracted from your food and absorbed, your digestive system then goes to work preparing to rid your body of unneeded waste material. The digestive process is vital to keep you nourished, healthy and strong. Read More
Herbal remedies and more to keep the holiday blues away
The yule tide season is the most magical time of the entire year. If you let the hectic holiday pace get to you, you won’t be nearly as much fun. Luckily there are herbs, relaxation techniques, and other helpful hints will make winter your favorite time of year! Read More
This month has been all about Tea at Blessed Herbs. But so far, we’ve concentrated entirely on “Traditional Tea” – or, simply brewed or steeped beverages who’s flavor and active ingredients are derived (even in part) from the “Tea” plant, Camillia sinensis. But we all know there’s way more to “tea” than that! Read More
Green Tea starts out as the same plant as Black Tea – Camellia sinensis. But it’s one of the healthiest draughts you can drink … so what makes Green Tea so much more than its other fresh-brewed brethren? The answer is antioxidants – and a truly unique preparation process! Read More
Tea – a simple three-letter word belying a deep heritage and rich traditions. A beverage once drank as medicine, then as a refreshing pick-me-up, and now thanks to analysis by modern science, tea is touted as a healthy, beneficial drought approaching super-food status.
But what is tea? There are two ways to define “Tea:” as a warm or cold beverage derived from brewed or steeped leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, or any beverage derived from the process of pouring or soaking dried plant or botanical parts in hot or boiling water. Either way – tea is a fascinating subject in and of itself. Read More