Native of Europe, Verbena is extensively cultivated in other countries. Verbena has long been credited with magical properties and was used in ceremonies by the Romans, Druids of ancient Britain and Gaul. It is a traditional herbal health in both Chi... *
Native of Europe, Verbena is extensively cultivated in other countries. Verbena has long been credited with magical properties and was used in ceremonies by the Romans, Druids of ancient Britain and Gaul. It is a traditional herbal health in both China and Europe. Verbena can be used in mouth washes for infected gums and as a poultice for hemorrhoids. A tea can be been used as a nerve tonic, to help support insomnia and to help digestion. It has tonic, restorative properties, and can be used to help support stress and anxiety, and to improve digestive function. Verbena also acts as a mild sedative, a mild bitter, and effectively stimulates bile secretion.
Mint has been tried for many centuries. The name comes from the Greek legend of the nymph Minthe, who attracted the attention of Hades. Hades' wife, the jealous Persephone, attacked Minthe and was in the process of trampling her to death when Hades turned her into the herb (and was ever sacred to him). A symbol of hospitality and wisdom, "the very smell of it reanimates the spirit", Pliny tells us. Ancient Hebrews scattered mint on their synagogue floors so that each footstep would raise its fragrance. Ancient Greeks and Romans rubbed tables with mint before their guests arrive. The Romans brought mint and mint sauce to Britain. The pilgrims brought mint to the United States aboard the Mayflower. The Japanese have distilled peppermint oil for several centuries and the oil is further processed to produce menthol. The smell of mint is known to help keep mice away and pennyroyal is also regarded as an effective insecticidal against fleas and aphids.
Mint is carminative, stimulative, stomachic, diaphoretic and antispasmodic. Peppermint has the highest concentrations of menthol, while preparations of spearmint are often given to children. Mint is a general pick-me-up, good for coughs, colds and fevers. Herbalists tell us it helps digestion, joint pain, hiccups, stings, ear aches, flatulence and for throat and stuffy/runny noses. There are also claims that a glass of creme de menthe helps with motion sickness.
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Fresh drawn, boiling water contains the most oxygen, thereby giving the fullest taste to tea. Water that has been boiling for some time looses the oxygen and thereby the best taste.
Allow full expansion during the infusion and easy removal after the time for steeping has elapsed.
Draw into a tea pot or kettle the best fresh water that you have available.
Warm the teapot and cups while the water is boiling.
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