Alkaline herbal tea – Nettle, Lavender and Dandelion.
Nettle leaf – Astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic (reduce salt levels), antimicrobial, full of vitamins and iron. Often used for muscle soreness, eczema, asthma, allergies, hair loss, joint health, immune boost.
Lavender – Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties known to help sooth acne and the heal skin, analgesic (painkiller), antidepressant, antibacterial and anti-fungal . Often used to treat insomnia, insect-bites, nervousness, migraines, nerve pain and joint pain.
Dandelion leaf/root – Dandelion is high in potassium and vitamins A,B,C and D, which can cleanse the blood and stimulate contribute to function of the liver.
Immune support tea – Echinacea, Acerola cherry, Elderberry
Echinacea – Antimicrobial, antioxidant and antibacterial. Known to help shorten the duration of the common cold and flu, and reduce symptoms, such as sore throat, cough and fever.
Acerola Cherry – antioxidant, natural source of vitamin C. Known to contribute to healthy function of the immune system and help the body fight infections and viruses. Popular supplement and categorised as a superfood due to antioxidant-rich properties.
Elderberry – contains high levels of flavonoids, meaning it is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich. These are thought to help protect healthy cells from harmful free radicals. Vitamin A, Potassium, Vitamin C, Calcium and iron. Do not eat raw elderberries as they can be poisonous.
Peppermint/Mint tea –
Mint – Stimulating, aids digestion, aromatic, calmative, antispasmodic for digestive tract, mild sedative and antibacterial. Often used for indigestion, bloating and to relieve tension pains. Spearmint contains a compound known as carvone, giving it a mild flavour that’s sweet and cool. Peppermint contains menthol and menthone, giving it a sharp, spicy flavour. (There are around eighteen species of mint)
Antimicrobial – a substance that kills microorganisms or stops their growth.
Anti-inflammatory – a substance that reduces inflammation or swelling.
Antiviral – a substance that kills or inhibits/reduces viral infection.
Astringent – a substance that causes the concentration of skin cells and other tissues.
Decongestant – a substance that helps relieve congestion in the upper respiratory tract.
Information from below books and website:
A modern herbal – Alys Fowler
The Garden Apothecary – Christine Iverson
Plant Witchery – Juliet Diaz
Alkaline Herbal Medicine – Aqiyl Aniys
Medical News Today