The 2016 Great NEWS posts are dedicated to Holistic Habits to enhance our happiness and health and today’s post shares the benefits of teas made with wild weeds. Most people think of weeds as plants to be eliminated from the garden and yard. Instead we should be brewing and eating them to help prevent disease and protect us from health challenges. Many weeds provide essential minerals, nutrients, oils and vitamins vital for our health and well being. The goal for today’s post is to help readers overcome chronic dehydration and disease with the wealth of wisdom contained in water and wild weeds. Many people will be happy to learn that wild weeds are healthy herbs.
This post is written to champion the health benefits of holistic herbs, medicinal plants and weeds. As people open their minds to the possibility and potential for weeds to be considered and consumed as natures medicine and miracle we begin to see the healing power of Mother Nature.
- Blackberry leaf is used in some countries to help with gums mouth and throat inflammation issues.
- Chickweed has been used for insect bites and other skin condition issues.
- Cleavers has been found to be helpful with lymph system, kidneys and skin.
- Clover (red) has been found to contain calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorous, potassium, thiamine and Vitamin C.
- Dandelion tea is believed to help the liver, stomach and urinary tract. Some research feels it may act as an anti cancer compound.
- Goldenrod has been used as a natural bladder, kidney and urinary tract remedy.
- Lambs quarters has essential minerals and vitamins. It has also been found to help with skin injuries and irritations.
- Milk Thistle
- Peppermint makes a cooling and refreshing tea with several health benefits.
- Shepherd’s purse
- St John’s Wort
Stinging Nettle tea makes a super healthy drink that is believed to support the adrenals, kidneys, pancreas and thyroid. Here is a great article with additional benefits of nettles.
Now that you have a wild weed reference list to start with it may be time to do a little homework and research on the internet or at a local library to learn about the benefits of drinking and eating wild weeds. Katrina Blair is an author and expert on herbs and wild weeds that you may enjoy reading more about.
The Healthy Habits 2016 series is dedicated to sharing simple steps to help us discover new ideas and ways to insure better health and well being. What if herbs and wild weeds were loaded with magic medicine? What would it take for you to start eating the weeds and stop killing them?
What is your current Gap?
What current behaviors, choices and habits are unhealthy for you and your family? What foods are you eating that you know are harming your health and well being? What new choices and decisions will help you cleanse and detox the unhealthy beverages and foods of the past? Have you tried eating wild weeds yet? What are you waiting for?
Mastery Action Plan (MAP)
There is a wealth of wisdom on the internet about herbs and wild weeds for health. When we invest the energy, money and time to discover the benefits of teas made with water and weeds we unlock the healing power of Mother Nature. Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs is a great guide to discover a trove of herbal knowledge. When would now be a great time to make a list of ten teas to made with wild weeds to drink each week to benefit your health and well being?
Call to Action
What comments, commitments or concerns come to mind regarding herbal teas and wild weeds? Are you ready to let Mother Earth share her medicinal magic?
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