The world of herbal energy teas is vast and still unknown. Seeds, cereals, leaves, roots ... All act on our body by flattering our palate. Some have medicinal properties; others are simply tasty. Today we reveal the secrets of the best plants for herbal energy tea and infusion. Heat the kettle, in a few minutes you will be unbeatable on the subject.

Gourmet, stimulating, soothing or digestive, every moment of the day has its herbal tea. The best known - verbena, chamomile and linden - represent only a tiny part of this plant treasure. Start by sorting in your cupboards, many dry ingredients that you use in the kitchen can make excellent infusions! This is the case of aromatic herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, bay leaf or sage, but also spices, such as cinnamon, ginger and fennel seeds, or even dry cereals - buckwheat, corn, rice whole - and even dehydrated mushrooms. Take a tour of the garden, of course, and collect hibiscus, rosebuds, heather, nettle, borage, rooibos, rose hips, red vine leaves, burdock, ginseng, etc. without reserve. You will also find them in herb stores, organic stores and some specialized pharmacies.

Stimulating plants

Need a boost in the morning? These stimulating plants get you out of the drowsiness of the night.

Hibiscus

Also known as hibiscus or Roselle, are infused dried chalices of this plant to get a delicious drink, sweet and fruity rich in vitamins A and C.

Ginger

The fresh or dry root is used in small quantities, cut into pieces or minced. No need to peel it if it is organic! This infusion will give you a warmth and vitality when you wake up.

Cinnamon

Effective to fight against the cold and invigorating, cinnamon can be prepared as a decoction or infusion (less scented) from whole sticks.

Thyme

Expectorant and antiseptic, thyme gives a slightly peppery flavor pleasant to infusions and combats winter fatigue. Do not let it steep for more than 5 min as it then takes on a bitter flavor.

 

Digestive plants

Exit transit problems… Their discreet charm brings your gut back to life.

Sage

Excellent in infusion, it helps to digest and relieves stomach cramps, among other benefits - it is recommended against sore throat, has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, etc. properties.

Fennel

Fennel seeds (½ to 1 tsp per cup approximately) release aniseed aromas in the water; this infusion has digestive and decongestant properties. Green anise has similar properties.

Burdock

This delicious root has depurative and slightly laxative properties. It is used at the rate of 1 tsp. tablespoons per cup, 10 min in decoction, then left to infuse another 10 min.

Mushrooms

In Korea and Japan, infuse dried mushrooms (shiitake, oyster mushrooms, but why not porcini mushrooms?) In hot water to obtain a salty drink. The rehydrated mushrooms can then be cooked!

 

Virtuous plants

These strong tasting herbal teas act on our ailments. A long-term investment…

Nettle

It is not necessarily the best plant, but what benefits! Rich in iron, magnesium, vitamins and chlorophyll, the nettle is depurative, slightly diuretic, antidiarrheal ...

Red vine leaf

Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and stimulating blood circulation, the red vine leaf is also good for the liver, mucous membranes and the skin.

Ginseng

It is the panacea for Koreans - hence its Latin name, panax -, the remedy for all ills! Toning, stimulating, ginseng would help fight physical and intellectual fatigue.

Lemongrass

Digestive, calming, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, lemongrass is even effective against dental pain. It is delicious as an infusion to be enjoyed hot or cold. By the way, will you take a small cup of our lemongrass and ginger green tea?

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