Ms. Rain's Heart Healthy Tea
In recent years, many spiritual practitioners who are also herbalists have decided to incorporate spirit and health into their practice. I find this vitally important, as our physical health should be valued like our spiritual health. As some of you may know, I am more then a root worker and conjurer. I am also a Certified Crystal Therapist and Reiki Master with several attunements and 2 bands of healing. I also practice herbal medicine and have decided to incorporate a bit of healthy living into my practice.
Ms. Rain's tea is very pretty, however, the health benefits are extraordinary. Let me explain...
Hawthorn Berries (Common Name: hawthorn, English Hawthorn, one-seed hawthorn)
Botanical Name: Crataegus monogyna Jacq. / Plant Family: Rosaceae
Hawthorn flowers, leaves and berries have been praised over the years for its heart healthy benefits. Not only are the flowers, berries and leaves good for your physical heart, they're excellent for your emotional heart. Hawthorn supports healthy heart functioning as well as improved circulation.
Precautions: Since the flowers, leaves and berries are processed in a plant that also produces tree nuts, tree nut fragments may occasionally be present. Also, use precaution if taking certain medications for high blood pressure, as well as beta blockers.
Hibiscus Flowers (Whole) (Common Name: Hibiscus, roselle, ambashtaki)
Botanical Name: Hibiscus Sabdariffa L. / Plant Family: Malvaceae
Hibiscus is packed with antioxidants and may help lower blood pressure, lower blood fat levels, boost liver health and certain compounds may be able to kill cancer cells.
Precautions: Use precaution if you have low blood pressure, may increase sugar levels in diabetics, do not use hibiscus 2 weeks prior to a surgical procedure, do not use hibiscus while pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, may interfere with the absorption of acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Rosehips (Common Name: Rosehips, dog rose, dog brier, briar rose)
Botanical Name: Rosa spp. / Plant Name: Rosaceae
Rosehips are renowned for its antioxidant power. Rosehips tea boosts the immune system, as well as acting as a digestive aid (very powerful when combined with ginger). Rosehips are also known to support heart health and may aid in weight loss.
Precautions: People with G6PD the large amount of Vitamin C may increase the risk of complications. Rosehips contains Rugosin E. which is known to cause blood clots. Do not use if you have suffered a heart attack, stroke or have deep vein thrombosis. People with iron-related disorders should not use products high in Vitamin C.
Moderate interactions with these medications: aluminum, estrogens, the psychotropic drug Prolixin (fluophenazine) and Coumadin (Warfarin).
Minor interactions with these medications: aspirin, salsalate, choline magnesium trisalyclate,
Red Rose Petals (Common Name: Cabbage Rose, Provence Rose)
Botanical Name: Rosa Damascena Herrm. / Plant Name: Rosaceae
Roses are not only beautiful and smell divine, they actually have medicinal properties as well. Rose petal tea is packed with antioxidants, relieves headaches, enhances moods, soothes sore throats and skin irritation.
Precautions: Considered safe unless you are allergic to this plant family.
Stevia Leaf (Common Name: Stevia, Candy Leaf, Paraguayan Sweet herb, sweet leaf)
Botanical Name: Stevia Rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni / Plant Name: Asterceae
Stevia is a natural sweetener and has been documented to have medicinal purposes such as antimicrobial, anti-diarrheal, anti-tumor, diuretic, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory actions, the scientific evidence is the strongest concerning two medical issues - high blood pressure and high blood sugar/insulin resistance.
Precautions: No known precautions
Spearmint (Common Name: Spearmint)
Botanical Name: Mentha Spicata L / Plant Name: Lamiaceae
Spearmint leaf was a last addition that I contemplated adding to this tea mixture. I wasn't sure if the addition would overpower the taste, but, it actually tastes delicious and cuts the bitterness of the Hawthorn. Spearmint leaves have their own sweetness and the minty flavor is very refreshing. Here is a list of the benefits of Spearmint leaves:
High in antioxidants; may aid women with hormonal imbalances; may reduce facial hair in women; fight bacterial infection and reduce stress.
As you can see, Ms. Rain's Heart Healthy Tea is filled with herbal medicines combined to improve health. It is important we use precautionary measures to divert certain health issues that may be generational or due to unhealthy eating habits. You can also drink my tea while wearing Ms. Rain's Fix a Broken Heart oil.
I highly advise with all herbal supplements you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, on certain medications and have certain health issues.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.