Drinking infusions of locally-grown herbs pre-dates the drinking of black tea from China or India, and is another example of the health-giving properties of herbs. Remember what happened to Peter Rabbit at the end of his adventures? “His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter!”
At Liliwen Herbs we have grown and blended several delicious combinations of herbs, each with a specific purpose in mind. Whether you need a pick-me-up or a wind-me-down, to digest your meal or soothe period pain we have a brew for you! For best results brew for a good 5-10 minutes in a teapot, strain and drink. Then top up the teapot with boiling water for a second brew!
Balance Mix is a blend for women to help balance their hormones throughout the month. The herbs Alchemilla, Calendula and Raspberry Leaf together can help relieve PMS symptoms, painful periods and mood swings. Can be drunk throughout the month but especially useful in the two weeks leading up to a period. NOTE: Calendula should be avoided during pregnancy.
Fennel seeds, infused as a tea, are great for relieving all forms of wind and indigestion, and colic in babies. A teaspoonful of the cooled tea given to a baby will help bring up wind. For nursing infants the benefits pass through breastmilk and have the same effect. Fennel is also said to help with the production of breastmilk.
Winter Tea has been developed to support you through the colder months. It is a good blend for colds and flu, as Calendula will help bring down a fever, Red Clover relieves a cough, and Sage soothes a sore throat. A great-tasting blend in a clip-lid tin, 15g.
This same blend is also recommended for menopause relief as both Red Clover and Calendula contain phytoestrogens and Sage is good at relieving sweating.
NOTE: do not drink during pregnancy
Pep Up Tea
A blend of tonic herbs to help you spring into the day, refresh you at tea break and nourish your body. Peppermint is great for digestion, Nettle is full of iron and vitamins, and Lemon Balm will lift a headache and gives a zingy flavour. This blend will pep you up if you’re feeling a bit run-down.
Raspberry Leaf Tea
Raspberry Leaf Tea is well-known for its womb-strengthening properties and thus is particularly used by women in late pregnancy and just after childbirth. It promotes bloodflow to the uterus, thereby helping tone the muscles ready for birth, and afterwards helps the womb shrink back to normal size again. Drink the infusion freely in the last term of pregnancy and beyond.
Sleepy Tea – does what it says on the tin! Chamomile, Spearmint and Blackberry Leaf have long been used in blends to aid relaxation and promote sleep. Settle down with a pot of this in the evening…sweet dreams!
Liliwen Herbs’ herbal teas are also stocked in:
Wright’s, Llanarthne www.wrightsfood.co.uk
Cwmdu Community Shop, Cwmdu www.facebook.com/cwmduinn
Myddfai Ty Talcen Shop, Myddfai www.myddfai.org/myddfai-gift-shop/