You can replace the classic varieties of tea with useful tisanes. Tisans are organic herbal drinks without caffeine and tea leaves in the composition. In rare tisanes, you can find a small amount of oolong (a type of tea).
Otherwise, tisanes are 99.9% natural herbs, berries, seeds, roots, medicinal flowers.
Do not confuse tisanes with herbal preparations from a pharmacy. Tisans are fragrant blended teas without chemical additives from selected and environmentally friendly raw materials that can be brewed like regular tea bags.
What are tisanes
Depending on the main raw material, tisanes are:
As phyto-raw materials are used:
- herbs – lemon balm, mint, lemongrass;
- roots – ginger, echinacea, chicory, turmeric;
- fruits – peach, apple, plum, fig;
- berries – raspberries, blueberries, currants, cranberries;
- flowers – rose, chamomile, hibiscus, lavender;
- bark – cinnamon, slippery elm, black cherry bark, oak bark;
- seeds – cardamom, cumin, fennel, dill.
Tisans are divided into therapeutic, preventive and everyday.
Therapeutic and prophylactic tisanes are rich in flavonoids, vitamins, enzymes, microelements and organic acids, which actively help in the fight against chronic ailments and improve the general condition of the body:
- have a tonic and anti-cold effect;
- help cleanse the body and improve digestion;
- have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the nervous and cardiovascular systems;
- help fight excess weight and keep yourself in good physical shape.
There are a number of tisanes that slow down the aging of the body. As part of anti-age tisanes, there are red grape skins, olive leaves and rosemary.
Therapeutic and prophylactic teas can be added to the diet of children, they have a preventive effect against colds and SARS, normalize sleep and appetite. The composition of children’s herbal tea includes such herbs and berries:
- Linden blossom;
- rose hip;
- red and black currants;
Popular “everyday” tisanes include drinks from:
- hibiscus (hibiscus);
- fireweed ( Ivan tea);
- Tatar buckwheat (ku qiao);
- clitoris trifoliate (anchan);
- aspalatus linear (rooibos).
When drinking any tea, you must remember: the main criteria for using the healing power of plants should be moderation and caution. Therefore, before use, read the instructions and do not abuse tea. The optimal number of cups of tea per day is no more than three.
What are useful tisanes
Tizany can be drunk daily and all year round. Herbal teas warm well and support immunity in winter, and in summer they quench thirst and refresh.
According to the category of action and effectiveness, tisanes are divided into three groups:
- soothing – needed to stabilize the emotional state, normalize sleep. At the heart of tisanes are herbs and flowers: chamomile, sage, mint and lemon balm;
- invigorating – fill the body with energy, tone up and relieve drowsiness for the whole day. The composition necessarily contains citrus fruits, nutmeg and hibiscus, which tone up no worse than caffeine;
- vitamin – everyday teas during the cold season, which will provide vitamin nourishment to the body. This category of tisanes includes teas based on rose hips, mountain ash, currant leaves and blueberries.
How to brew tisanes
The benefits of the drink are revealed with proper brewing. Strictly follow the instructions for brewing tea on the package. Tisane can be poured with both hot and cold water, increasing the infusion time to seven hours in the refrigerator.
You can choose a convenient tea format: portioned cubes, filter bags or loose. Here are some recipes for healthy and tasty tisanes.
You will need:
- ginger – 1 piece 4-5 cm long;
- cinnamon – to taste;
- black pepper – to taste;
- water – 1 l.
Peel a small piece of ginger, cut into pieces, throw into boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, season with cinnamon and black pepper. Drink warm, you can add a slice of lemon and mint.
Ginger tea with mint
You will need:
- fresh ginger root – 2 tsp;
- lemon – 1/3 pc.;
- mint leaves – to taste;
- water – 4 glasses.
Pour water into a small saucepan, pour grated ginger, stir. Put the saucepan on low heat, bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, add mint and close the lid. It is recommended to drink tea 30 minutes before meals 2-3 times a day. The drink strengthens the immune system and speeds up metabolism.
Fenugreek seed tea
You will need:
- fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp;
- cinnamon – 1 stick or pinch;
- water – 200 ml.
Pour all the ingredients with boiling water, leave for 20 minutes or boil for a short time. Drink three times a day 15-20 minutes before meals.
This drink helps maintain stable blood sugar levels and pancreatic health.
Pour the crushed inflorescences of pharmaceutical chamomile with boiling water, cover with a lid and leave to brew for about half an hour.
Chamomile flower tea has a sweet fruity flavor and a pronounced alkalizing and anti-inflammatory effect. The drink calms the nervous system, has an antibacterial effect against a number of pathogenic bacteria, including E. coli, streptococci and staphylococci.
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