Fireweed or rosebay
Willow herb or fireweed — collection, preparation, and recipes
When my great-grandmother was a girl in their village, there lived a shepherd. Such shepherds as this and cherish anyone about them not to tell. Cattle on pasture are not measures did not fall, wolf avoided his grazing. But not without a sin — loved this dear shepherd at the time
the drink is tea.
At the shepherds at the time was the tradition to eat out in different homes. As the hostess of tea does not put to a shepherd, cattle is wrong. People now have realized what was happening, and shepherd’s tea was offered constantly.
It so happened that when I came out the shepherd eat out in our family, the tea was to take on not just how, but even in my dreams could never dream of. And my great-grandmother mother perky something whispered in your ear and sent in Senj.
Having dined, the shepherd began to wait for the coveted tea, and then great-grandmother is making a huge samovar with teapot on top. In the house of silence, one Cup of the shepherd drank, reached for the second, third, fourth… Family gasped to taste the “tea” was.
A week later, to praprababcia ran gossips for the secret of shepherd’s tea: Walks, praises, says: Nothing in life is tastier drink. About how! The secret is a secret, penny price. Ivan-tea with cranberry leaf were brewed! Because the makers long to cook, what herbs not fast brew.
Now it has become fashionable to drink willow herb or fireweed angustifolia. Someone buys the finished tea, someone will learn how to dry and save. Question why is this done? The answer is simple: Ivan-tea is delicious, healthy and very active in the treatment of many diseases . But first things first.
How to collect and prepare fireweed
Any medicinal plant should be harvested at the moment of maximum rut juices, that is, when it is preparing to bloom. Time of day one chooses, but I think it is good to pick in the morning, because the plant just wakes up and contains maximum stamina: honey and juices.
Fireweed I use entirely . roots land easy way spread out on an old sheet on the veranda, where there is no direct sunlight. But the first leaves are twisted as they say for better fermentation – and then cut and land in a dark place with good ventilation. But it’s not for tea. But for food and medicinal purposes, I ice leaves entirely right before twisting.
Recipes teas from the willow tea set — after all, like most green healers, Ivan-tea contains a lot of nutrients from vitamin C to flavonoids and tannins . About the same taste fireweed can tell and with repose, but better to try it yourself.
Recipes with Ivan-tea
From well-known drink recipes will result in the following:
meadowsweet (herb) – 1 part
cherry (leaves) – 1 part
peppermint (leaves) – 1 part.
Per Cup of boiling water 1 tablespoon of the collection, to insist 30 minutes. Drink half a Cup 3 times a day for insomnia. Has additional choleretic effect through the meadow. Positively affects the liver.
Ivan-tea (leaves) – part 3,
meadowsweet (leaves and flowers) – part 1,
nettle (leaves) – 1 part.
Per Cup of boiling water 1 tablespoon collection brew for 30 minutes. Drink half a Cup 3 times a day. Has a strong overall Wellness effects, useful for menopausal problems in women, prolonged menstruation
Willow-herb) – 2 parts
hawthorn (fruit) – 2 parts
peppermint (leaves) – 1 part
motherwort (herb) – 1 part.
2 cups boiling water – 2 tablespoons of the collection. Drink half a Cup 3 times a day, for the last time in the evening, half an hour before bedtime. Perfect herbal sedative. In the case of exclusion of hawthorn, also useful for lifting the tone of the uterus during pregnancy.
In equal parts to take:
willow-herb (the leaves),
2 cups boiling water – 3 tablespoons of the collection, to insist 3 hours. Drink in equal portions 3-4 times a day before meals. Useful for anemia.
This is only well-known teas on the basis of fireweed herb or fireweed. In big cities it is not just useful, it is shown in high doses to remove toxins and impurities, as well as to maintain overall health.
Live not aching, and I will continue to slowly tell You tales were, from the life of medicinal plants.
Sincerely, Irina Taits, hereditary Ravnica
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