One of the most enjoyable and accessible ways to invite plant medicine into our daily lives is through drinking tea. Teas work as both food and medicine, extracting not only the more overt medicinal compounds of plants but also bringing minerals, antioxidants and other essential nutrients into solution. Water is a powerful medium for extraction and is referred to as the Universal Solvent, due to its ability to dissolve more substances than any other liquid. As a result a simple tea contains a wide range of medicinal properties from whatever plants you choose to use.
Below you'll find few simple teas formulae for starting the New Year off right. Feel free to modify them as you see fit, or substitute herbs based on what you have available. As always, please do your own research and consult your healthcare provider before taking any new herbs. Every body is different and while all the herbs listed below are considered safe for general use, your health is your own to nurture and to consider the nuances of.