3 Healthy Homemade Teas and Their Health Benefits
3 Healthy Homemade Teas
- Hibiscus or Gumamela Tea
- Guava Leaves Tea
- Moringa Oleifera / Malunggay / Miracle Tree Tea
1. Hibiscus or Gumamela tea is made of fresh or dried hibiscus flowers. It should be the red hibiscus for making this healthy tea.
Having a garden in my home country allows me to enjoy the red hibiscus flowers for my tea. I have planted this flower a few years ago when I visited my Philippines home. Every time I long for a mug of hibiscus tea, I just harvest a red hibiscus flower in my garden and put it in a boiling water, added with honey and lemon or calamansi juice before drinking.
2. Guava leaves tea is made of a few leaves of a guava tree which we also have in our garden. I use the light young green leaves of a guava when making this tea and just drink it without any sugar or honey. I love it real.
3. Moringa Oleifera / Malunggay / Miracle tree tea is made of the leaves of this super healthy plant. We had a miracle tree before in our garden but due to too much rain, it died. Now I have to buy Moringa leaves in the supermarket or in an open market in our town to make this super healthy tea.
Here is the link to my Moringa Oleifera hub https://hubpages.com/living/What-Is-Moringa-Tree
Every time I long for a mug of hibiscus tea, I just harvest a red hibiscus flower in my garden and put it in a boiling water, added with honey and lemon or calamansi juice before drinking.
How to Make Hibiscus Tea
From fresh hibiscus flower:
1 red hibiscus flower (if dried, 1 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 mug of boiling water
- Put the washed fresh (or dried) hibiscus flower in a mug.
- Add the boiling water. The red flower turns a bit brown.
- Add a lemon juice in it and the flower will have its color again.
- Let the flower stay in the mug of boiling water for at least 5 minutes before getting it out from the mug.
- Add the honey or any sweetener you want to enjoy your tea.
Tip: If you have red hibiscus in your garden, you can dry some of the hibiscus flowers when there are many to harvest. Just wash them and let them dry in the air for a few days and keep them in an airtight container or a jar.
I put hibiscus flower in every tea that I have. It's sweet, sexy and cleansing.— Mario Batali
How to Make a Guava Leaves Tea
From Fresh Guava Leaves:
2 young Guava leaves
1 mug of boiling water
a teaspoon of sugar (optional)
a teaspoon of lemon juice (optional)
This is a very simple way of making a guava tea. Just wash the young guava leaves and put them in the mug. Add a fresh boiling water. Let it stay for at least 5 minutes. The longer you let the leaves stay in the mug, the bitter it will get. Drink this tea the way you like it by adding sugar or honey. I love this tea without sweetener and lemon. This is the very healthy taste that I love. Guava tea is loaded with vitamin C and other vitamins.
How to Make Moringa Leaves Tea
1 teaspoon Moringa leaves powder
1 mug of boiling water
honey for your taste, optional
a teaspoon of lemon juice, optional
- Put a teaspoon of Moringa leaves powder in a mug.
- Add boiling water to the mug. Let this stay for a few minutes or at least 3 minutes. Depends on how long you like it. Keep on tasting.
- Sieve the tea before drinking.
- Add honey and lemon juice if you want.
Health Benefits of Hibiscus, Moringa and Guava Leaves Teas
Guava Leaves Tea
Moringa / Malunggay/ Miracle Tree Tea
it can reduce high blood pressure
it helps in treating diarrhea
lots of Vitamins A,B,C,E,K
it has anti-inflamatory properties
it helps in treating cold and cough
it contains iron, calcium, potassium and protein
it helps lowers cholesterol
it has a lot of vitamins C, antioxidants and lycopene
it contains selenium and is rich in amino acids
it has an antioxidant properties that helps in treating liver illnesses
it helps in normalising blood pressure due to the potassium in it
it helps in treating urinary tract infections, rheuma and gout
it is rich in Vitamin C
it is rich in fibers which helps in losing weight
it increase the milk production of lactating mothers
it gives relief when having a menstrual cramps
it helps in regulating blood sugar after eating meals
it helps in losing weight
How To Make a Homemade Moringa Powder
Moringa powder is very expensive in Europe and so I decided to make my own homemade Moringa leaves tea while I have access to this plant here in the Philippines. I bought a package of Moringa leaves in the market which included a piece of lemongrass. I used the lemongrass for my soup and dried the Moringa leaves for making moringa powder for my tea. Here's how I made it.
- Getting of the small Moringa leaves from its branches before washing the leaves in a strainer under the flowing tap water. This is to get rid of the dust.
- Arrange the leaves on a tray and let them air dry for about 3 days but not under the heat of the sun.
- Then I made the leaves into powder by grinding them with a nut grinder.
- Store them in a clean glass container or a small tupperware.
Live a Healthy Life
Live a healthy life by drinking healthy herbal teas like Moringa, hibiscus and guava teas. Enjoying them give me the feeling that I do something good not only to make me relax but also for my well being and to take the needed liquid that I should drink to keep me hydrated.
Thank you very much for reading and I hope you will try drinking at least one of these herbal teas.
© 2018 Thelma Alberts