I posted a new article on Vee Tea today. It's part one of a series of Tisane Listings. Here's an excerpt:
Black peppercorns (and their green and red relatives) are used on their own or in blends (especially in masala chai). For centuries, they have been used in Ayurvedic/alternative medicines for reducing free radicals, increasing circulation, reducing joint stiffness, easing sinus pressure, weight loss, and balancing the body’s water content.
Though blackberry can be used to treat diarrhea, I recommend it for the taste.
As you’ve probably heard, blueberries are very high in antioxidants. As an added bonus, they taste good! The leaves are said to decrease kidney inflammation and aid in increasing urine flow.
Burdock (known in Japan as “gobo”) is a Japanese root that tastes like a blend of potatoes and celery. It is used as an anti-inflamatory, antioxidant, liver-cleansing/stimulating, blood-cleansing, and blood-sugar-regulating tisane. Results typically start within three weeks of use. (Consult an herbalist before use. DO NOT use if you have ulcers, IBS, or excess stomach acid.)
Cannabis is best known in its marijuana and hashish forms, but it is also used to make a drug called bhang, which is popular in India and is often consumed as a tisane or mixed with tea. (This herb is illegal in the U.S. and many other countries. Check local laws before use.)
Follow the link to read the rest of this tisane article. Enjoy, and check back next week for part 2!