Celebration Herbals Organic Plantain Leaf Tea Caffeine Free Description
Plantain has been used as a panacea in some Native American cultures and with some very good reasons. Many of its active constituents show antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as being anti-inflammatory and antitoxic. The leaves, shredded or chewed, are a traditional treatment for insect and animal bites and the antibacterial action helps prevent infection and the anti-inflammatory helps to relieve pain, burning, and itching. There is some investigation ongoing to study its affects on lowering blood sugar.
Plantain is very high in vitamins A and C and in calcium. Medicinally, Native Americans used plantain leaves to relieve the pain of bee stings and insect bites, stop the itching of poison ivy and other allergic rashes, and promote healing in sores and bruises. Plantain tea can be used as a mouthwash to help heal and prevent sores in the mouth, and as an expectorant. Most recently, plantain is being marketed as a stop smoking aid, adding one more use to the list of ways that this versatile herb is useful.
Directions: Good water is an essential part of brewing a great cup of tea. We recommend using spring or filtered water.
This is a delicate herb and is more potent when exposed to high temperatures for a short period of time. Be sure that your water is at a rolling boil when you pour it over your teabags.
If you desire a medicinal tea: be sure to use one teabag per cup of boiling water, cover and steep for 7-12 minutes. This is known as the infusion method.
If you desire a pleasure tea or quick brew: use one teabag per cup of hot water, our water over teabag, cover, steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
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