It’s been a fun and full weekend so far, as I’ve spent time at the 2 Friends & Junk Show with my daughters. I came away from that event inspired to create, and with some awesome finds. I cherished the time with my adult daughters too.
This evening called for downtime, coloring and a cup of hot herbal tea.
Part of my healing journey is to drink a cup of tea every night. I love that I can walk through my herb garden, as the sun is setting, and pick fresh sprigs to steep. So far I’ve enjoyed teas made from lemon balm, thyme and mint.
I decided to try something new tonight. After a bit of research, I settled on pineapple sage. I have a healthy plant that returns to my garden each year. Not only does it smell wonderful, it’s attractive leaves are pleasing to look at, and in the fall, it blooms with bright scarlet flowers.
The healing benefits of pineapple sage tea are many, and include:
- Aids digestion
- Antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial
- Great source of vitamins A and K
- Relieves nausea, indigestion and colitis
- Protects the lining of the stomach
- Relieves cold and flu symptoms
- Balances hormones
- Aids memory and promotes mental health
- Lowers cholesterol
- Boosts metabolism
- Helps in treating Type 2 diabetes
I brewed a cup of pineapple sage tea by steeping a sprig in a cup of very hot water for about eight minutes. The tea has a delicate, slightly tangy flavor, and a robust aroma.
I’m excited to add this herbal tea to my rotation. Not only will I reap the health benefits but picking the herb from my garden and preparing the tea contributes to my self care and my sense of well being. I like having such an active role in my health.
I have more herbs growing in my garden. Inspired by Anthony William, I will be researching them all, and creating teas to enjoy in the evenings. Here’s to health and vitality!