In the Rose herb box, the mixed tea that was in it is an Autumn Tonic Tea. The recipe its self isn’t in the magazine so here is the recipe and a little bit behind the actions of the tea.
The Autumn Tonic Tea is full of herbs that will nourish the body and give it the nutrients it needs to stay healthy through the cold winter months.
Nettles (buy yours here) are highly nutritious. High in magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese vitamin A, B vitamins and more they are a great herb to incorporate into every day life to nourish the body and provide key nutrients.
Spearmint (buy yours here) is a wonderful mint that is more subtle than peppermint. It adds a delicious flavor and a nice vitamin C boost. Like most mints, it is wonderful for digestive complaints.
Lemon Balm (buy yours here) is a wonderful nervine, which is great to ease anxiety, stress, and tension. It is antiviral and wonderful for stomach aches, pains, nausea and gas and is antispasmodic.
Mullein (buy yours here) is very grounding. Although it is most commonly known as a respiratory tonic (which it most certainly excels at), it is a wonderful lymphatic tonic and promotes lymphatic movement. It helps prevent colds and coughs from settling deeply in the lungs. It is also anti-inflammatory and great for musculoskelital pain.
Dandelion (buy yours here) is another very nutritious herb that is great to incorporate into every day life. It has high levels of vitamin A and B vitamins, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. It contains inulin which helps the body process sugars more efficiently through the liver, pectin which helps aid in detoxification. It helps detoxify and nourish the body and support proper hormone function.
Red Clover (buy yours here) is also full of wonderful nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C, as well as isoflavones. It is blood purifying, anti-oxidant, and a great addition to any daily herbal regime.
Ginger (buy yours here) is very warming to the system and encourages movement of the fluids throughout the body. It is also an antimicrobial herb, and great for digestive stagnation and upset. To learn all about the health benefits of Ginger see our ginger issue.
Autumn Tonic Tea
- 4 parts nettle (Urtica dioica) leaf
- 3 parts spearmint (Mentha spicata) leaf
- 3 parts lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
- 2 parts mullein (Verbascum thapsus) leaf
- 2 parts (combined) dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) leaf and root
- 2 parts red clover (Trifolium pratense) blossoms
- 1 part rose (Rosa spp.) hips
- 1 part Ginger Root (dried cut and sifted)
Combine all of the dry ingredients and store in a cool dry place.
To brew, boil 4 cups of water and pour that water over the tea blend. Let it steep for 15 minutes – 8 hours, strain the herbs out and enjoy hot or cold. Sweeten as desired (or not at all). Enjoy this amazing tonic to keep your health in order for the cooler months ahead.
Don’t feel like making your own?
You can purchase this tea blend in our shop while supplies last! SHOP HERE. This recipe was originally published in the rose issue which you can purchase here as a PDF, and on Amazon in Print and on the Kindle.