This photoalbum contains recipies of herbal teas and their use.
Medical herbalism is today a sophisticated system of natural medicine using plant extracts and herbs to help treat physical and mental disorders.
Herbs have been used since the dawn of time as medicines and, in fact, many common drugs are in actual fact, made from herbal extracts. The natural chemical properties of certain herbs have been shown to contain of themselves, medicinal value. However, unlike conventional medicine, herbalists use the 'whole' herb or plant rather than isolating and breaking down chemical compounds and then synthesising it. This is because the plant, being a part of Nature, is said to represent perfect balance; healing requires the natural combination of elements in the plant or herb, not just a single chemical within it.
Herbal teas are prepared by combining hot water and fruits, leaves, roots or grains of the herb or the mixture of herbs.