Five Wild Teas to Keep You Healthy All Winter Long
There are five powerful wild teas that it is crucial to know about for optimal health in general and, specifically, and, in particular, for staying super-healthy in the winter. During the colder season, especially strong winter, there is stress on the body. That stress is borne largely by the adrenal glands, which produce the hormones necessary to fight cold weather, including the salt preserving agent, aldosterone. Vitamin C is needed to wage this fight and is heavily concentrated by this gland. Yet, there is no benefit to adrenal gland function, or immune function, for that matter, through the consumption of mere ascorbic acid, that is the synthetic type. Plus, that type is made from the most noxious material conceivable: GMO corn. So, regarding vitamin C tea it must be derived from natural sources.
#1 Wild camu camu
The most powerful of these is camu camu, which contains dense amounts of the vitamin. Other powerful sources include acerola and rose hips. There is available a bulk powder available made from wild camu camu, wild rose hips, and acerola. A lukewarm tea can be made by stirring a level teaspoon or half teaspoon in a cup of water, no hotter than 150 degrees. A bit of organic lemon juice or slices of lemon adds to the power. Or, a capsule or two of camu camu-based vitamin C can be opened and put into the water. It can also be taken in the raw, that is put into juice, water, and/or smoothies. Vitamin C is essential for immune health and boosts the infection-fighting powers of white blood cells.
Don’t try this with corn-based, GMO-tainted vitamin C. It won’t do the body and good and will instead cause it great harm. This is because it has residues of noxious toxins, including the pesticide BT toxin and also may well contain immunosuppressive gene matter from the injected foreign gene material. Plus, it a sterile matter made chemically through industrial processes. Only wild or fully natural vitamin C has therapeutic powers.
#2 Wild rose hips
With rose hips as a vitamin C source there are number of options. If the wild hips are available, then, these can be harvested directly and used as a tea, either fresh or dried. This will provide healthy, dense amounts of the vitamin but also a plethora of flavonoids, many of which are anti-inflammatory. If seasonal hips are not available, then, a crude rose hip tea can be used: pulverized, wild rosehips powder. Merely stir a teaspoonful of this pulverized powder in a cup of hot water.
It can also be used raw; animals eat such hips in the raw, that is the powder can be stirred into juice or put into a smoothie.
No one can synthesize a rose hip. It truly is a demonstration of the power of nature, a whole food of the divine source. Note: Deer and other animals are dependent all winter long on rose hips to maintain optimal health. If the hips are covered in snow, it adversely affects them, increasing their death rate.
#3 Wild sage
Nothing could be more powerful than wild sage for soothing the entire respiratory tract, much needed for the change of seasons. The wild tea but also the wild extracted (that is distilled) oil are both effective for respiratory support. Even commercial sage offers benefits, but the wild is far more potent.
Farm-raised and/or hot-house sage contains far less of the medicinal essential oils that the wild, mountain-grown varieties.
In addition to sage leaves there is the micropulverized wild tea. This is the edible sage known by mountain villagers as “Ada Chai” and is a routine drink in hot water, even on a daily basis. There is also the actual oil of wild sage, edible type or ‘Ada Chai,’ which can be added to hot water and turned into a soothing drink. This is ideal for use to support a healthy response against sore throat, irritated internal membranes, sinus disorders, and bronchial/lung conditions.
#4 Wild chaga
Make no mistake about it wild chaga tea is one of the most powerful types available for powerful winter health. Ideally, this tea should be combined with pulverized birch bark. The ORAC on birch bark is some seven times higher than chaga, plus the birch is a natural antiseptic. Chaga is unique in its ability to motivate the immune system to clear pathogens out of the body, and this includes its powerful actions on specialized cells known as macrophages. The macrophages are scavenger cells, which take out not only bacteria but also fungi and cancer cells. These cells are also antagonistic to sick skin cells such as the cells of psoriasis and eczema.
Take wild chaga-birch bark tea for optimal health. It is preventive and is also an essential therapy for weakness of the immune system, skin disorders, bone marrow conditions, and far more.
#5 Wild oregano
Can wild oregano be made into a tea? It surely can. The whole, crude, pulverized herb can simply be added to a cup of hot water; in this case boiling water doesn’t hurt it and actually aids in the extraction of the key ingredients. Optionally, the oil of wild oregano, ideally, edible variety, can be added to the hot water; a few drops per cup. A strong tea, it is a powerful way to ease and soothe the entire respiratory passages and is highly preventive against colds and flu.
Alternatively, a pulverized wild oregano tea is available; simply at a level teaspoonful of this micropulverized tea to a cup of hot or boiling water. If using commercial oregano, make sure it is organic and non-irradiated. Whether using the oil or the herb, wild oregano is the front-line herbal therapy for supporting the health in the fight against respiratory conditions. Keep in mind that it is also ideal for use in infants, children, and weak or infirm, that is if the edible daily use type is consumed. Regarding wild oregano beware of cheap imitations made from the incredible: genetically engineered, farm-raised types as well as those derived from Moroccan oregano, Spanish thyme, or Mexican sage. None of these should be consumed on a regular basis internally.
Yet, regarding food oregano derived from the actual wild food spice which grows wild in the deep Mediterranean, this is ideal for daily or regular use. In fact, in certain mountain villages of the Mediterranean wild oregano tea is a daily use item. By consuming all such teas and/or extracts the result will extraordinary health.