Heart health can be easy to overlook, especially if you don’t currently have any heart issues. The symptoms of poor heart health are easy to mistake for other health problems. It’s important to take actionable steps towards maintaining your heart health before issues develop. You should also get regular heart health screenings from a doctor to check for underlying conditions.
The main component of this tea blend, Hawthorn berry, is believed by some herbalists to work toward promoting heart health (don’t take our word for it, always talk with a trusted medical professional and never attempt to go off of prescribed medications by substituting with herbs).
In addition to containing Hawthorn, Hibiscus and Lemon also shine in this mix and boast some reported benefits of their own.
Important note: Below we’ve provided a recipe that we’ve used in the past… But you must consult with your doctor and do thorough research before attempting to use it or make it for yourself. We are not medical professionals and we are not giving this recipe in an attempt to offer medical advice. While we enjoy opening people up to the world of herbs, and we do our best to provide valuable insight, our instructions and information may be subject to error. This blend is not guaranteed or scientifically proven to be effective, and we are not qualified to say how it may or may not impact your health.
Hawthorn Berries and Hibiscus Herbal Tea Recipe
What You’ll Need
- 5 TBSP dried Hawthorn Berries
- 5 TBSP dried Hibiscus
- 2 TBSP Dried Lemon peel
- This will yield you around 15 servings
How to Make It
In order to get the most out of tea blends that contain dried berries, like hawthorn, most herbalists recommend making a decoction. You don’t have to, but if you take the time to do it, it will increase the chances of getting a significant amount of the active constituents in each cup that you drink. If you skip the decoction and steep it like a “regular” tea, a lot of the active compounds will stay in the berries and not make it into your cup.
- Bring your desired amount of water to a boil
- Add one tablespoon of your tea blend per cup of water used
- Lower the heat and let the mixture simmer for 30 minutes with a lid
- Turn off the heat and let steep for another 30 minutes
- Strain the mixture and drink