The properties of tea, which can be characterized by stimulating the release of urine and its driving action, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, calming, immune system strengthening effects.
Sauna tea composition: cranberry leaves 36%, juniper berries 24%, chamomile flowers 16%, echinacea 16%, yarrow 8%.
Bilberry leaves (Vitis idaeae folium) are collected from a perennial low – up to 25 cm high evergreen bush, in the fourth year of growth – in autumn or spring. Cranberry leaves contain up to 5-10% arbutin, 8-9% yeast, 450-550 mg% flavonols, ursol, tartaric acids, vitamin C, trace elements, etc.
Juniper berries (Juniperi fructus) are collected when fully ripe, from a perennial evergreen dioecious, less often monoecious bush 3-4 m high, sometimes up to 15 m high tree. Juniper berries contain 0.5-2% essential oil, the most important components of which are alpha- and beta-pinene (16.5-80%), sabinene (0.2-50%), limonene (1-12%), etc. . Berries also contain polysaccharides (up to 42%), resins, dyes, organic acids, glycosides, flavonoids, pectins, yeasts and minerals.
Chamomilla (Chamomilla recutita L.) is an annual aromatic plant 10-40 cm tall. Chamomile inflorescences accumulate essential oil (0.3-1.5%), flavonoids, mucus, coumarins.
Echinacea (Echinaceae purpureae herba) is a perennial 60-100 cm herbaceous plant with a branched root system. Echinacea tea has a weak specific smell and bitter taste. Echinacea plants accumulate alkylamides, polysaccharides, proteins, lectins, caffeic acid derivatives, essential oil, micro- and macroelements, polyphenols, yeasts (5-10%).
Yarrow (Millefolii herba) is a perennial 10-70 cm lateral plant. Yarrow is cut at the beginning of flowering in July. St. John’s wort tea has a strong smell and a pleasantly frozen bitter taste. The aerial part of yarrow accumulates essential oil, the main components of which are azulene, camphor (18%), sabinene (12%), alpha-pinene (9%), etc. Yarrow also contains alkaloids, vinegar, yeast (3-4%), asparagine, vitamin K, minerals, etc.
In folk medicine, an infusion of lingonberry leaves, juniper berries, chamomile flowers, echinacea and yarrow is used for its diuretic properties. It also has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, soothing and appetite enhancing properties.
Method of preparation and use: pour 1-1.5 teaspoons of tea with hot (90-95oC) water and cover. 15-20 minutes let the tea acquire and reveal its best properties, strain, press. Can be sweetened with honey. Tea drunk in the sauna awakens energy that has a positive effect on our body and soul.
Quantity: 50 g