Tea can help strengthen the immune system, reduce blood cholesterol, suppress inflammation, colds, tone the body and act as an antioxidant.
Sauna tea composition: echinacea 24%, calendula flowers 24%, thyme 24%, basil 20%, cinnamon 8%.
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%).
Calendulae flowers (Calendulae flos.) are collected from Marigold. Calendula is an annual 20-50 cm tall fragrant herbaceous plant that blooms from June to late autumn. Calendula flowers contain up to 0.12% essential oil. A number of flavonol glycosides, carotenoids, up to 4% mucus, phenolic acids, and bitter substances accumulate in the rings. Polysaccharides, resins and yeasts with immunostimulating properties are also found – up to 6.5%.
Common thyme (Thymus serpyllum L.) is a perennial subshrub 10-30 cm long. Thyme tea has a strong pleasant smell, a slightly bitter burning taste. The main active substance accumulated in thyme is essential oil, which contains up to 30% thymol and up to 20% carvacrol and other components. In addition, yeast, flavonols, organic acids, minerals (up to 9.5%), vitamin C, and bitter substances are also found.
Basil (Bazilici herba) is an annual herbaceous plant 20-50 cm tall, cut at the beginning of flowering – at the end of June, at the beginning of July. The aerial part of basil accumulates essential oil (up to 1.5%), the most important components of which are linalool (up to 40%), methylchavicol (up to 60%), eugenol (20%) and others. Basil also contains polyphenol, saponin, vitamin C, carotenoids.
Cinnamon (Cinnamonum verum) is a spice obtained from the bark of some trees of the cinnamon genus. The characteristic smell of cinnamon is provided by essential oils, which make up 0.5-1% of the structure of the bark. This oil contains cinnamic aldehyde, ethyl cinnamate, eugenol, beta caryophyllene, etc. Cinnamon itself has a bitter taste.
In folk medicine, an infusion of echinacea, calendula flowers, thyme, basil and cinnamon is used to strengthen the immune system and suppress inflammation. It also helps with colds, tones the body and acts as an antioxidant.
Method of preparation and use: pour 1-2 teaspoons of tea with hot (90-95oC) water and cover. 10-15 minutes let the tea acquire and reveal its best properties, strain, press. Can be sweetened with honey. Drink a glass of tea 2-3 times a day. Tea drunk in the sauna provides physical energy.
Quantity: 50 g