Speedwell (Veronica Officinalis)
Heath speedwell, common gypsyweed, bird's eye, and Paul's betony are all names for the same plant (Veronica officinalis L.). It is a European and Western Asian native. Veronica is high in antioxidant polyphenols and is quite nutritious. It also possesses natural expectorant, astringent, and diuretic characteristics, all of which might have a variety of health benefits.
The Veronica officinalis plant is said to serve as a natural expectorant, clearing mucus and phlegm from the airways and helping patients to breathe more freely. Furthermore, Speedwell contains anti-inflammatory properties that can aid in the reduction of inflammation in the respiratory system.
Veronica is used to treating arthritis, cholesterol, cough, depression, detoxification, digestive disorders, eczema, immunological systems, kidney stones, memory, skin illnesses, and urinary tract infections.
Very adaptable, from a nutritious herbal tea to a gargle for sore throat relief. Finally, it could be used topically on the skin to treat a variety of skin conditions, including eczema.
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!