Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nourish Your Hair - Part 2

In the last blog, I promised that I'd give you a yummy herbal tea recipe to naturally nourish your hair. Well . . . here it is. Now, I won't guarantee that this tea will make you sprout hair as long and lush as Rapunzel's, but this mineral-rich brew is a delightful way to nourish your hair (skin and nails, too) from the inside out. This recipe uses dried herbs, and will yield 2 cups of tea.

This is a terrific tea to drink on a daily basis to remineralize your body, especially if you have weakened bones, have recently broken a bone, or are pregnant and want to ensure that your unborn child receives plenty of naturally-derived minerals to build strong bones and teeth. The herbs are very safe to consume regularly.

RAPUNZEL'S FAVORITE HERB TEA

Ingredients:

- 1/2 teaspoon horsetail
- 1/2 teaspoon raspberry leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon nettles
- 1/2 teaspoon oat straw
- 1 teaspoon peppermint
- 2 cups boiling, purified water
- Honey or lemon to taste (optional)

Directions:

Add the herbs to the boiling water, then remove pan from heat source. Cover and steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Or, steep for 4 hours for a super-nutritious infusion. Strain. Add honey or lemon to taste, if desired. Sip slowly and enjoy.


NOTE: This article was written by Stephanie Tourles, lic. holistic esthetician, aromatherapist, herbalist, and nutritionist. She is the author of "Organic Body Care Recipes", Storey Publishing, 2007; and "Raw Energy", Storey Publishing, 2009; plus many other titles on natural body care. The information in this article is true and complete to the best of Ms. Tourles' knowledge. All recommendations are made without guarantee on the part of the author. The author disclaims any liability in connection with the use of this information. It is for educational purposes only.

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