Hawthorn, Papaya and Rose Tea From Apothecary Guernsey
What better time to start thinking about your heart health than Valentine’s day?
This specially blended tea has been crafted especially for Valentine’s day to help strengthen all matters of the heart, we would like to think that the energy we put into our blends enhances the physical and emotional energy of our clients.
Hawthorn, Papaya, and Rose Tea
A tea for the heart and soul…
Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), with its spiky, shrub-like structure, has been used by herbalists and families for centuries to support nearly all facets of heart health, both physically and emotionally. The berries are used in our tea with lavender papaya and rose.
For the emotional heart, hawthorn serves as a relaxing and supportive nervine.
For the physical heart, it’s rich with antioxidants and can benefit people with cardiovascular issues it is known to have a toning quality on the cardiovascular system.
The use of rose buds and petals is another pleasing benefit of our tea, it is gentle and feminine. Rose petals and leaves are reliable astringents that can tighten and tone tissues, so this makes a wonderful pairing in our teas.
This fruit contains high levels of antioxidants A, C, E. Diets rich in these antioxidants may reduce the risk of heart disease and help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol.
How Can We Help Our Health?
So how can we help our hearts to stay healthy and retain their optimal balance as we age?
Eat a low-fat, high-fibre diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables. Oily fish such as mackerel, herring, trout, and sardines can help stop clots from forming and prevent arrhythmia of the heart. Try to eat at least twice a week if possible ( my mother makes a particularly good mackerel pate!) Also eating a healthy balance of nuts, seeds, and grains, avocados, for example, are really beneficial according to Dr. Steinbaum…
A cardiologist's favorite food for heart health: avocados
“I eat half an avocado daily," Dr. Steinbaum says. "It has monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that are essential to a heart-healthy diet," she says. These types of fats are great for heart health in particular because research has associated them with reduced inflammation and lower LDL cholesterol levels (aka the "bad" kind of cholesterol).
Using olive oil in your recipes is a bonus too as well as garlic, ginger, and onions which are all a firm favourite in our home.
Keep Hydration at an Optimum
And of course, keeping yourself hydrated is vital for circulation. How much does an average person need to drink each day? This all depends on the climate, your daily routine, and so forth, but doctors tend to recommend in a temperate climate, of 2 litres a day for women and 3 litres for men.
So, one of our teas in a bottle of water is a good reason to enjoy some of our wellness teas!
Where can you buy our gorgeous teas, they are all available from our sister company Lulu Sera or, direct message me, and I will get back to you!