Botanical Name: Epilobium angustifolium
- English: ROSEBAY WILLOW-HERB,
- Also, known as: Rosebay willow herb, willow herb, Willow, Small willow,
Parts Used: The whole plant
Small willow is a perennial plant. Small-flowered Willow-herb is native to Britain, Europe, North Africa, America, and from West Asia to India. It bears soft-textured stalkless leaves and tiny pink to purple flowers followed by seed capsules containing tiny black seeds. Needs moist but well-drained soil in partial shade or full sun. It can be treated as an annual in temperate regions. Seeds can be sown in spring and summer.
How to use:
The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
- You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice trays or pop molds.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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