Live Healthy, Drink Blueberry Tea

If the berries of America were students, Blueberry would be the Valedictorian.  With its #1 ranking as the best berry among all the others in its family, it has the highest cancer-preventing nutrients.  Apart from its great taste, making blueberries a part of your diet can bring health benefits for a longer life!  With so many benefits, wouldn’t you want to get to know the fruit better?  Read on to know more about this nourishing fruit. 

History 

Blueberries belong to the Ericaceae (heathers) family of shrubs, particularly to the Vaccinium genus.  Blueberries grew wildly on acid soil and were preferred by Native Americans as fresh or dried during the winter.  They were the first ones to cultivate it and thus, are native to North America. There are several kinds of blueberries that commonly grow in the United States.  

High bush (corymbosum) blueberry and the low bush (augustifolium) grow in the east, centrally fromMinnesota.  In the West Coast, the ovatum species (evergreen species) are used for ornamental purposes. Other species can be called whortleberry or bilberry. While the cranberry is in the same Vaccinium genus as the blueberry, both are closely related.  Apart from the fruit, which became a staple crop of Pilgrims, extracts of the blueberry have been a beverage of choice for American Civil War Soldiers.  Indeed the benefits of blueberries, both as a fruit and as a drink have been historically healthy. 

Benefits 

History and medical science have time and again proven that the blueberry is one of the most nutritional foods you can eat.  Having the highest antioxidant level (anti-cancer nutrient), it helps in preventing heart diseases.  Similar to the cranberries, blueberries cleanse the urinary tracts and prevent infections.  One ounce of blueberries contains 500 International Units of Vitamin E, which is the US Food and Drug Association daily consumption requirement.  Lastly, taking in blueberries help the eyesight as it contains Vitamins D and A that prevent degeneration of the eyes due to old age or diabetes.  As a beverage, it is equally healthy.  The juice is good as an expectorant for coughs.

The beverage can also act as a relaxant during a pregnant woman’s delivery.  The leaves of the blueberry bush, when infused acts as a blood purifier. Like the fruit, the blueberry tea helps clean the gastrointestinal tract.  It cleanses the intestines and the colon, when drank regularly.  As a natural herbal medication, blueberry tea can prevent urinary tract infections and treat mild kidney diseases and bladder stones. 

How to Make Blueberry Tea 

To make blueberry tea, collect mature leaves of the blueberry bush and dry them under the sun or in the oven.  Use about 1 – 2 tablespoons of the dried leaves on the teapot and wash the leaves with a small amount of boiling water.  This process tempers and cleans the teapot as well.  Swirl the water all around the inside of the pot making sure the insides are well tempered and most of the leaves have been dampened in the process.  Dispose of the wash.  Fill the pot with freshly boiled water and brew for 10 minutes to brew. The infusion is somewhat bitter, but sweetening it a bit may help better the taste.   

Enjoy this healthy concoction all year round and start living healthy with a blueberry tea habit.



For A Limited Time Download The “Healthy Stress Management Tips & Techniques” Report, It’s Great You”re Gonna Love It!

Live Healthy, Drink Blueberry Tea

If the berries of America were students, Blueberry would be the Valedictorian.  With its #1 ranking as the best berry among all the others in its family, it has the highest cancer-preventing nutrients.  Apart from its great taste, making blueberries a part of your diet can bring health benefits for a longer life!  With so many benefits, wouldn’t you want to get to know the fruit better?  Read on to know more about this nourishing fruit. 

History 

Blueberries belong to the Ericaceae (heathers) family of shrubs, particularly to the Vaccinium genus.  Blueberries grew wildly on acid soil and were preferred by Native Americans as fresh or dried during the winter.  They were the first ones to cultivate it and thus, are native to North America. There are several kinds of blueberries that commonly grow in the United States.  

High bush (corymbosum) blueberry and the low bush (augustifolium) grow in the east, centrally fromMinnesota.  In the West Coast, the ovatum species (evergreen species) are used for ornamental purposes. Other species can be called whortleberry or bilberry. While the cranberry is in the same Vaccinium genus as the blueberry, both are closely related.  Apart from the fruit, which became a staple crop of Pilgrims, extracts of the blueberry have been a beverage of choice for American Civil War Soldiers.  Indeed the benefits of blueberries, both as a fruit and as a drink have been historically healthy. 

Benefits 

History and medical science have time and again proven that the blueberry is one of the most nutritional foods you can eat.  Having the highest antioxidant level (anti-cancer nutrient), it helps in preventing heart diseases.  Similar to the cranberries, blueberries cleanse the urinary tracts and prevent infections.  One ounce of blueberries contains 500 International Units of Vitamin E, which is the US Food and Drug Association daily consumption requirement.  Lastly, taking in blueberries help the eyesight as it contains Vitamins D and A that prevent degeneration of the eyes due to old age or diabetes.  As a beverage, it is equally healthy.  The juice is good as an expectorant for coughs.

The beverage can also act as a relaxant during a pregnant woman’s delivery.  The leaves of the blueberry bush, when infused acts as a blood purifier. Like the fruit, the blueberry tea helps clean the gastrointestinal tract.  It cleanses the intestines and the colon, when drank regularly.  As a natural herbal medication, blueberry tea can prevent urinary tract infections and treat mild kidney diseases and bladder stones. 

How to Make Blueberry Tea 

To make blueberry tea, collect mature leaves of the blueberry bush and dry them under the sun or in the oven.  Use about 1 – 2 tablespoons of the dried leaves on the teapot and wash the leaves with a small amount of boiling water.  This process tempers and cleans the teapot as well.  Swirl the water all around the inside of the pot making sure the insides are well tempered and most of the leaves have been dampened in the process.  Dispose of the wash.  Fill the pot with freshly boiled water and brew for 10 minutes to brew. The infusion is somewhat bitter, but sweetening it a bit may help better the taste.   

Enjoy this healthy concoction all year round and start living healthy with a blueberry tea habit.





For A Limited Time Download The “Healthy Stress Management Tips & Techniques” Report, It’s Great You”re Gonna Love It!

backtotop