This tea helps to support the Lungs and Liver during exposure to wildfire smoke pollution.
Mint opens the airways and moves the Liver. Lemon supports the Liver and immune system. It promotes the generation of fluid to help flush out toxins. Honey moistens the Lungs to protect against dryness from smoke.
1-2 bunches of mint (washed and stems removed)
1 whole lemon (cut yellow rind from the lemon. Set aside)
raw honey (sourced from bees that pollinate in your local climate)
In a medium sized pot fill with 4 cups of water.
Add 1/2 the mint to the water.
Set the uncovered pot on the stove over high heat and bring to a boil.
Turn stove down to medium low and bring water down to a simmer.
Add lemon peels and remaining mint.
Cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add juice from 1/2 the lemon.
Add honey to taste.
Strain out mint leaves and lemon peels.
Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
Before drinking spend time inhaling the steam from your tea.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOILING HERBS TO FRESHEN THE AIR
If you do choose to boil aromatic herbs as a way to freshen your air there are some important things to know.
1. Wash the herbs well before boiling them. This removes impurities that could result in more contaminants getting into the air.
2. Short boil only. Boil the herbs for only 3-5 minutes. This is all that is needed. Otherwise you will end up with a stuffy living space. A short boil allows for just enough steam to freshen the air.
3. Not a good option if there is high humidity. This is best suited for days that are on the moderate to drier side.
4. Remember to circulate your air by running fans throughout your home.
5. Common herbs used include: mint, sage, rosemary.
A NOTE ON DIFFUSING ESSENTIAL OILS
Use only high quality oils from trusted producers in recommended amounts. Do not overuse. A couple drops goes a long way. The Rainbow Kitchen does not support the consumption of distilled essential oils. The essential oils released from the ingredients in this recipe are in minute amounts.
DISCLAIMER: the information presented by The Rainbow Kitchen is not meant to treat or diagnose any health condition. It is meant only as supportive suggestions for better health. If you have a medical condition consult with your health care provider about the best options for you.