Kids Herbal Tea


Kids need to drink eight glasses of water a day to rid their bodies of toxins and keep their systems running smoothly. Pediatricians say just switching water for soda or other sugary drinks is a major health victory for kids and their families. For thousands of years, kids have been drinking herbal tea for the medicinal benefits and flavor of various herbs. Kids can grow organic herbs in a container near the kitchen for easy access. It is best to harvest herbs for tea first thing in the morning to get the highest benefit of beneficial oils. Many organic herbs, like mint, lemon balm, rosemary, sage, stevia, thyme, and lemon verbena, make a great tasting tea by adding a few leaves to boiling water. Three or four chamomile flowers in a cup of boiling water are a favorite tea for kids. Peter Rabbit’s Mother gave him chamomile tea when Peter had a stomach ache and needed to rest. Rose, jasmine, and lavender flowers also make delightful beverages for a tea party when added to organic green tea. Kids can make a refreshing sun tea by cutting a few fresh mint leaves in the garden, putting them in a mason jar filled with pure water and strawberries, and leaving them in the sun for 5-6 hours.

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