Time stands still when you’re enjoying a cup of mild floral healing tea while resting amidst the healing temple and ancient ruins in Greece. Those precious recipes are as powerful today as they were centuries earlier. Despite the fact that Greeks love their Turkish coffee, they all believe in the healing power of herbal teas.
Please enjoy this excerpt from one of my videos shot in Greece.
Transform your home into a healing temple with just a few ingredients:
A rejuvenating and revitalizing plant, Wild Rose Tea can reduce the metals that can poison the body. The tea for removing poisonous metals, as in mercury dental fillings, is Cistus Incanus. It is also believed to help whiten the teeth and have other dental healing properties. The high polyphenol content of vitamin P stops the oxidation process in the cells. A rejuvenating and revitalizing plant, the regenerating light pink wild rose also has the benefit of working as an antibiotic and as an antiviral agent. Some people say that just drinking this pleasant tasting tea helps to repel ticks.
Place 1 teaspoon of the herb in a cup. Pour boiling water over it and let it sit for five minutes.
Add honey or maple syrup for added pleasure.
Lemon, Hibiscus Flowers and Darjeeling (or Assam) Tea with Maple syrup is a delightful summer drink. Boil all ingredients together. Steep ten minutes for a rich, full flavor. Add maple syrup. Then add ice and cool in the refrigerator overnight.
In my forthcoming book you will read stories about my extensive travels, and the wisdom I have gathered about Tea and Healing.
Here is an excerpt from the chapter about Greece:
“In essence, the white light of Greece greeted me as if I had travelled for one year under a hazy glass dome. I remembered Henry Miller’s description of the incredible light in Greece, like nowhere else in the world, in his book “Venus in the Light.” All of a sudden the blue sky and sunlight were so eye-opening that everything seemed bright, clearing my brain from the extremes of the year’s impressions. It felt exactly right that I was back in Europe.
In Greece, the etheric becomes physical and you grasp, in its entirety, the concept of mind, body and spirit.
On a summer morning I climbed up the mountain in the center of Athens to visit the old ruins. I loved columns and always wanted to live in a house with a courtyard framed by them. The Acropolis was flickering in the white light. The reflection of old marble stones and carved columns and the king’s chair stood in an open space on top of the hill. A fresh breeze was blowing so gently, as if nothing could move time. Today you would only see these monuments in the confinement of a museum. This was the beginning of my long relationship to Greece…although I did not yet realize it… It must be a healing light, the light of Greece….”