TheraTea

TheraTea

Today, after taking an hour walk I developed a severe headache on the right-side. I was trying to do some work but the pain was worsening and then the nausea hit – I am going to have to lie down I thought. I knew the two ailments coupled together are classic symptoms of migraines. As a younger person, I never had headaches unless they were connected to some allergen in the air and even those were rare, yet hormonal changes can cause them so I guess I grew into them.

For some unknown reason instead of lying down I went into the kitchen and poured a glass of Passion Berry Mango Maui Black Tea I made for Thanksgiving guests. Within minutes of sipping my medicine, my headache was gone. If you don’t over imbibe, caffeine is an apparent cure for migraines. Now I see why Aunt Hilda kept BC Powder in her purse at all times; and one of the reasons why black tea is the African-American staple – it is just as beneficial as the trendy green variety.

I brew the tea per the instructions on the packages but I combine the two Natural Grocer’s varieties in one french press and let sit for about 30 minutes – this is your concentrate. Drain the liquid from the leaves, and sweeten while hot/warm. I used organic cane sugar and organic agave syrup. Weaken with water to taste. Garnish glasses with lemon slices, go forth and be migraine free!



Let me know how the recipes come out!