The White Mountains of Arizona are full of wild natural plants to brew herbal teas or to make healthy herbal remedies. The Apache use native plants to treat ailments of all kinds for a variety of health reasons. Research indicates that approximately sixty percent of the medicines we use today come from native herbs. Caffeine free herbal teas are now commonly consumed for a variety of symptoms including insomnia, digestive issues, hormonal issues, and to enhance memory and mood.
I love herbal tea, and living in the White Mountains has opened up a whole new herbal experience for me, where I can try a variety of new teas and herbal remedies that were not available to me in other parts of the country.
I recently began to search the mountainside for my own blend of herbal teas, thanks to a couple of experienced guides who help me identify native plants. I can also buy bulk teas at Sunshine Herbs, a natural, holistic shop that sells teas and herbs to the local folk in Show Low, Arizona.
One of my favorite blends is “DeStress Tea, a combination of chamomile, hops, oat straw, peppermint, and passionflower. The combination of organic plants creates a peace and calm and is a great way to end the day.
When life gives you lemons, make tea!