We all know blueberries are amazing but did you know that blueberry leaves have 30 times the antioxidants of the berries. Such a great reason to add this tea into your daily routine.
This tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It contains gallic acid and anthocyanins both of which are water soluble phenols and so available in the tea. Inflammation is the root of so many health issues from arthritis to allergies. Gallic acid, which is in blueberry leaves, has been shown to work well with pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory medications, making them more effective. This is a highly effective way to boost your prescription anti-inflammatory medicines with a natural tea that is soothing and has so many benefits.
Anthocyanins are water soluble flavonoids known to be great for improving eye health as well as helping to reduce the risk of diabetes. They have anti-viral, anti-cancer properties as well.
Blueberry leaves have a wonderful slightly sweet flavor that is tasty hot or cold. I harvest the leaves from an organic farm here in Central Florida where the nutritional content is the utmost priority.
Directions: to ensure the highest nutritional benefit brew the tea at 200 degrees or less.