How to Make Willow Bark Tea
Willow bark tea is a type of herbal tea that is known to help with pain relief and can also be beneficial for fighting inflammation. It is one of the oldest known medicinal herbal teas and has been used for centuries. Making willow bark tea is an easy process, and the resulting tea can be enjoyed on its own or with some honey, lemon, or other natural sweetener.
What Do You Need?
- Freshly crushed or ground willow bark
- 1 liter of boiling water
- Honey, lemon, or other natural sweetener (optional)
Making the Tea
- Gather the fresh willow bark. You can purchase ground willow bark from many health food stores, or you can grind the bark yourself with a mortar and pestle. If you are using the fresh bark, make sure it is fully crushed and ready for steeping.
- Pour boiling water over the crushed willow bark. Pour 1 liter of boiling water over the crushed bark in a heat-resistant pot or mug. Allow the willow bark to steep for 10-15 minutes.
- Strain the tea. Strain the tea into a cup or mug using a fine-mesh strainer. You can add some honey, lemon, or other natural sweetener to the tea, if you’d like.
- Enjoy your willow bark tea. The tea is ready to be enjoyed hot or cold. For a stronger flavor, you can re-steep the willow bark for an extra 5 minutes.
Making willow bark tea is an easy process that requires just few simple ingredients. The resulting tea is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and can help with pain relief. Enjoy it hot or cold, with or without a natural sweetener, and reap the benefits of willow bark tea.