Wild Passion Flower and Rosemary Tea

The best things in life are free. 

Most mornings me and a friend of mine go for a dip in the Brighton sea no matter the weather, this first free enterprise is transformative enough, but the gifts don’t stop there.

On our walk back from the sea we pass a huge passion fruit bush, we forage both the fruit to simply enjoy as it is and the flower for tea. I was told that Passion flower is great for depression and anxiety, which makes it an ideal tea during the winter when depression is most likely to manifest.

After collecting our passion goodies we then pass a number of Rosemary bushes, some with flowers as pictured and some without, just smelling a sprig of rosemary clears the mind and apparently it’s great for your short term memory.

It never ceases to amaze me how much bountiful goodies we are provided with by nature, the more you forage the more appears and yet you have probably been walking right past these little jewels for years. We have a little giggle because the bush we forage from is next door to a supermarket that sells a bunch for £2, as I said little jewels and gold mines, but maybe that’s just a sign of the times, anyway back to the tea.

We now have our Passion flower and sprig of Rosemary, all we need to do now is leave them to steep in hot water for 5 minutes or so and then viola we have an amazing wild foraged, free beverage that warms the heart and enlivens the soul.

To you all in great health

Matt

The Yoga Health Coach