These mountain plants are good for you!
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You can head up the mountains overlooking the Hotel Jeu de Paume in Chamonix to gather magical plants. No, it’s not what you think! We’re talking about clover, thyme or alpine dock, which can be used in herbal teas to promote good health.
Herbal teas with clover flower
Pick pretty pink clover flowers and let them dry before infusing them in boiling water. Add a little honey, as it allows this medicinal plant’s naturally sweet and sugary taste to come to the fore. It’s ideal for soothing a sore throat.
Herbal teas made from wild thyme
Wild thyme is more commonly known as thyme. It contains thymol, which has antiseptic and disinfectant properties. It is excellent for curing a cold. It also has digestive properties that make it an excellent herbal tea to drink after meals.
Herbal teas made from alpine dock
The other name for this medicinal plant is simply rhubarb. Its root is purgative and astringent. It can be found everywhere in the mountains of Chamonix.
Edelweiss is used in cream, but it can also be used in a herbal tea!
It is the queen of mountain flowers. Edelweiss is widely used in cosmetics for its anti-aging properties. As a herbal tea, it soothes coughs. There’s just one catch – it only grows at an altitude of 2000 to 3000 metres. It’s time to get your climbing boots on!
Book your stay at the Hotel Jeu de Paume in Chamonix and head off to discover medicinal mountain plants.