Tisane, what is a tisane?

A tisane is a medicinal beverage that we obtain by boiling or cooking lightly in water, one or more combinations of herbs, spices or other ingredients. A few minutes later, the water is combined or soaked with soluble substances that produce beneficial effects for our health.

It is documented that for many centuries and multiple cultures have resorted to tisanes. Their properties vary, of course, according to their composition, and there are many scientists who have studied the benefits of tisane on health, to combat indigestion, stomach pains and headaches, flatus, avoid infections, stress and many stresses. more ailments They are attributed purifying properties, antioxidants, diuretics and anti-inflammatory, many of the studies are documented since antiquity and are studied in current pharmacy schools, being synthesized as medicines later.

The Tisane of Papa Luna, for us, one of the best tisanes, and whose medicinal concoction was considered by the Valencian pharmacopoeia as a remedy of classical application and Valencian tradition, very familiar, used and safe, so it was prescribed over the centuries XV, XVI and XVII as a proven remedy to prevent flatus, headaches, stress tensions, and kidney ailments.

All the elements of the Tisane are prepared in a certain centesimal proportion, and they are formed by seeds of coriander, anise, fennel, caraway and cumin, roots of licorice and díctam and cinnamon, common herbaceous components that are generally found and they cultivate, in their majority, in the region of Peniscola and bordering.

The architect of the medieval infusion and official chronicler of Peniscola, reported on how the research process went on, after four years of study, allowed him to discover the master formula endorsed by the Valencian pharmacopoeia for its benefits for digestion, flatus, kidney ailments or headaches. Simo commented on the close relationship between the papal city and the figure of Benedict XIII and related how the pontiff recovered from the aftermath of a frustrated poisoning in 1418.

The great loves begin with champagne and end with an infusion. Honoré de Balzac