Every night when I was little, my mom used to make herbal teas to drink after dinner. Although, in our hometown, we do not call it tea, we call it "Aguita de Remedio" which translates to "Remedy Water". Back then, I did not give it a lot of thought and in fact, I didn't even care for its taste because it was just herbs in hot water with no sugar or fizz to it. Every night she would prepare herbal tea with a different herb, chamomile, lemon balm, mint, fennel, etc. and she will remind us of the medicinal use for the herb.
I grew blind to the wisdom my mother was sharing with me but even though I did not care much for the herbal tea or its uses back then, it is curious how now, I can see the herb and know its name and the medicinal purpose to it. After I started this journey, I was fortunate enough to live in a place where I could grow my own herb garden with medicinal and culinary plants. I started researching and studying more about them and now my mom and I share conversations about their medicinal use and sometimes she will even mention a story of how her grandparents used the herbs.