Herbal teas have been used since the beginning of time as healing beverages.
They were initially wildcrafted by observant folk healers after noticing the
beneficial effects plants had on animals who ate them when they were sick
or aging. Many herbs can be made as teas and consumed 2-4 cups a day to add
valuable trace minerals to one's body that will help to overcome the wear
and tear of age, stress, illness, injury, medications and a history of
less than optimal foods.|
Recipes For Healing Teas
Emotional Stabilizer: A drink for the overwrought and stressed-out folks. (Do not use licorice if you have high blood pressure! ) Add two tablespoons of each herb per liter of water. Steep in boiled water 20-30 minutes: Oat straw, Elecampane, Kelp, Comfrey, Rosemary, Eucalyptus leaves, Licorice or Star Anise,and Mint.
Trace Elements Tea: Very soothing to the nervous system, and helps alkalinize an overstressed body. Add two tablespoons of each herb per liter of water. Steep in boiled water 20-30 minutes. Alfalfa, Fennel, Seaweed, Nettle, Watercress,and Slippery elm. (makes 4 servings)
1 part peppermint
Place two to four tablespoons of the herb mixture into an empty glass, ceramic, or stainless steel container. Boil a quart of water; pour over herbs; cover; steep for at least ten minutes, then strain. The tea will become more bitter the longer you brew it, so feel free to adjust the vinegar and honey to taste.
1 part valerian
To make a quart of tea, place two to four tablespoons of the herb mixture in a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel container; boil water and pour over herbs; cover and steep for at least 10 minutes; strain.
1 part oatstraw
Place two to four tablespoons of herbs in a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel container; boil water and pour herbs; cover and steep for at least 10 minutes; strain.
1 part horsetail
Pour a quart of boiling water over two to four tablespoons of herbs;
cover and steep for at least 10 minutes--even overnight; strain.
1 part senna leaves
Steep 1 tablespoon in 1-1/2 cups boiling hot water for 10 minutes. Sweeten as desired
2 parts peppermint leaf
Steep 1 tablespoon in 1 cup boiling water. Sip slowly.
1 part hyssop
1 part peppermint leaf
1 part thyme
Steep 2 tablespoons in 1 cup of boiling hot water.
1 part mullein
1 part licorice root
1 part blue malva flowers
Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 teaspoon in 1/2 cup boiling hot water. Sweeten with honey or rice syrup.
Ginseng Tonic Tea - for fatigue
1 part white Asian ginseng root
Organic Bulk Herbs