Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Soothing Herbal Tea - Relief for many ailments

Assorted herbal tea


COLDS & HOARSENESS
2 oz Malva flowers
1 ½ oz Mullein flowers

Use 2 tbs of mixture per 1 cup hot water. Steep 10 minutes; strain.

UPSET STOMACH
8 oz Peppermint leaves
8 oz Lemon Balm leaves
8 oz Fennel seeds

Use 1 tsp of mixture per 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes; strain.

NERVOUS STOMACH
2 tsp Angelica root
2 tsp Lemon Balm leaves
½ tsp Fennel seed

Bring Angelica root to a simmer in 4 cups water. Turn off heat,add lemon balm & lemon; steep 10 minutes & strain.

NAUSEA
½ tsp dried Ginger root
½ tsp Clove blossoms
1 tsp Chamomile flowers

Pour 1 cup boiling water over herbs. Steep 10 minutes, strain & let cool.

NERVOUS TENSION
1 1/3 oz. St. John's Wort
1 oz. Lemon Balm Leaves
1 oz. Valerian

Use 1 tsp of the herb mixture per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 min., strain, sweeten if necessary. Drink a cup before going to bed each night for several weeks to calm nerves, lift depression, and help you fall asleep more easily.
Herbal tea

NERVOUSNESS
1 ½ oz Peppermint leaves
1 ½ oz Lemon Balm leaves

Use 1 tsp of mixture per 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes & strain.

CALMING
1 oz Lemon balm
1 oz Chamomile flowers
½ oz St Johns Wort

Steep 2 tbs of mixture in 1 cup boiled water. Cover 10 minutes; strain.

INSOMNIA
1 ½ oz dried Vervain leaves
1 oz Chamomile
½ oz Spearmint

Mix all and add to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 8 minutes; strain.

MIGRAINES
1 2/3 oz dried St Johns Wort
1 oz Valerian
1 oz Linden flowers
1/4 oz Juniper berries

Use 1 tsp of mixture per 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes & strain.

COLDS & FLU
1 oz Blackberry leaves
1 oz Elder flowers
1 oz Linden flowers
1 oz Peppermint leaves

Pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 tbs mixture. Cover & steep 10 minutes; strain.

CHRONIC COUGH
1 oz dried Blueberries
1 oz dried Blueberry leaves
1 oz Licorice root

Add 3 tbs mixture to 2 cups cold water. Bring to boil, lower heat & simmer 10 minutes; strain.


Green Tea

DETOXIFICATION
1 tsp Green Tea leaves

Simmer 1 cup water & pour over leaves. Cover & let stand 4 minutes.

FEVER REDUCER
2 tsp dried Catnip
1 tsp dry Vervain

Pour 2 cups boiling water over herbs. Steep 10 minutes & strain.

ENGLISH ROSE TEA
1/2 cup dried Red Rose petals
2 tablespoons dried Lemon Balm
1 tablespoon dried Rosemary

Mix well. Use 1 teaspoon for each cup.

ORANGE MINT TEA
2 cups dried Orange Mint leaves
8 teaspoons China Tea
1 teaspoon ground Cloves
1 cup dried Calendula petals
1 tablespoon dried Orange rind
1 tablespoon dried Lemon rind

Store mixture in airtight container.

POTPOURRI TEA
1 cup good Black tea
1/2 cup dried Rose petals
2 tablespoons dried Jasmine flowers
1 tablespoon dried Orange peel, freshly grated
1 tablespoon Cassia Bark, crumbled
3 sticks Cinnamon bark, crumbled
4 whole Star Anise
1 tablespoon ground Nutmeg
1 teaspoon whole Cloves, freshly crushed

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl with your hands. Store in airtight tins. Use one heaping tablespoon per pot.

Relieve for many ailments

MONTHLY RELIEF
2 teaspoons dried Lemon-Balm leaves
1 cup boiling water

Steep the leaves in the boiling water, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain. Drinking this infusion will help relieve menstrual cramps, but take no more than 2-3 cups a day.


DUAL-PURPOSE
Do not drink more than 2 cups a day.
2 teaspoons dried German Chamomile flowers
1 cup boiling water

Steep the flowers in the boiling water, covered, for 15 minutes. Strain, then slowly sip the infusion to relieve nausea, stomach upset, and lessen menstrual cramps.

RED CLOVER TONIC

WOMAN'S RED CLOVER TONIC
1 teaspoon dried Red Clover blossoms
1 cup boiling water

Add the blossoms to the boiling water. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Strain, then sip. This infusion acts as a tonic specially suited for women.


NURSING MOTHER'S TEA
1 teaspoon crushed Fennel seeds
1 cup boiling water

Mix the seeds with the boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain, and sip the infusion. Drinking a tea made with fennel helps to promote the secretion of breast milk in nursing mothers.

3 comments:

Teresa said...

I really like rose tea!

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Coffee Maker said...

Informative post! Looks like there's a herbal tea for just about every occasion.

Ivy said...

I love tea and these sound wonderful.
I love your blog everytime I read it. :)
I am surprised there is no metion of echenacea in some of those teas though. It's a flower with medicinal purposes. :)