Herbal Tea Recipes for
Natural Home Remedies and Medicinal Purposes
Herbal tea recipes for
home remedies for various ailments. They can be treated cheaply using
these quick and easy herbal recipes.
Gypsy, from our Homesteading
Blog has some wonderful herbal tea recipes here for
natural remedies that can be made at home. The teas here are made using
6 tablespoons of fresh herbs or 2 tablespoons of dried herbs to 2 cups
Because herbs are medicines and dosage
along with diagnoses is not for me to suggest, nor for anyone to
prescribe over the Internet, I have chosen to give you a few nice
examples of herbal tea recipes that are safe, and over all beneficial
to anyone who uses them.
Over the season I will suggest you
harvest certain plants and keep them for teas or other uses. I will
also spotlight some wonderful plants as the growing season for them
How to Make Herbal Tea
proper way to make herbal teas is
not to boil the water. Placing any tea into water that
hot, kills not
only the principles of the tea, but the flavor as well. Bring your
water to just below boiling and use either a French press, or even a
clean pair of pantyhose. Place the contents into your tea pot and allow
to seep for no less then 10 minutes. If you need to re-warm it later,
that's fine, but remember, never ever boil the water or your tea.
Cautions when using Herbal Tea Recipes Picture
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all strong herbal teas during
pregnancy, do not give peppermint, or sage tea to children
old. Do not take licorice if you have high blood pressure. Do not take
vervian if you have liver disease. Do not exceed recommended quantities
for ingredients or frequency of drinking.
Plants like willow bark, that have been
used in the common aspirin for many years, can make your stomach bleed
if taken in too large a dose or for extended periods of time. Just like
what we call "safe drugs" can be unsafe with misuse.
When and How to Harvest your Herbs
Harvest your herbs in the morning with
the dew still on them or with the sun just starting to shine on them.
Use sharp scissors or a knife so not to damage the plant. Hold and hang
upside down. The better quality the plant and the better you treat it,
the better it will serve you.
A Herbal Tea Tip for Cheese Making
I have been known to heat my herbal tea
in a pan on the stove and let it seep until it is strong to drink. I
use my leftover tea in cheese making. Before you add the rennet try
pouring in your old (that day's) tea. It gives some wonderful flavors
to spreadable cheeses.
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Herbal Tea Recipes for Natural Home Remedies
Everyone knows that chamomile
tea is a great night time tea. I personally prefer peppermint
at night and use Chamomile for digestion troubles and tummy aches.
Peppermint is also
wonderful for your tummy, especially after a large meal, or at night
when you had one too many late night snacks before bed.
Dill has been used
for centuries to sooth colic in babies, if you prefer the flavor to
peppermint or have a child in the house that wants tea, dill is a great
Most old-fashioned farmers grow marigolds
around their gardens to keep the insects out, they also allow the
plants to lay waste in the fall. Pick some of those Marigold heads (use
petals only) and mix with some Verbena for a lemony, peppery blood
tonic and to ease digestion .
Most of us know that rose hips
have more vitamin C then oranges, yet we don't grow roses that produce
abundant hips, and when we do we rarely use them. They make an awesome
tea and jelly. Herbal tea recipes using raspberry leaves is excellent
for woman that have monthly cramps or are about to give birth. Rose hip
tea is great for colds and eases coughs. For added vitamin C and flavor
add the Hibiscus.
Other plants that
are great for colds and coughs are Purple sage, Elderflower (also
calming), Horehound Thyme, and Hyssop.
A Tip for
Herbal Tea Recipes: Always
save your unsprayed citrus rinds for added vitamin
C and flavor.
Teas to wipe away that winter
depression. We all know about St. John's Wort,
however it needs to be taken from fall to spring and takes up to 2
weeks to get into your system well and start working. It's nice, but
nothing that will bring instant added relief in a tea.
Instead go for the lemon balm.
Keep some on your window sill as its therapeutic properties are lost
Rosemary makes a
nice tasting tea that clears the mind, and erases depression improves
circulation and relieves head aches, as well as helps with respiratory
problems. Oats are also a nice additive to a tea and very cleansing.
If you want a daily herbal tea for
winter blues, try rosemary and St. Johns Wort, but
remember, you need to drink a cup every day for best results.
We all seem to over indulge in the
winter holidays and gatherings. Here is a hangover herbal tea
you will love the morning after.
Vervain, lavender flower, and a bit of
honey will get your liver
detoxifying in no time. Remember to also
drink lots of water to help your liver get rid of all those toxins from
the night before.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed
reading about these herbal tea recipes for natural homemade remedies.
This is just the first in the many pages that will be written on herbs.
And, I also want to tell you a true story about my son and herbal teas
and herbal tea recipes.
True Story: How Herbal Tea
Recipes Saved my Son's Life
Most white people think, because I was
born Native, that I just know things. That's so not true. The story I'm
about to tell you isn't how most non Indians, think real Indians get
the calling to become healers.
I was a young mother, and my
youngest son was about four years old. We had a blizzard just about
like the ones that will hit 4 parts of the US in the next few days. He
had a fever of 106 when I called for an ambulance.
I was from the south and
didn't know how to drive in this Iowa snow. The woman on the other end
of the phone told me that the ambulance could not drive in the snow
either. I was on my own. She instructed me to put my son in a bath of
cold water, I did, and he went limp. He was totally unconscious.
The woman knew that I needed
help but all she could do was talk to me. When I was at my most
helpless moment and I knew that the person on the other end of the
phone couldn't do any more than she was doing. My son, lay in a tub
dying... something flipped in my brain.
I remembered a book I had just
bought but hadn't had time to read. It was about 1800's herbal
medicine. 1800's worked for me as they didn't have an ambulance either.
I got the book and looked in
the back under fever. Then turned to the pages on sheep, fever. I saw
something I had heard time and time again...the old song... Parsley,
Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, the song of Scarborough Fair.
That was it! It was that
simple!!! I mixed from my spice cabinet the herbs, parsley, sage,
rosemary and thyme and I infused it into a herbal tea, then took my
goat drench and drenched my son laying lifeless in the bath tub.
I knew how to miss the lungs,
I knew how to do this and I knew if I missed he would die anyway. So,
no harm done. I CAN do this! I was convincing myself as I took the tiny
tube of the drench and pushed the fluid from the syringe into my son's
lifeless body. His eyes were rolled back in his head, his lips were
purple, and there was no response.
Then, suddenly like a dream he
woke up. I had one of the new, for the time electronic thermometers,
and I punched the button every time it registered. I watched it go from
108, 106, 104, then 101 and I drained the tub and wrapped my son in
warm towels. His eyes were open, he was conscious. We were all
surprised at his exam the next day he suffered no brain damage.
Later on I had a mare that on
new years also went into to a fever pitch with no vet around. You can
bet I sang my favorite song, Parsley Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. They
once were a true love of mine.
By Gypsy, our resident homestead blogger
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