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Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Herbs, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Medicinal Recipe | 0 comments

Four Herbal Teas, Two Herbs

Four Herbal Teas, Two Herbs

Herbal Teas  Trying to come up with more herbal tea ideas? Here are a few more ways I use lemon balm and lavender in my beverages. Both herbs produce a relaxing effect that helps me sleep at night and also helps me keep an edge off my stress levels after a crazy work day…  1) Lemon Balm Tea with Milk *steep lemon balm leaves in hot milk for five minutes, strain out leaves, and add 1 tsp maple syrup. This makes a delicious, relaxing bedtime drink *1-3 tsp. dried leaves or 1-3 tbsp. fresh leaves per cup of milk.  2) Lemon Balm with your favorite loose leaf tea *Lemon balm leaves can be combined with Earl Grey, green or black tea. Fresh leaves are best for tea.    3) Lavender with your favorite loose leaf tea *1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers (English lavender) *1 tablespoon English Breakfast tea *a dash of fresh lemon *sugar or honey to taste *To prepare, pour two cups of boiling water over the tea...

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Insomnia, Medicinal Recipe, Passionflower, Valerian | 0 comments

Passionflower Herbal Infused Tea

Passionflower Herbal Infused Tea

Herbal Tea Having problems with falling asleep? Passionflower is traditionally given to aid those with insomnia as well as those that suffer from nervousness or anxiety. Thus, if you think your insomnia might have an emotional basis, passionflower tea is the ideal medicine for you. You can also combine it with another important relaxing herb, valerian. Herbal Infused Tea for Insomnia: *Infuse 2-3 tsp. of dried passionflower leaves (or 2-3 tbsp. fresh) in boiling water. Let it simmer for 20-ish minutes. Strain and drink 1 cup an hour before bedtime. *For anxiety, take the same dose twice more during the day. It may take several weeks to achieve the optimal effect....

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Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in First aid, Indigestion, Medicinal Recipe, Rosemary | 0 comments

Medicinal Recipe: Rosemary Tea

Medicinal Recipe: Rosemary Tea

Herbal Tea Rosemary tea makes a great mouthwash for halitosis and general bad breath. It can also reduce flatulence and stimulate the smooth muscle of the digestive tract and gall bladder and increase the flow of bile. Rosemary Herbal Infused Tea *Put 1-3 teaspoons of either fresh or dried rosemary leaves (fresh and dried rosemary are equally potent) into each 1 cup of boiling water. Cover and let it steep for 5-10 minutes (again, due to its’ potency, you do not need to let it steep as long as most infused teas). Strain and enjoy. Sweeten with honey, stevia, or lemon to taste....

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Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in Indigestion, Lavender, Medicinal Recipe, Peppermint, Thyme | 0 comments

Medicinal Recipe: Digestion

Medicinal Recipe: Digestion

If you are having gastrointestinal problems, this is an excellent infused herbal tea to take to strengthen your digestion system: * Peppermint leaves (2 parts) * Lavender flowers (4 parts) * Thyme (5 parts) Steep 2-3 tsp. dried herb mixture or 2-3 tbsp. fresh herb mixture in 1/2 cup boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain. Take 1 to 1-1/2 cups a day, in small sips.  You may make a larger batch to last for a few days....

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Bergamot/Bee Balm, Colds/Flus/Fevers, Lemon Balm, Medicinal Recipe, Yarrow | 0 comments

Herbal Tea for the Flu

Herbal Tea for the Flu

Herbal Tea for the Flu Some of the best herbs for flu care are diaphoretics, because they stimulate sweating. Diaphoretics support the body’s natural response rather than “fighting” the illness. Some of the best diaphoretic herbs include: lemon balm, bee balm, yarrow, elder flowers & berries and ginger. If you make an infused tea with any of these herbs (or all of them, or some combination), you should see great benefits in seeing comfort from your flu. An infused tea is simply using 1-3 tbsp. of fresh herbs or 1-3 tsp. of dried herbs per cup of boiling water. Pour the boiling water over the herbs and let it steep for anywhere between 10-30 minutes. The longer you let it steep, the stronger it will be medicinally. Strain and add raw honey, lemon, or stevia to taste. Here is a wonderful herbal tea for the flu: Elderberry and ginger make a delicious tea that you might want to drink all winter, whether you’re sick or not… To make elderberry ginger tea:...

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