Hello all! Quick post, I found these recipes in my Herbal Academy class that I am taking and since everyone is getting flattened by the plague (aka the flu) I wanted to share them. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE GETTING GOOD HERBS!! These are for teas, if you want to try them out you can buy herbs online or try to find teas at your local health food store that are similar to what they show here. Hope these ease your plague or keep you from getting it. This is a good site to get safe, high quality herbs. Mountain Rose Herbs
Dry Cough Tea The herbs used in this tea are mucilaginous and anti-inflammatory and can be used to treat a dry cough or inflamed bronchial tubes. Ingredients 1 teaspoon marshmallow (leaves, flowers and roots) 1 teaspoon mullein leaves 2 teaspoon plantain 1 teaspoon lemon 2 cups boiling water Directions • Cover and steep for 15 minutes. • Strain and drink. Drink up to 3 cups a day.
Cold Chaser Tea Ingredients 3 parts dried elder berries 1 part rose hips 1 part lemon balm 2 parts echinacea 1 part cinnamon 1 part cardamom 1 part cloves Directions • Cover and steep for 15 minutes. • Strain and drink.
Sore Throat Sage and Ginger Sage is famous for its throat soothing action; ginger takes out germs. Ingredients 2 teaspoons fresh or 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves ½ teaspoon fresh ginger Lemon and honey to taste Directions • To 10 - 12 ounces water, add ½ teaspoon fresh ginger. Add water and ginger into a saucepan and bring to boil then lower to a simmer. • Simmer for 15 minutes then remove from heat. • Add the sage and steeped covered for 15 minutes. • Strain and serve with an optional squeeze of lemon and honey to taste.
Cold Buster Grab some tissues and settle on the couch with a mug. Keep the kettle warm, and we hope you feel better soon. Ingredients 1 part elder flowers 1 part catnip 1 part hyssop ½ part yarrow ½ part licorice root Directions • Place licorice and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. • Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes. • Remove from heat and add the elder, catnip, and yarrow. • Steep for 20 minutes then strain and serve hot.
Fever Tea This is a delicious tasting tea. Herbs such as ginger and peppermint encourage your body to sweat by stimulating circulation and dilating capillaries at the skin’s surface. Ingredients 2 teaspoons grated ginger 1 teaspoon dried elderflower 1 teaspoon dried peppermint 2 cups boiling water Directions • Cover and steep for 15 minutes. • Strain and drink. Drink up to 4 cups a day.
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