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Herbal Tea Remedies


Herbs are good for us.  They flavor food, aid digestion and maintain health.  What's more, enjoyed as an infusion in a tea, they help relieve the symptoms of many common ailments, uplift the spirits and improve our sense of wellbeing.


Herbal teas are renowned for their restorative quality, helping to sustain resistance to everyday illnesses with their soothing, comforting and refreshing flavors.


Choose from rose-hip tea, high in vitamin c to ward off a cold, or chamomile tea to promote sleep.  There are numerous herbs and recipe blends to treat things like anxiety, headaches, sleeplessness, depression, stress, build your immune system, aches, pains, detox your body, and much more.  So drink up !

Useful herbs to gather for your container tea garden


These herbs are easy to grow in containers.(just to name a few)


Lemon verbena      Marigold              Caraway              Chamomile                Fennel                 Thyme

Dill                        St. Johns wort       Hyssop                 Lavender                  Horehound           Yarrow

Chervil                   Lemon balm        Peppermint          Spearmint                  Bergamot    

Borage                   Basil                    Rosemary            Sage                          Elderflower

How To Make A Healthy, Mineral-Rich, Tasty Herbal Infusion
Author: Lydia Shatney @ Divine Health From The Inside Out
 
 
Ingredients
How To Make A Healthy, Mineral-Rich, Tasty Herbal Infusion
Author: Lydia Shatney @ Divine Health From The Inside Out
Recipe type: Beverage
 


Ingredients
  • 1 cups nettles
  • 1 cup hibiscus flowers
  • 1 cup Red Clover flowers
  • 2 heaping Tbsp. of green leaf stevia
Instructions
  1. Add all dry herbs to a gallon vessel, add hot water, stir, put on the lid and steep overnight, up to 24 hours.
  2. Strain and add more water to fill. Refrigerate and use up within 3-4 days.
  • 2 cups nettles
  • 1 cup hibiscus flowers
  • 1 cup Red Clover flowers
  • 2 heaping Tbsp. of green leaf stevia
Instructions
  1. Add all dry herbs to a gallon vessel, add hot water, stir, put on the lid and steep overnight, up to 24 hours.
  2. Strain and add more water to fill. Refrigerate and use up within 3-4 days.
Cranberry Nettles Tea
Author: Lydia Shatney


Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 2 Quarts
 
Ingredients
  • 6-8 ounces unsweetened cranberry juice, homemade (see recipe in post) or store-bought, depending on your taste preference
  • 1 cup dried nettle leaf
  • 3 tsp. dried spearmint leaf
  • 2 tsp. dried green leaf stevia
Instructions
  1. In a 2-quart mason jar with a lid, place the nettles, spearmint, and stevia.
  2. Pour 1 quart of boiling water over the herbs.
  3. Stir, and then put the lid on and allow to steep for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Strain the herbs out (make sure to compost them, I feed them to my worms), rinse out the jar, and pour the strained tea back into the jar.
  5. Add 6-8 ounces of unsweetened cranberry juice and enough water to fill.
  6. Drink 2-4 cups per day.
  7. Enjoy this tea hot or cold.
DIY 'Kool-Aid'

Recipe type: Beverage
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dried nettle leaf
  • ¼ cup dried hibiscus
  • ¼ cup dried spearmint
  • 2 teaspoons dried stevia leaf
  • 2 quarts water
Instructions
  1. Pour boiling water over the herbs in a large 2-quart mason jar, at least 4 cups.
  2. Stir well and place lid tightly on the jar. Let steep 30 minutes up to 2 hours.
  3. Strain and add enough water to make 2 quarts.

HERBAL TEA RECIPES
Created by Straight from the Farm


Floral Fantasy Tea

3 parts Lavender
3 parts Yarrow
1 part Chamomile
1 part Stevia





Spiced Anise Tea

4 parts Anise Hyssop
1 part Cinnamon
1 part Vanilla Bean
1 part Cloves


Devoted Remembrance Tea

3 parts Rosemary
3 parts Lavender
3 parts Marjoram
2 parts Anise Hyssop


Dark Rose Tea

2 parts Rose Hips
3 parts Anise Hyssop
3 parts Yarrow
1 part Bergamot


Aromatic Mint Tea

2 parts Spearmint
1 part Marjoram
1 part Sweet Woodruff
1 part Sage


Good Start Tea

2 parts Yarrow
2 parts Rose Hips
2 parts Lavender
1 part Marjoram
1 part Stevia


Chocolate Mint Tea

4 parts Chocolate Mint
3 parts Lavender
2 parts Sweet Woodruff
1 part Stevia
1 part Rose Hips


Black Licorice Tea

2 parts Anise Hyssop
2 parts Bergamot
2 parts Marjoram
2 parts Spearmint


Everything & More Tea

1 part Lavender
1 part Yarrow
1 part Anise Hyssop
1 part Stevia
1 part Spearmint
1 part Bergamot
1 part Rose Hips
1 part Calendula


Love Charm Tea

3 parts Yarrow
1 part Lavender
1 part Anise Hyssop
1 part Spearmint


mix these tea herbs in a large bowl blend then place into a canister / mason jar that seals tight. Then  put 1 tsp to a cup of hot water sweeten to taste. These teas are refreshing and can be served cold over ice, and are medicinal as well. Find your favorite.
 


 





Pick Me Up Tea


You will need


14 cup dried peppermint

¼ cup dried spearmint

Directions

Place ingredients in a jar with lid , shake well. To brew use 1 tsp tea to 1 cup hot water cover and allow to steep for 10 minutes.



Luscious Lemon Tea


Lemon is a favorite addition to herbal tea. It has a refreshing zing that provides Vitamin C and other beneficial vitamins. Try a sip of this lemony tea when you wake up in the morning:

  • ¼ cup lemon balm
  • ¾ cup lemon grass
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of natural sweetener of your choice

Mix the ingredients well in a glass container with a lid. For every cup of tea you want, add a teaspoon to your tea strainer. Pour in hot water and let the tea steep for up to ten minutes.

You can add additional sweetener or honey as desired

Rosey Relaxation Tea

Not only are roses beautiful in a bouquet, buy they are also a rich source of vitamins. When you mix rose petals with the relaxing properties of chamomile, you get an excellent nerve tonic:

  • 2 cups of organic rose petals (free of pesticides)
  • 4 cups of chamomile blossoms
  • 2 cups of lemon grass

Blend all ingredients thoroughly and put in a tightly sealed container. When you want to relax with a cup of this tea, just add 1 teaspoon of the mixture to a cup of water with a tea strainer.

After it has seeped for at least 5 minutes, it will have a subtle hint of pink. Enjoy a cup with a good book!

Elderflower, Chamomile and Peppermint Tea


You will need


½ tsp elderflower

½ tsp chamomile

½ tsp peppermint

1 cup water

1 pinch lavender

honey

sprinkle of ground ginger (optional for warmth)

sliced lemon (optional)

Directions


boil water and pour over herbs allow to steep for 5 minutes strain sweeten with honey.


Drink 3 times daily after meals.


Good for cold symptoms, indigestion, rest.

 Soothing Lavender Tea


Ancient cultures prized lavender for its intoxicating scent and ability to calm the digestive system, bring restful sleep, and relieve depression. When it is used a tea, its tiny flowers give the water a pleasant bluish-purple color:

  • 2 tsp fresh or 2/3 tsp dried organic lavender
  • ¼ cup fresh or dried mint of your choice
  • 3 cups hot water

Combine mint and lavender in a tea pot and let it steep for at least 5 minutes. Using a tea strainer, pour tea into cups and add fresh lemon, honey, or other sweeteners.

This recipe makes 3- 8oz. cups of lavender tea that is especially good for bedtime.

A Simple Home Remedy For 'That Time of the Month'
Author: Lydia Shatney @ Divine Health From The Inside Out
Recipe type: Beverage Good for cramps, liver support, hormone balancing.
 
Ingredients
  • 1 scant cup red raspberry leaf (or try a mixture of ½ cup raspberry leaf and ½ cup of either nettles or oat straw for some added calcium and minerals)
  • ⅓ cup hibiscus flowers
  • 2 pinches green stevia leaf (scant 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup Organic Black Cherry Juice (cold pressed, not from concentrate) or if you like Tart Cherry Juice (optional)
  • Scant 2 quarts water (1 cup less to save room for the cherry juice, if using)
Instructions
  1. For the Iced Tea Recipe:
  2. Place your herbs in a 2 quart mason jar or large glass measuring bowl.
  3. Add 4 cups boiling water. Stir.
  4. If using a mason jar, place a lid on tightly. If using a bowl cover with a towel or plate.
  5. Steep 30 minutes. Strain. (Reserve the herbs to do a second batch. Only 1 quart and ½ cup cherry juice.)
  6. Add in 1 cup of cherry juice, if using.
  7. To Serve: Pour into glasses filled with ice and top with a couple raspberries.
  8. For the Hot Tea:
  9. Place the herbs in a bowl and toss well to blend. Store in a glass jar with airtight lid.
  10. For each 8 ounces of tea use a heaping teaspoon of the blend.
  11. Steep 5-10 minutes.
  12. Add honey if desired.
  13. Drink 2-4 cups daily as needed. Remember to drink plenty of water in addition.

Rose Hip Tea


You need


2 tbs crushed rose hips

2 cups water

honey


Directions


Place hose hips in a bowl, add cold water to cover and leave to soak for 24 hours out of sunlight.

After soak completed place 2 cups of water in a stainless steel pot add the rose hip solution and rose hips, simmer for 30 minutes on low heat. Strain, store in glass container in frig good for one week.


Drink daily to aid with cough and cold symptoms. Also very good for arthritis tx

Headache Tea


You will need.

(Equal measures of)

1 part chamomile

1 part skull cap

1 part lemon balm

1 part lavender

1 part lemon peel


Directions


Begin by placing all ingredients in a jar or other airtight container and mix well.


To brew use 2 tsp of mixture to 1 cup of water bring water to a boil remove from heat. Add tea and let steep for 15 minutes sweeten with raw honey if desired.


Can serve hot or cold, whenever you feel like you are getting a headache.


Stress Reducing Tea


This is a great tea for reducing stress, but it is also great for improving adrenal health and can be very helpful to those that are suffering from adrenal fatigue.


You will need

1 cup of ashwagandha root

1 cup of shatavari root

1 cup tulsi-holy basil

½ cup cinnamon chips


Directions

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and blend well, then place them in an airtight container/jar to store.


To brew

1 tsp herb to 1 cup of hot water let steep for 20 minutes, strain sweeten with honey. Drink when feeling tired or stressed.

Soothe Your Soul with a Rooibos Chai
Author: Lydia Shatney @ Divine Health From The Inside Out

Recipe type: Beverage
 
Ingredients
  • Scant ½ cup Red Rooibos tea
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. cloves
  • ½ tsp. allspice
  • 3 cardamom pods crushed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups homemade coconut milk
  • ¼ cup honey
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan/pot, bring 2 cups water to boil with the tea and spices.
  2. Turn off heat, leave covered to steep for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Strain add to 1-quart jar with honey, coconut milk, and vanilla.
  4. Stir well to dissolve the honey.