Filed under: healing arts, Herbs | Tags: healing, Herbs, NATURAL CURES, NATURAL MEDICINE, TEA
UPDATED OCTOBER 2 2014
It has been shown that Herbal teas have many health benefits.
Detox Herbal Tea
Tones the blood vessels and helps you purge toxins by sweating them out. The herb tea has also been used in the past for stimulating appetite, helping stomach cramps, flatulence, gastritis, enteritis, gallbladder and liver problems and internal haemorrhage – particularly of the lungs. It’s effect is described as ‘diaphoretic’, causing the dilation of surface capillaries and helping poor circulation. The promotion of sweating can be useful for fevers and colds. Yarrow mixed with Elderflower and Peppermint (sometimes Boneset) is an old remedy for colds. A decoction of yarrow has been used for all sorts of external wounds and sores from chapped skin or sore nipples.
Yarrow tea has some mild psychotropic effect. A couple of cups of this tea and you may notice a shift in the colour and intensity of light around you.
1) Detox Tea
A blend of detox herbs including milk thistle, sarsparilla root, dandelion root, echinacea, and red clover that stimulate the liver, gallbladder, and immune system. It should not be used by pregnant or nursing women, or by people with galls
Herbal Tea for Cold/ Flu/ Fever Cure
Cayenne (Capsicum minimum):
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum):
– Echinacea has traditionally been used to treat or prevent colds, flu, and other infections.
Echinacea is believed to stimulate the immune system to help fight infections.
Less commonly, Echinacea has been used for wounds and skin problems, such as acne or boils.
Golden Seal’s numerous uses are attributed to its antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. It soothes irritated mucus membranes aiding the eyes, ears, nose and throat. Taken at the first signs of respiratory problems, colds or flu, Golden Seal may help prevent further symptoms from developing. It may be used to help reduce fevers, and relive congestion and excess mucous.
Golden Seal cleanses and promotes healthy glandular functions by increasing bile flow and digestive enzymes, therefore, regulating healthy liver and spleen functions. It also eases inflamed peptic ulcers, aids digestion and relieves constipation. Golden Seal may be used to treat infections of the bladder and intestines as well.
(Golden Seal should not be used for extended periods, by individuals with hypoglycemia, or by women who are pregnant.)
Black and Green Tea. With all the news on Black and Green Tea lately, you may be considering adding it to your daily diet regime. If that is so, only use the best quality and freshest tea available for the maximum health benefits. There was a study done with 800 hundred men. It showed that those that ate the most flavonoids had a 58 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease that those that did not. Those men that consumed four cups of black tea per day were the healthiest among the group. n addition to that it has been found that tea reduces tumor formation and is linked to lower levels of breast, lung, esophageal, pancreatic, colon, skin, stomach, liver and small intestine cancers. This makes it a worthy consideration for adding tea to your diet.
Chamomile is a calming herb that can be helpful for people under stress. It also relieves bloating and indigestion. Chamomile may cause an allergic reaction, and it should not be used by people taking warfarin or other anticoagulant drugs.
Ginger soothes the digestive system. It is also used for nausea and has been used for arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory effects. People taking drugs with a narrow theraputic index, such as warfarin, should consult a health practitioner since ginger can increase the risk of bleeding.
Peppermint is a digestive aid that helps to relieve bloating and indigestion. In the form of coated capsules, peppermint is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gallstones. It should not be used by people with heartburn, as it may aggravate symptoms.
Hawthorn Berry Tea
Hawthorn is a traditional heart tonic. It is an antioxidant that strengthens blood vessel walls and heart function and has a beneficial effect on cholesterol. This tea should not be used to treat a heart condition, and it should not be used by people taking heart or kidney medication without consulting a health practitioner.
Nettle tea’s health benefits have been quite well-known for centuries.
The following are nettle tea’s more well-known health benefits:
Nettle tea fights coughs, tuberculosis and asthma;
Nettle tea counters arthritis, rheumatism, tendonitis and other disorders of the muscles and joints;
Nettle tea combats a variety of intestinal disorders;
Nettle tea fights skin problems;
Nettle tea fights allergies like eczema, and hay fever;
Nettle tea is used to treat urinary tract infections,
A FEW MORE
Stevia (amazing, use it to sweeten all teas)
St. John’s Wort
Balsam Fir (oil)
Bay Laurel (oil)
Aloe Vera (gel)