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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Types of Herbal Tea

Chamomile Tea has soothing, calming and relaxing properties. It helps digestion, coughs, colds, poor skin, and is used as a liver tonic. The entire chamomile plant can be used for tea. However, the flowers are the most flavorful.

To 2 teaspoons dried flowers or 1 tablespoon of fresh flowers add 1 cup boiling water. Steep to taste.

Peppermint Tea helps indigestion, head colds, headaches, appetite loss, bronchitis, and fever and gal bladder problems. It can be used as a blood and liver tonic.

To 1 teaspoon of peppermint add 1/2 cup of boiling water. Steep 10 minutes.

Angelica is a remedy for colds, coughs, pleurisy, flatulence, rheumatism, fever, nervousness, poor skin, appetite loss, gas, indigestion and can also be used as a blood tonic. Fresh Angelica root stimulates production of digestive juices and improves the flow of bile. This tea resembles china tea with a celery taste.

To 1 teaspoonful of dried or 3 teaspoons of fresh add 1 cup of boiling water. Steep to taste.

Lemon-iced Tea

 Sunkist Lemons
4 cups boiling water
6 herbal tea bags (peppermint and spearmint blend or ginger flavored) ice cubes
Honey or sugar to taste

With vegetable peeler, peel each lemon in continuous spiral, removing only outer colored layer of peel (save peeled fruit for other uses). In large pitcher, pour boiling water over tea bags and lemon peel. Cover and steep 10 minutes. Remove tea bags; chill tea mixture with peel in covered container. To serve, remove peel and pour over ice cubes in tall glasses. Sweeten to taste with honey. Garnish with lemon half cartwheel slices, if desired. Makes 4 (8 ounce) servings.

Lemon Balm Tea will perk you up in the morning; help bloating, gas, mood disorders, bronchial inflammation, high blood pressure, mild vomiting, toothache, earache and headaches. Lemon Balm has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

Use the plants leaves. A good combination is lemon balm and fennel. To 1 teaspoon of crushed lemon balm add 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes. Take twice a day.

Fennel Tea helps bronchitis, digestive problems, coughs, stimulates movement of food through the stomach and intestines, dries respiratory phlegm and destroys germs. It makes a good after dinner tea.

Use crushed or ground seeds. To 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground seeds add 1 cup of boiling water. Steep to taste.

English Rose Tea

1/2 cup dried red rose petals
2 tablespoons dried lemon balm
1 tablespoon dried rosemary

Mix well. Use 1 teaspoon for each cup.



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