Herbal Tea Recipes
Detox and Cleansing Remedies

Three healthy herbal tea recipes. Rosemary ginger tea to strengthen your immune system, bedtime tea for relaxation, and finally, peppermint ginger tea for digestion ease.



Long before modern medicine was invented, people harnessed the natural healing properties of herbs and plants.

Although modern science gradually replaced herbs with medicines, herbal teas can still provide excellent home remedies for many minor ills.

There are dozens of common herbs with healing potential. The herbal tea recipes below will help you get started making your own healing teas.

If you decide to experiment further, make sure to obtain a good herbal tea recipes guide first. Here are my selection - enjoy!

  • Rosemary Ginger Tea - Are you feeling a little under the weather? This tea helps combat the congestion, upset stomach, and all-around “icky” feelings caused by colds, allergies and flu.

  • Bedtime Story Blend Tea - Do you remember begging your mom or dad to read you a bedtime story before you fell asleep as a child? Just like a lullaby, this soothing tea will help you relax, unwind and sail off to dreamland.

  • Peppermint Ginger Tea - This simple tea is excellent for nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and other "digestive disturbances."


Herbal Tea Recipes #1:
Rosemary Ginger tea

Are you feeling a little under the weather? This tea helps combat the congestion, upset stomach, and all-around “icky” feelings caused by colds, allergies and flu.

The combination may sound slightly unusual at first, but it tastes great. The fresh, piney taste of the rosemary complements the warm, spicy taste of the ginger.

Rosemary

herbal tea recipesTraditionally, rosemary was used to stimulate appetite, relieve coughs, and combat depression. It helps relax the muscles of the digestive system, relieving nausea and stomachache.

Ginger

Ginger has a long history of medicinal use. It is well-known for helping to combat nausea, and it is a natural antihistamine, expectorant and decongestant.

Star Anise

Star anise is a pretty star-shaped spice that tastes strongly of licorice. It helps loosen phlegm and make it easier to cough up. Interestingly, the anti-flu drug Tamiflu is made from star anise.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Equipment needed: Tea ball or cheesecloth, Tea kettle

Ingredients:

2 slices of fresh ginger root, each about 1/2 inch long

1 3 inch sprig of fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

1 tablespoon fresh orange zest (if you are feeling too sick to grate orange zest, just slice an orange and put it in the tea cup)

1 clove

1 star anise

Honey

How to make:

Step 1. Fill the tea kettle with approximately 1 cup of water and put it on the stove to boil.

Step 2. Place the herbs and spices in a large tea ball, or tie them up in a cheesecloth bag.

Step 3. Pour boiling water in the cup. Cover the cup with plastic wrap, aluminium foil, or even a clean cloth. The idea is to keep the as much steam in the cup as possible, so that the active chemicals in the herbs are preserved in the tea.

Step 4. Allow to steep for 5-10 minutes.

Step 5. Remove the tea ball or cheesecloth bag, sweeten with honey, and enjoy!


Herbal Tea Recipes #2:
Bedtime Story Blend Tea

Do you remember begging your mom or dad to read you a bedtime story before you fell asleep as a child? Just like a lullaby, this soothing tea will help you relax, unwind and sail off to dreamland.

Herbs

Lavender, chamomile, passion flower and catnip are all sedative herbs that help relieve stress and induce sleep. Don’t be scared of the catnip - it has a fresh, minty flavor!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Equipment needed: tea ball or cheesecloth, tea kettle

Ingredients:

1/4 teaspoon dried passionflower

1/2 teaspoon dried chamomile

1/4 teaspoon dried lavender

1/4 teaspoon dried catnip

1/2 inch of vanilla bean, or a splash of vanilla extract

Honey

How to make:

Step 1. Place 1 cup of water in the kettle to boil.

Step 2. Place dried herbs in a tea ball or tie them up in a cheesecloth bag, then place them in your teacup.

Step 3. When the water comes to a boil, pour it over the tea leaves. Cover the cup as described in the recipe above, and let them steep for 10 minutes.

Step 4. Remove the tea ball or the cheesecloth bag, and sweeten with honey to taste.

Pleasant Dreams!


Herbal Tea Recipes #3:
Peppermint Ginger Tea

herbal tea recipesThis simple tea is excellent for nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and other "digestive disturbances."

Herbs

Ginger and peppermint both have a long history of use in calming the stomach, and their flavors complement each other nicely.

Lemon balm adds a fresh lemony flavor, and also helps relieve the stress that can lead to an upset stomach. If you don't have lemon balm, you will find that the tea works fine without it.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Equipment needed: A tea ball or cheesecloth, tea kettle

Ingredients:

2 inches of fresh ginger root, sliced into 1/2 inch long slices

2 tablespoons fresh peppermint leaves or 1 teaspoon dry peppermint leaves

1/2 teaspoon dry lemon balm leaves

Honey

How to make:

Step 1. Place the kettle on the stove to boil.

Step 2. Place the ginger root and peppermint into the tea ball, or tie them up in cheesecloth. Put the tea ball or cheesecloth into the tea cup.

Step 3. Pour boiling water over the herbs, and let them steep for 5 minutes.

Step 4. Remove the herbs, and sweeten with honey if desired.

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