HERBS USED FOR TEAS
Most herbs can and are used for teas (infusions) however not all of them taste all that great. Herbal teas have been used for centuries to relieve common health issues. As long as an herb can be taken internally without harm to the person consuming it, then it can be made into a tea.
Do NOT use any of these herbs if you are or you think you may be pregnant. Children should use herbal remedies only with the consent of your physician. Under no circumstances do herbal remedies replace a physicians care.
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Alfalfa - Aids Digestion.
Angelica - Mild antispasmodic and digestive aid.
Aniseed - Decongestant for nose and sinuses.
Basil and Borage - "Pick me up" tonic.
Bilberry - Aids circulation.
Black Current - Stimulates taste buds.
Blueberry - Pleasant before meal tea.
Borage - Antimelancholy.
Buchu - Natural diuretic (dangerous if taken to excess.)
Burdock Root - Helps sciatica and rheumatoid arthritis.
Butcher's Broom - Good diuretic.
Catnip - Relaxant and mild depressant.
Chamomile - Calms hyperactive children; good before bedtime.
Chicory - Normalizes liver function.
Cinnamon - Clears the brain and improves thought processes.
Cornsilk - Reduces pain of urinary infections.
Couch Grass - Tightens and tones up the bladder sphincter, good diuretic.
Dandelion - Improves liver function and kidney function.
Elder Flower - Increases immune function.
Fennel - Good for the pancreas, for good digestion, heartburn
Fenugreek - Good for colds, clogged ears, and aching sinuses, very
good at cutting down the mucus in the system.
Ginger - Appetite restorer, soothes heartburn, good digestion
Ginseng - Natural tonic for an energy boost.
Goldenseal - Internal detergent (avoid if you have high blood pressure.)
Hawthorne Berry - Energizing to the elderly.
Hops - Relaxant and calming agent.
Horehound - Helps loosen heavy mucus.
Jasmine - Mild nerve sedative.
Juniper Berry - Helps cystitis or bladder inflammation.
Licorice - Good Laxative.
Nettle - Increases blood pressure (avoid if you have high blood pressure.)
Orange Flowers - Sleep aid.
Oregano - excellent for relieving gas
Parsley - Diuretic (increases flow of urine.)
Peppermint - Anti-gas.
Raspberry - Tightens, tones and strengthens the uterus.
Red Clover - Inner cleanser.
Rose Hips - Adrenal stimulant during daytime.
Sage - Improves brain nourishment; known as the "thinker's tea".
Sarsaparilla - Laxative, hormone balancer (not be used on a regular basis.)
Senna - Strong laxative.
Slippery Elm - Pain reliever.
Spearmint - Pain reliever.
Thyme - Sore throats and colds.
Valerian - Natural sedative.
Yarrow - General tonic
Add some Spice for that extra Zing
•Black pepper – digestion, circulation
•Cardamom – digestion, coughs and colds
•Cinnamon – circulation and digestion
•Coriander seeds – digestion, flatulence
•Cayenne pepper – circulation, digestion, decongestant
•Fenugreek seed – anti-inflammatory, expectorant
•Ginger – digestion, circulation, nausea
•Vanilla – sweetens