Herbal Healing

This blog is dedicated to herbal healing and other natural health remedies. In an attempt to deepen my own knowledge, I will share information on a variety of herbs, focusing largely on easy to find Western plants, as well as methods for preparing herbal medicines and natural beauty treatments. I am not a certified herbalist, licensed cosmetologist, or physician, so please use the information on this blog at your own risk! I've been an aspiring herbalist for several years, and I hope to finally get my certification sometime this year.

Cold and Flu Tea
When you’re huddled at home nursing a cold  or flu, a warm cup of herb tea is comfort in itself. An advantage to  drinking tea is that the liquid thins congestion and flushes out toxins.  Drinking two to three cups of the following tea, nice and hot, will  make you sweat and lower a fever. If possible, tuck yourself into a warm  bed afterward!

1/2 teaspoon yarrow flowers (Achillea millefolium)
1/2 teaspoon elder flowers (Sambucus canadensis)
1/2 teaspoon peppermint leaves
1/2 teaspoon echinacea root
1/2 teaspoon schisandra berries
3 cups boiling water 
Combine the herbs in a teapot and pour the  boiling water over them. Steep for at least 20 minutes.  Strain and  drink throughout the day. You can make a double batch and keep it in the  refrigerator, just be sure to warm it before drinking.

Cold and Flu Tea

When you’re huddled at home nursing a cold or flu, a warm cup of herb tea is comfort in itself. An advantage to drinking tea is that the liquid thins congestion and flushes out toxins. Drinking two to three cups of the following tea, nice and hot, will make you sweat and lower a fever. If possible, tuck yourself into a warm bed afterward!

  • 1/2 teaspoon yarrow flowers (Achillea millefolium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon elder flowers (Sambucus canadensis)
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon echinacea root
  • 1/2 teaspoon schisandra berries
  • 3 cups boiling water 

Combine the herbs in a teapot and pour the boiling water over them. Steep for at least 20 minutes.  Strain and drink throughout the day. You can make a double batch and keep it in the refrigerator, just be sure to warm it before drinking.

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