“You can never get a cup of tea large enough, or a book long enough to suit me”. CS Lewis
Herbal tea recipes are simple to make.
Plus they are a great way to get the maximum benefit from herbs, unleashing their healing properties.
And because they are inhaled as they are drunk, they work on both an emotional and physical level.
COMMON HERBS USED
HERBAL TEA RECIPES
Lemon Barley Water Recipe
The following herbal tea recipes you may enjoy:
- ¼ cup pearl barley
- 1 ltr cold water
- 1 rind of ½ lemon
Cover the Barley with cold water and put it on the heat.
Simmer gently until the Barley is tender.
Next strain the water and leave it to cool.
Add a touch of fresh Lemon juice, along with a little Wild Honey to sweeten your tea.
Anti Acne, herbal tea recipe
This is an age old recipe from a recipe book on medicinal plants that pack a real punch:
- Red clover flowers 2 ounces
- Blue flag root 1 ounce
- Burdock root 1 ounce
- Sassafras bark ¼ ounce
- Water 4 pints
Combine all the ingredients together in cold water.
Then slowly bring them to the boil.
Simmer for around 30 mins and then strain the ingredients.
Drink a glass 3 times a day.
Anti Flu, herbal tea recipe
This recipe is really healing.
The Ginger is both spicy and warming, whilst the Thyme leaves offers protective anti-viral and natural antibiotic properties.
- 3cm’s of fresh ginger
- 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
- Juice of half a lemon
- 5 sage leaves
- 1 tsp of Manuka honey
Follow the instructions as above.
Migraine Relief, herbal tea recipe
This is one of those herbal tea recipes; I personally reach for if I have the kind of headache or migraine, that just won’t go away.
- 1 tsp dried spearmint leaves (optional, omit if using homeopathy)
- 1/2 tsp Fever few
- 2 tsp Fresh ginger
- Raw honey to sweeten
Infuse and use as above.
Decoctions can easily be preserved, this you can achieve by adding around 40 ml ethanol, to a 200 ml decoction blend.