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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Herbs, Health Benefits, Tea Recipes

Fresh Grown Spearmint leaves, they come back every year
Great for mild indigestion problems and makes a healthy delicious tea!

Spearmint Tea
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of dried mint leaves, picked from your garden. You can buy metal round tea steep containers for your dried leaves.  Steep for 10 minutes.
If desired, sweeten with honey, brown sugar or maple syrup.

For prompt relief of mild stomach disorders, nausea, vomiting or flatulence, drink a cup of the tea in small sips after meals, up to 3 cups a day, not recommended for children.

One of several berry bushes we have planted along with an array of herb gardens
Herbal Tea
1 ounce blackberry leaves
1 ounce raspberry leaves
1 ounce chamomile flowers
1 ounce peppermint leaves

Prepare this mixture and boil a handful in 1 quart of water until about half of water has boiled away. This herbal mixture will ease the pain of intestinal gas, combat mild diarrhea and soothes intestinal inflammation. Again not recommended for children.