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.


anthony stemke said...

I didn't know you could use blackberry and raspberry leaves, I have both of those bushes.
I am also growing mint and it is really flourishing. I brew a gallon of tea daily (16 teabags, 20grains of saccherine)and started putting in mint leaves. It's good.

Anonymous said...

i love to try that, i love peppermint

Cookin' Canuck said...

Herbal tea is a ritual for me every evening, but I never think to make my own. I'll have to try this!

redkathy said...

My mom always had Spearmint growing in the yard. A few slices of citrus - orange, lemon, or lime - and a few sprigs of spearmint makes for a wonderful and refreshing iced tea.

Parsley Sage said...

Jeez. I'm totally dumb...i didn't know you could use blackberry or raspberry leaves!!!

Adam said...

nice tips

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

I would have never thought to use the raspberry leaves although I;ve seen them in packaged tea. Great ideas.

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