Teas cannot cure all diseases, or alleviate many ailments. So, before reaching for medication, try the best gifts of nature!
Preparation: Spoon of dried leaves, flowers and stems of Echinacea cover with half a pint of boiling water and let sit for half an hour. During the day, drink three times for two deciliter unsweetened tea.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
Preparation: Pour a cup of boiling water over three tablespoons of lemon balm leaves. Allow to stand for about ten minutes and strain. Drink three cups of tea per day for a period of six weeks.
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
Preparation: Pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon of dried, shredded leaves and flowers of marshmallow. Let the tea rest aside for ten minutes, then strain. Before drinking, upon taste, sweeten it with honey or sugar and drink while warm.
Helps with the cold
Wild rose (Rosa corymbifera, Rosa canina)
Preparation: Pour a cup of boiling water over two teaspoons of dried pomegranate. Leave to soak for about ten minutes, then strain. Add honey and lemon juice to taste. Drink as much as you want.
Cures the flu
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
Preparation: Take a spoon of dried elderberry flower, pour a cup of boiling water over them, cover, leave to rest for ten minutes, then strain. Drink as much as you want because this tea cures fever – it causes sweating and reduces the high temperature.
Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Preparation: Scoop of dried, chopped domestic chestnut and pour a cup of cold water, let it boil, allow to cool off for three minutes, then strain. Drink two or three cups of tea a day or tea just gargle.
Reduces effects from COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Preparation: Scoop of well squeezed fruit berries, pour a cup of boiling water over them, cover and let them rest for 5-10 minutes. After the tea is ready, strain it and sweeten with a teaspoon of honey or sugar. Drink two cups of lukewarm tea every day.
* This tea is not recommended for people with sensitive kidneys.
Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Preparation: Pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon of marjoram and thoroughly strain the tea after three minutes. Drink it immediately. Daily intake of this tea is not recommended if you have frequent headaches.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Preparation: Pour a cup of boiling water over two teaspoons of chopped liquorice leaves, cover the tea with a lead, leave it aside for 10-15 minutes, then strain the liquid. Drink three to five cups of tea a day.
For renal disease
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
Preparation: Pour a cup of boiling water over two tablespoons of chopped parsley leaves. Cover, let it stand 10-20 minutes, strain it and drink before eating. Drink at least three cups of tea a day.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Preparation: Pour a cup of water over three tablespoons of St. John’s wort, let sit for ten minutes, then strain. Drink three to four cups a day. For the treatment of depression take tea at least four weeks to notice results.
Helps with migraine
Cornflower (Centaurium erythraea)
Preparation: Pour a cup of cold water in a teaspoon of dried cornflower, leave it to rest for 6-10 hours, then strain the tea. First warm the tea, sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey and drink.
White ash (Fraxinus excelsioe)
Preparation: Boil a teaspoon full of dried leaves of white ash with one cup of water. Leave the tea aside for 3-5 minutes, then strain it and it is ready for consumption. To feel the improvement, drink two cups of tea per day for at least two weeks.
For heart problems
Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)
Preparation: Over a full teaspoon of dried leaves of barberry pour a cup of boiling water and cover it to release its ingredients in the water. Let it rest for five to ten minutes, then strain. It is healthy to drink a cup or two every day, but before that you should consult with your doctor. The tea is very potent therefore if already taking certain medication, doctor’s advice is recommended.
Reduces blood pressure
The local tea blend
Preparation: Mix a teaspoon at St. John’s-wort, lemon balm, arnica flower, milk thistle seed, and Speedwell, then pour half a liter of boiling water over the mixture. Let it rest for about 10-15 minutes, strain and sweeten with honey. Drink several times a day.
Fenugreek (Trigon foenum-greacum)
Preparation: Pour a cup of cold water over two tablespoons of chopped fenugreek cup and leave it to rest for three hours. Boil the mixture and immediately strain the tea. When the tea is cool, sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey and drink it while it is still lukewarm.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis)
Preparation: Put a spoonful of dried ground roots in half a pint of cold water and cook on low heat until it boils, remove the lead and let it rest for 15 minutes. Drink a cup or two of unsweetened tea per day. Make sure you prepare fresh tea every day.
Against ovary inflammation
Oak (Quercus robur)
Preparation: Pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon of crushed bark of young oak shoots, cover the tea and let it stay like that for 10 minutes. Strain and drink a cup or two of tea per day.
For gynecological problems
Lady’s mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris)
Preparation: pour a cup of boiling water cver two teaspoons of dried leaves from lady’s mantles, let it rest for ten minutes, then strain the tea. Drink this tea two or three times a day for couple of weeks. The flavonoids that are contained within it strengthen the uterus and relieve the pain in the lower abdomen. Regular use of this tea will solve the problem of vaginal discharge.
Preparation: Mix of 50 grams of yarrow, calendula and nettle, take a spoonful from the mixture and pour half a pint of boiling water over it. Leave to cool, strain and drink one cup twice a day.