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Aloe Vera Tips & Solutions, Issue #028- Herbal Tea Benefits
April 07, 2014
Aloe Vera Tips & Solutions
monthly newsletter/ezine of
Taking Care of Ourselves - Herbal Tea Benefits
This long page (on my website) is a quick summary of some of the specific herbal tea benefits, that you can check when deciding which herbs to use in making an herbal tea, or times when you want to know what each herb may do for you. I will be doing a full page on some of these herbs, as time allows. When done, the names of those herbs will be linked to that more detailed page.
This page has been getting lots of visits this winter, more than any other page, but these herbs are for all seasons. In case you have not discovered this resourceful page yet, here's a sampling. . . .
Alfalfa - Arabs call this the "father of all foods" while westerners treat it as cattle fodder. It is rich in minerals and nutrients, so useful against heart disease and cancer, and good for cystitis or inflammation of the bladder, and rheumatism. It boosts a sluggish appetite, and gives relief from bloating and water retention, and it relieves constipation.
Angelica Root - tonic for stomach troubles, colds, fevers, colic, and strengthens heart. The tea can also be put into eyes and ears as drops, and will help marvelously.
Anise (Star Anise) - helps expel gas, promotes digestion, relieves nausea and abdominal pain, soothes coughs and colds, and helps clear up congestion. It stimulates milk production in nursing mothers, and may reduce menopausal symptoms. It is also a spice, and can help other herbs taste better. I like to sprinkle the seeds in my soups and salads.
Black Cohosh - relieves menopausal symptoms, and when used as a muscle relaxant, a natural anti-inflammatory treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
Boneset - brings down a fever, relieves flu symptoms, has a calming effect, and in a warm drink/tea is an excellent exporant - that is, it gets rid of the phlegm. In a cold drink/tea it is a mild laxative.
Borage - the tea can be used to bathe inflamed eyes, drunk as a tea it is good for cleansing the blood, for fevers and jaundice, and to expell poisons. Can also be used as a gargle to loosen phlegm.
Burdock - nature's best blood purifier, helps rid body of excess water weight, soothes pain of arthritis, rheumatism and backache, and relieves skin irritations.
Butcher's Broom - popular in Europe to treat poor circulation in the legs (restless leg syndrome). It improves circulation in hands and feet, reduces edema in legs or feet, and reduces swelling from arthritis and rheumatism. It has also reduced pain from hemorrhoids.
[NOTE: There is another four or five times as much information on many herbal benefits on the web page. I invite you to click this link to read the whole page;
A Practical Tip/Solution - Eat
Fruits and Vegetables Separately
I was surprised the other day to read how important our thyroid health is in regards to many common symptoms we suffer. If we feel sluggish, and feel too hot or cold rather easily,... or even, that we're pulling our whole weight up hill in a rickety wagon, then it might be high time to have our thyroid tested.
Besides having our thyroid tested for sluggishness (or over-production), another simple tip is to start eating our vegetables and fruits at separate meals or different times of the day. Together they can cause digestive upsets. I am finding this true, and am adjusting my food choices accordingly. A helpful source of information on this topic is Great Taste - No Pain! ]
Simply make your salads either all vegetable, or all fruit. If you like meat and potatoes, just set aside the fruits for a later snack time, at least two hours later.
I Can Recommend - Unlocking your Child's Inner Potential
If you have children who are frustrated with school and learning, maybe even refusing to go to school any more, and generally upset and misbehaving - but unable to tell you why, you may be thrilled to watch this video. You'll discover that a lot of this can be fixed with some herbal remedies! Wow!
You'll be especially impressed if you cringe at giving your child the current smorg of drugs to help calm them down, and to CONCENTRATE.
Note: the video is rather long, but thorough.
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