Herbal Teas to Heal

cup of herbal tea

You've probably heard of teas to heal specific ailments and symptoms. That's right. There are some herbal teas that are powerful enough to heal of some conditions and symptoms. They need to be used with common sense and respect, for like most good things, they can do harm if they get out of hand.

For Basic Tea-making Instructions, see Herbal Teas

By the way, I cannot say I have tried all these teas. That's a lot of herbs to keep on hand. But you only have to look for the ingredients to the one or two teas to heal your own specific condition. No need to try them all at once.

Crone Root Tea

Here's a tea to heal menopause problems and the beginning a new cycle of life.

2 tablespoons wild yam
2 tablespoons licorice
3 tablespoons sarsaparilla
1 tablespoon chaste berry
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon false unicorn root
2 tablespoons sage
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ tablespoon black cohash

Detoxification Tea

1 teaspoon Green Tea leaves
Simmer 1 cup water and pour over leaves. Cover and let stand 4 minutes.

Dual Purpose Tea

Do not drink more than 2 cups a day.

2 teaspoons dried German Chamomile flowers
1 cup boiling water

Steep the flowers in the boiling water, covered, for 15 minutes.

Strain, then slowly sip the infusion to relieve nausea, stomach upset, and lessen menstrual cramps.

Fever Reducer Tea

2 teaspoons dried Catnip
1 teaspoon dry Vervain

Pour 2 cups boiling water over herbs. Steep 10 minutes and strain.

Flashes Blend Tea

Brew up a pot and sip when you need a tea to heal your hot flashes.
1 part sage
1 part motherwort
1 part dandelion
1 part chickweed and violet leaves
1 part each elder flowers and oatstraw

Fluid Retention Tea

1 oz Dandelion root
1 oz Dandelion leaves
2/3 oz Nettle leaves
2/3 oz Spearmint leaves

Steep mixture in 1 cup of water for 10 minutes.

Tea to Heal Menstrual Problems, Fertility and Childbirth

3 tablespoons sassafras bark
2 tablespoons dandelion root
1 tablespoon ginger root
½ tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon licorice root
½ tablespoon orange peel
1 tablespoon pau d'arco
¼ tablespoon dong quai root
1 tablespoon chaste berry
1 tablespoon wild yam

Forests Tea (formerly Lung Blend)

1 part echinacea purpurea
1 part elecampane
1 part ginger
1 part each pleurisy and licorice roots
1 part white oak bark
1 part cinnamon bark
1 part each orange peel and fennel seeds

Headache Tea

Lavender
Chamomile
Rosemary
Mint

Put a pinch of each herb in a coffee filter and place in your coffee maker. Wait a half hour before drinking this mix, this should make you tired so you can sleep your headache away.

Healing Ginger Tea

2 cups of water
4 tablespoons freshly grated ginger root

Place in pan with a lid on, bring to a boil, turn off the heat and let sit for two hours. Re-heat the tea, strain the herb from the tea and drink.

Migraine Tea

1 2/3 oz dried St Johns Wort
1 oz Valerian
1 oz Linden flowers
1/4 oz Juniper berries
Use 1 teaspoon of whole mixture per 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes and strain.

Moon Ease Tea

For that time of the month.
2 parts cramp bark
1 part chaste tree berries
1 part each spearmint and skullcap leaves
1 part marshmallow root
1 part passionflower herb
1 part ginger root

My Nerves Are Shot Tea!

Uses:
Sleeplessness and Insomnia
Job-related stress
Panic attacks

Ingredients:
2 parts Chamomile
1 part Jasmine
1 part Hops
1 part Lavender
1 part Yerba Santa
1 part Gota Kola
1 part St. John's Wort

"No-Sweat" Tea

Reduces perspiration within 2 hours of use with its effects lasting several days

4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon dried hops
1 teaspoon stinging nettle
1 teaspoon fresh cut rose petals
1 teaspoon dried strawberry leaves
1 teaspoon fresh walnut leaves
3 tablespoon of dried sage leaves

Combine all ingredients, cover and steep for an hour. Strain and sweeten with honey if desired.

Pinkeye Tea Recipe

Fill a tea ball with equal parts chamomile(antiseptic),
borag (alleviates inflammation and redness),
eyebright (excellent for conguntivitis any other eye complaints)
and elder flowers (beneficial for tired eyes).

Pour on 2 1/2 cups boiling hot (fresh from the kettle) water. Allow to steep until cooled. Add 5 drops witch hazel extract(coolant and antiseptic) and stir.

Wash eye (outside) gently with infusion and put one drop of infusion in eye as needed or desired. also can be used by soaking a cloth in the infusion and putting over the eye until you eye feels better. if your using this for a child leave out the witch hazel. This is good for anything where your eyes are painful inflamed and red.

Tea For General Good Health

1 tablespoon China black tea
2 teaspoon fennel
1 teaspoon mint
2 teaspoon rose hips
1 teaspoon elder flower
2 teaspoon hops
1 teaspoon mullein

Tea for Nervousness

1 ½ oz Peppermint leaves
1 ½ oz Lemon Balm leaves

Use 1 teaspoon of mixture per 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes and strain.

Urinary Infection Tea

1 teaspoon uva ursi
½ teaspoon each corn silk, cramp bark, marshmallow root and rose hips
1 quart water

Simmer herbs in water for a couple of minutes, then steep them for 20 minutes. Strain herbs. Drink 2 to 4 cups daily. To make sure the infection is gone, continue taking the herbs for 2 days after the symptoms disappear.

Wise Woman Tea

A wonderful menopause tea. Gently calms, cools and balances.

1 part motherwort
1 part sage
1 part nettle leaves
1 part each lemon balm and mugwort leaves
1 part chaste tree berries
1 part horsetail

Tea - Patti's Pain Killer

The herbs you can choose from are as follows:
Lady´s Mantle (herb)
Raspberry Leaf (herb)
Yarrow (herb)
Chaste Tree Berry
Fennel Seed (for the stomach)
Peppermint (for the stomach)
Valerian (for the stomach)

Use (1) part each (choose a total of five including one for the stomach) and steep like a tea.

All the following recipes have the same measurements.
Unless otherwise stated, they are brewed in a coffee maker or tea brewer.

Measurements:
1 tablespoon of each type of herb
1 tablespoon of honey to sweeten the tea

Aches and Pains Tea

1 Tablespoon White Willow Bark
1 Tablespoon Catnip

Put in a tea ball and steep in boiling hot water for five minutes. Drink as hot as you can stand it, then lie down for a nap.

Blood Builder Tea

1 teaspoon Rose Hips-crushed
1 teaspoon Butcher's Broom
1 teaspoon Yellow Dock

Bring 31/2 cups of water to a boil. Remove water from heat and add herbs. Place a tight lid on the pot. Let the mixture steep for five to ten minutes. Drink one cup three times daily. Yields three cups.

End of Your Rope Tea

1 Tablespoon Chamomile
1 Tablespoon Peppermint

Put in a tea ball and steep in boiling hot water for five minutes.

Epilepsy Combination

1 teaspoon Valerian
1 teaspoon Skullcap
1 teaspoon Hops

Bring water to a boil and add herbs. Cover pot with lid and let steep for 5 minutes.

Depression Tamer Tea

1 teaspoon St John's Wort
1 teaspoon Gingko Biloba

Place 1 cup of water into a glass or porcelain pot and bring to a boil. Take the pot of the heat and add the herbs. Put a tight lid on the pot and let it steep for five minutes. Strain out herb. Place in a cup and sweeten with honey if desired.

Note: where the recipes give the measurements in parts, you have the liberty of increasing your bulk reserve quantity. Your part might be in a teaspoon, a tablespoon, or a cup. If you expect to be making this tea more often, I would recommend preparing a larger mix, and putting it away in a cannister or jar. Then just dip out by spoon the amount needed for each cup or pot of tea you make.

Of course, you can do this with the other recipes too, but you will have to watch for ingredients of different quantities to get the proportions right.