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Alternative Options, Vitamins, Herbs, Minerals,
and the Building Nutrients of Quality Health


Information and Resources for Your Life
"Herbal Teas"

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Preparing Herbal Tea
To prepare herbal tea, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of loose leaf (or 1 tea bag) per cup of boiling water. Do not use aluminum or metal kettles or containers. Instead, use glass or ceramic for your boiling water (or microwaved water), then add tea leaves/herbs and steep for about 5 minutes. Leave no longer than 10 minutes or some teas will become bitter. If you want a stronger flavor, instead of steeping longer, add more tea leaves/herbs.


NAME

BENEFITS

PRECAUTIONS

Cascara Sagrada
Colon cleanser and laxative. Can be used for colon disorders and parasitic infestation and gall bladder.
Cascara Sagrada is very bitter.
Catnip
Digestive and sleep aid, relieves anxiety and stress, stimulates the appetite, beneficial in use of colds, flu, inflammation, and pain. Controls fever, hiccups, gas, and cigarette cravings. In the presence of a fever, catnip tea enemas reduce fever quickly.
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Chamomile
Most widely used as a tea for its calming and gentle relaxing properties. Known as a bedtime drink.
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Green Tea
Believed to lower the risk of some cancers, delay the onset of arteriosclerosis, and help mental fatigue. Antioxidant properties.
CAUTION
-If pregnant or nursing, do not use in large quantities.
-Those with irregular heartbeats or anxiety disorders should limit intake to 2 or less cups daily.
Lemon Balm
Relieves stress, calming, natural relaxant.
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Oolong Tea
Grown in South China and Formosa (Taiwan), Oolong teas tend to be very floral in aroma, contain less caffeine than black tea and are rich in anti-oxidants. Increase in metabolism. Oolong Tea is milder than Green Tea, yet it has the same amazing antioxidant properties. Some claim that Oolong tea has even more excellent antioxidant benefits than other teas. 
Red Bush Tea
Good Antioxidant Tea. Scientific name: Aspalathus linearis. Red Bush Tea is a broom-like member of the legume family of plants and is used to make a tisane (herbal tea). Commonly called South African red tea, the product has been popular in South Africa for generations and is now consumed in many countries. 
 
Rose Hips
Beneficial for all infections and bladder problems. Good for blood purification, diarrhea, chills, sneezes, joint integrity and is an immune builder. Excellent source of Vitamin C.
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Sage
In tea form, can be used as a hair rinse to increase shine and hair growth. Can also be used when women want to stop nursing to dry milk. Beneficial for tonsillitis and other mouth and throat disorders. Stimulates central nervous system and digestive tract. Can have estrogenic effects on one's body, reduces sweating and salivation, good for hot flashes and symptoms of estrogen deficiency both after menopause and hysterectomies.
CAUTION
When taken internally, Sage interferes with iron absorption and other minerals.
Sage decreases milk supply in lactating mothers.
Do not use Sage if you have seizure disorders.
Tea Tree
Tea Tree can be combined with water and used as a gargle for sore throats and colds. Do not use Tea Tree by mouth, internally, unless doing so by physician's supervision.
CAUTION
After using Tea Tree topically, if irritation occurs, discontinue and check with your doctor.
Do not use Tea Tree by mouth, internally, unless doing so by physician's supervision.
Yellow Dock
When Yellow Dock is combined with Sarsaparilla, the tea can be used for chronic skin problems, applied externally.



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