Medicinal Teas

Thyme Tea

Purpose:  antispasmodic, antimicrobial, expectorant, relieves gas, astringent, relaxant and stimulant, antioxidant.

Vitamins: A, D, niacin, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme or 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme
  • Honey

Directions:

  • Boil water
  • Remove from heat
  • Pour over thyme
  • Cover and steep 20 minutes
  • Add honey to taste (increases effectiveness)

Contraindications: not for children under age 3, do not use if you have thyroid problems, are pregnant or have high blood pressure.

 

Peppermint Tea

Purpose:  stimulates bile, enhances digestive activity, relieves gas and abdominal pain, relieves nausea and vomiting, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, analgesic, nervine, muscle relaxant.

Vitamins: calcium, A, C, riboflavin

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon dried peppermint or 1 tablespoon of fresh peppermint

Directions:  Pour boiling water over the peppermint.  Cover and steep for 20 minutes.

Contraindications:  Don't give to babies or small children.  Those with anemia should use cautiously as it may inhibit the absorption of iron.

 

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