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Herbal Tea Recipes to Try at Home

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Herbal teas are fantastic to treat so many health complaints from bloating to insomnia, and they can be made at home too!

Bloating:

Fennel tea is the key to relaxing gastrointestinal spasms and relieving bloat.
Ingredients:

1-2 teaspoons freshly crushed fennel seeds
1 cup boiling water

Directions:

In a teapot, steep the fennel seeds in the boiling water for 5-10 minutes, depending on desired strength. Strain and serve. Re-heat if desired.

Inflammation:

Turmeric tea is fantastic for reducing inflammation and is a top superfood for your health.

Ingredients:

4 cups water

1 tsp ground turmeric

black pepper

Directions:

Bring four cups of water to a boil.
Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
Strain the tea through a fine sieve into a cup; add honey and/or lemon to taste.
Add a pinch of black pepper to increase absorption.

For nerves/stress:
Chamomile tea helps to relax  you and ease anxiety.

The recipe:

Ingredients:

One chamomile teabag or 1 heaping teaspoon loose-leaf chamomile tea or dried chamomile flowers
8 oz. (about 250 ml) fresh water, brought just to the boil
Optional additions to taste, such as honey, lemon, or mint

Directions:
Add the teabag or loose-leaf tea to your favorite cup or mug. (If you’re using loose-leaf tea, an infuser or infuser mug is a great idea!)
Cool the just-boiled water slightly (chamomile tea is best when steeped in hot – not boiling – water), and then add to your cup.
Let your chamomile tea steep for 5 to 10 minutes (herbal teas tend to improve with longer steeping times to bring out their best flavor and fullest benefits).
Remove the teabag or loose tea leaves.
Optional – Add extras, like sweetener, lemon, or mint, if you wish.

Insomnia:
Lavender tea is perfect to relax you into a deep sleep and can also help lower blood pressure.

The recipe

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons fresh Lavender flowers or 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried Lavender flower
2 cups boiling water
honey and lemon if desired

Directions;
To make Lavender tea put the flowers in a teapot or container along with the boiling water allowing them to steep a good 4 to 5 minutes.

Pour into cups straining if necessary to remove the flower buds. Serve Lavender flower tea with honey and sliced lemon.

 

For menstrual cramps:
Ginger tea is the key to easing these cramps and also has many other health benefits.

The Recipe

Ingredients:

1 1⁄2 teaspoons freshly grated gingerroot
1 1⁄2 cups boiling water
1 1⁄2 teaspoons honey

Directions:

Place grated ginger into a 2-cup glass measuring cup.
Fill to the 1-1/2 cup line with boiling water.
Set timer for 10 minutes.
When timer goes off, strain into a large mug and stir in honey (you may need more or less, depending on how sweet you want your tea).

Stomach pains:
Peppermint tea aids the digestive process so this could be the one for you!

The recipe

Ingredients:

1⁄2 cup dry peppermint leaf
3 -4 cups very hot water
2 -3 tablespoons honey
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Directions:

Boil about 3 or 4 cups of water.
Add the peppermint leaves and shut the heat off.
Let the tea steep for about 5 minutes.
Pour through a tea strainer.
Add the honey and pour into cups.
The tea can be made from fresh leaves or dryed leaves.

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