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Old 11-07-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Herbal Teas or Tisanes for Health Anyone?

I just love herbal teas and infusions for taste and health. Does anyone else opt for herbal tea when they're feeling under the weather? Do you have any favourites or TNT infusions for ailments? Which teas are your favourite?
I would love to try some new herbal teas, please share your experiences
Over the years I have created many blends of my own, here are a few of my favourites.

Relaxation Blend
Red or pink rose petals, a few lavender flowers and leaves, honey and lemon to taste.

Bedtime Tea
Fresh rosemary and lemon thyme with honey and lemon to taste.

After Dinner Blend (Good when you've indulged a bit too much)
Parsley and mint with a dash of lemon.

Chest Soothing Blend
Sprig of thyme, a few nasturtium leaves and flowers, fresh hibiscus flowers or hibiscus tea. Honey and lemon to taste.

Indigestion Remedy Tea
A few whole cloves and aniseed with honey and lemon to taste.

Slimming Blend
Fresh parsley, a few sage leaves and fennel frans with a dash of lemon.

Flu Remedy
Fresh thyme, nasturtium flowers and leaves, fresh ginger with honey and lemon to taste.

Nerve Tonic
Sprig of thyme, one passion fruit flower, a few wild strawberry or domestic strawberry leaves with honey and lemon to taste.

Infuse teas to your taste. When using fresh herbs I use 1/4 cup and dried I use a tsp full per cup. Flowers are stronger in taste so just a few. Steap for 5 -10 mins and strain. Lemon help release the natural oils and make herbal remedies more effective.

I've got many blends but I think I'll wait before posting more. Just want to see if anyone is actually interrested or enjoy infusions as much as I do

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #2
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I love to use herbal remedies. I especially love Hibiscus. Such a deep red, and a surprisingly citrus flavor.

I use a tea bell to make teas from oregano, basil, and thyme, but not rosemary. Rosemary raises your blood pressure abd I already have high blood pressure.

I also have catnip for relaxation, plus several fruit flavors for variety.

Here's a favorite site of mine that explains what these are good for:

Medicinal Herbs Plants Uses
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
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I love to use herbal remedies. I especially love Hibiscus. Such a deep red, and a surprisingly citrus flavor.

I use a tea bell to make teas from oregano, basil, and thyme, but not rosemary. Rosemary raises your blood pressure abd I already have high blood pressure.

I also have catnip for relaxation, plus several fruit flavors for variety.

Here's a favorite site of mine that explains what these are good for:

Medicinal Herbs Plants Uses
I love hibiscus tea! One of my favourites I've got low blood pressure so I just drink it for other complaints and taste!
I know it is good for lowering blood pressure. I also use catnip tea for my daughter, she's got a bladder problem and catnip as well as rose scented geranium are good for bladder complaints and bedwetting.
I will browse the site, thank you for adding it
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You're welcome! It's my go to site when I have ailments.

Since you have low blood pressure, try the rosemary tea.
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You're welcome! It's my go to site when I have ailments.

Since you have low blood pressure, try the rosemary tea.
I like rosemary tea, with a dash of lemon

Margaret Roberts is my go to. I have all her books and I go to her herbal centre whenever I get a chance.

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I love to use herbal remedies. I especially love Hibiscus. Such a deep red, and a surprisingly citrus flavor.
Since you love Hibiscus, have you tried Rosehip and Hibiscus tea? The flavour is fantastic and the combo is good for blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, cholesterol, weight gain and it has anti cancer properties.
You find this blend in many different brands. I use the Lipton one.
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I love to use herbal remedies. I especially love Hibiscus. Such a deep red, and a surprisingly citrus flavor.

Since you love Hibiscus, have you tried Rosehip and Hibiscus tea? The flavour is fantastic and the combo is good for blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, cholesterol, weight gain and it has anti cancer properties.
You find this blend in many different brands. I use the Lipton one.
I haven't tried rose hips yet. Thanks for the suggestion.

I'm almost at the end of a 4 oz. bag of dried hibiscus and will probably reorder soon. I'll get some rose hips too.
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That reminds me--I still have to pick my rosehips! Maybe Friday.
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That reminds me--I still have to pick my rosehips! Maybe Friday.
Yum! Wish I still had rose bushes, I love making roshehip syrup and jelly
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Green tea, not actually a herbal tea but darn I love it! I've been drinking it by the gallon, maybe that's why I don't sleep much. All the caffeine lol!
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