Make herbal Tea a Part of
Some studies found that people who drink 6 cups of tea daily realized maximum health benefits. However,
many studies show health benefits, including liver disease prevention, in only 1 to 4cups of tea daily. Choosing the correct
form of tonic is also important. Brewed tea, either hot or iced, offers the most potent disease-fighting activity. Instant
iced tea and bottled tea beverages offer little health benefit. Read moore
Herbal Infusions: An infusion is often stronger than a tea and will extract glycosides, alkaloid salts, and water-soluble
vitamins and volatile oils and. Infusions are intended for immediate use. They can be stored for a maximum of 24 hours in
a cool place.
Basic Infusion Recipe: 1 oz of dried herbs and 1 pint boiling water
Pour water of herbs. Steep for
10 to 20 minutes then strain and drink.
Sweeten if needed.
Decoctions: This method is used for hard woody substances
such as roots, bark, and stems
whose constituents are water soluble and non-volatile. A decoction is used to extract
minerals, bitter components, etc. from hard materials such as roots, bark or seeds by boiling for a few minutes and then allowing
the herbs to steep for several hours Decoctions are also intended for immediate use. Store for a maximum of 72 hours in a
very cool place.
Basic Decoction Recipe: 1 oz of dried herb or root and 1 pint water
Cut or crush herb or root
and add to water. Simmer with the lid off until the
volume of water is reduced by ¼, so ¾ of a pint remains.
Cool, strain, and
take in divided doses according to the herb’s use. Sweeten if needed.
always add aroma to your teas with the peppermint leaves
What is an herbal tonic? An herbal tonic is a preparation of one or multiple herbs. In this chapter we will be
dealing with ground herbs, encapsulation, tinctures decoctions and infusions. A good resource to check out the medicinal properties
of medicinal herbs is to use the search words ‘herbal database’ in any of the search engines in the internet.
Make ground herbs, infusions or decoctions of the following herbs
3 parts of Artichoke,3
parts of Licorice,3 parts of Astragulus, 4 parts Dandelion,4 parts of Calendula,5parts of Milk Thistle,5 parts
of Tumeric,2 parts of Yellow Duck,3 parts of Oregon Grape Root,3 parts of Cleavers,5 parts of Burdock root,
2 parts of Yellow dock root, 1 part of Goldenseal root and 3 parts of Ginger roots
You can buy these
herbs from this site
Use the icons –native remedies, riter herbs or star west in this site
In addition to making teas,
mix the ground herb into organic orange juice and ground organic flax seeds. You can buy your own citrus press in addition
to coffee grounder.