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All the following recipes have the same measurements. Unless otherwise stated, they were brewed in a coffee maker or tea brewer.
• 1 tablespoon of each type of herb
• 1 tablespoon of honey to sweeten the tea
Sore throat cures herbal remedy tea:
The Common Cold
1 1/2 tablespoons of Licorice root already brewed in a pot enough for two cups.
Elderberry tea bag
Steep the tea bag in the Licorice Root infusion and add in the Chamomile.
This can be done in the coffee maker, but the Licorice brew must be cool enough to be cycled through the machine.
Stop that Cough Tea
1 tablespoon Slippery Elm
1 tablespoon Mullein
1 tablespoon Catnip
1 tablespoon Licorice root bark
Boil the bark first in two cups worth of water for 10 minutes. Place the rest of the herbs in a coffee filter and place the filter in a strainer. Strain the Licorice tea through the strainer into a mug and drink. Honey and lemon can be added.
Fever buster Tea
White Oak bark
Must be ingested as hot as the person can take it. Chamomile can be substituted for any other fragrant herb. It is added in only for taste.
Dry, raspy cough – tea recipe for natural cures
Lemon 1 wedge
Aches and Pains Tea
1 Tablespoon White Willow Bark
1 Tablespoon Catnip
Put in a tea ball and steep in boiling hot water for five minutes. Drink as hot as you can stand it, then lie down for a nap.
Dry Congestion Tea
(For thick congestion and irritated mucous membranes.)
2 parts Eyebright
1 part Catnip
2 parts Thyme
1 part Goldenrod
Steep 1-1/2 to 2 tsp in a larger cup, such as a coffee mug, for 10 minutes.
You will likely need lemon or honey, as this remedy is rather bitter. Very soothing. Try to stay warm while drinking, and for a time afterwards.
**If you experience any discomfort or unpleasant effects while drinking this tea, discontinue use. All herbs listed above are generally safe, though precautions should always be taken when using any type of medicine.*
During cold or sinus season Tea
1 small handfull (about 1/4 cup) dried thyme
1 small handfull (about 1/4 cup) dried feverfew flowers
1 large handfull (about 3/4 cup) dried peppermint leaves
1 Tablespoon dried and rubbed or crushed sage
End of Your Rope Tea
1 Tablespoon Chamomile
1 Tablespoon Peppermint
Put in a tea ball and steep in boiling hot water for five minutes.
Colds and Flu Tea – herbal remedy natural cures
1 oz Blackberry leaves
1 oz Elder flowers
1 oz Linden flowers
1 oz Peppermint leaves
Pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 tbs mixture. Cover & steep 10 minutes; strain.
Colds and Hoarseness Tea
2 oz Malva flowers
1 ½ oz Mullein flowers
Use 2 tbs of mixture per 1 cup hot water. Steep 10 minutes; strain.
Drink only 2 – 3 cups per day for just a few days
Coughing Fits Tea
1 1/3 oz. St. John’s Wort
2/3 oz. Thyme
2/3 oz. Linden Flowers
Use 1 tsp. of the herb mixture per cup of boiling water to soothe irritations of the upper respiratory tract that cause coughing. Steep for 5-10 min., strain, sweeten if necessary. This tea has proved helpful with bronchitis and whooping cough.
2 medium cloves of freshly crushed garlic
1 cup of very warm water
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Stir and drink.
Adrenal and Respiratory Herbal Tonic
Mix together 2 tablespoons each of horehound, hyssop, licorice root, and marsh mallow root. Add 4 cups of water. Simmer until the liquid is 1/4 reduced. You should have about 3 cups of the tonic. Strain and dose with 1/2 cup of the liquid every couple of hours for 1 day of every week for a month.
This tones up the respiratory tract and also stimulates and nourishes the adrenal glands.