RE:Herbal Tea for Medicine and Health
(Date Posted:02/19/2009 20:51 PM)
tea is tea made from the leaves of the dandelion plant. The dandelion
plant is a thick, brittle, beige and branching plant with milky sap.
The name "dandelion" comes from its seed heads, which are white and are reminiscent of a lion's mane.
tea is said to have several health benefits, including improving liver
function, removing gall stones and reduces the inflammation of the bile
Dandelion tea has a strong, intense and bitter taste and therefore is usually sweetened before being drunk.
Health benefits of dandelion tea
Dandelion tea uses the leaves of the dandelion plant, and the leaves are highly nutritious.
leaves contain several vitamins and minerals to promote well-being.
Dandelion leaves contains more beta-carotene than carrots, which is
important for improving a person's ability to see in dim light. The
leaves contain iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and
zinc, as well as vitamins B-1, B-2, B-5, B-6, B-12, C, D, E, and P.
to the existence of vitamin E, dandelion tea can be used to alleviate
skin complaints. Vitamin E can help encourage the growth of body issue
and protects cells from damage, therefore promoting healing and
Preparation of dandelion tea
best time to harvest the leaves to make dandelion tea is spring, before
the flowers appear. Another time is late fall, as after a frost their
protective bitterness disappears.
The best plants to use for dandelion tea are young plants with broad leaves, growing in rich, moist soil.
dandelion leaves should be used for one cup of tea. The leaves should
be torn into strips first, before being placed onto the bottom of the
cup. Boiling water should then be poured into the cup, and the tea
should be left to stand for 5-10 minutes.
After standing, the tea should be strained before drinking. For a sweeter tasting tea, add one teaspoon of honey or sugar.
Unsweetened dandelion tea may be cooled and applied as a skin wash. The skin wash can be used on minor scars and inflammations.
Essiac tea is a herbal cancer treatment developed by Renee Caisse in 1922. The name 'Essiac' is 'Caisse' in reverse.
claimed that the formula for Essiac tea was given by a patient whose
breast cancer was cured by drinking tea made from the same formula.
Essiac tea is said to prevent new cancer cells from forming and destroys already-existing cancer cells.
Essiac tea has four main herbs - burdock, Indian rhubarb, sorrel and slippery elm.
are several anecdotal stories about the effectiveness of Essiac tea in
combating cancer. Caisse herself opened a clinic for over twenty years
prescribing Essiac tea, and Charles Brusch, John Kennedy's doctor, has
been quoted as saying, "Essiac tea has merit in the treatment of cancer."
tests on Essiac tea have suggested that it has no affect on cancer
cells. However, independent tests on the individual components of
Essiac tea have indicated they show anti-cancer properties.
Essiac tea ingredients
The main ingredients of Essiac tea are burdock, Indian rhubarb, sorrel and slippery elm.
is thistle and a common pasture weed throughout North America. In
Essiac Tea, the root is used. The root is harvested either in the fall
of the first year, or the spring of the second. Burdock is said to
increase circulation and detoxify the body.
In several studies, Burdock has been shown to block the growth of tumors. It has also been shown to prevent mutation activity.
Indian rhubarb has also been shown to block the growth of tumors.
Sorrel and Slippery Elm have not yet demonstrated any observable
medicinal benefits, but some of the substances contained within these
plants are known to have anti-cancer and anti-mutation qualities.
contains aloe emodin, which has been shown to have anti-leukemic
qualities, white Slippery Elm contains beta-sitosterol and
polysaccharide, which has shown to have anti-cancer qualities.
is another common weed found in North America, with narrow pointed
leaves and tall spikes of red flowers. The leaves are used for Essiac
Slippery Elm is a tree with whitish branch bark. The bark is used in the making of Essiac tea.
Side effects of Essiac tea
Essiac tea is generally mild, but there are side effects that should be noted.
three general side effects are nausea and/or indigestion, intestinal or
digestive discomfort and an early increase in the size of the tumor.
The nausea and indigestion is caused by eating or drinking too soon
before and after taking the tea, while the discomfort is caused by the
body attempting to eliminate dissolved toxins.
increase in tumor size is caused by metastasized (or changed) cells
gathering at the original site of the tumor. The size will reduce as
the tumor softens.
tea is a generic term for tea that has been made, or has been infused
with fruit juices. Orange and apple juices are popular choices for
making fruit tea, although just about any fruit juice can be used. The
choice of fruit is limited only by the drinker's discretion.
The taste of fruit tea varies between each type of infusion, but generally has a refreshing taste.
Many fruit teas are made in tropical islands, where there is a large selection of fruits. Fruit tea is drunk cold.
Preparing fruit tea
Fruit tea is usually made in multiple servings. Usually 4-6 servings are made.
easy way to prepare fruit tea is firstly brew the equivalent of 2-3
cups of tea, and then allows the tea to cool in a glass or glazed
pitcher. Plastic and metal pitchers are not recommended because they
may pass on undesirable flavors.
While the tea is cooling, make 2-4 cups of fruit juice either by manually squeezing fruit, or through a fruit juicer.
the tea is cooled, pour the juice into the tea and mix well. The tea
should be allowed to chill for several hours before serving.
Fruit tea can be topped with slices of fruit or ice.
Health warnings on fruit tea
majority of fruit tea is safe for consumption, but care should be taken
with Fruit Tea made from tropical fruits such as custard apple and
Fruit tea made from custard apple or pawpaw can inflict
a disease similar to Parkinson's Disease. The symptoms were often as
deadly as the progressive brain disorder, but the age of onset is lower
and the disease is resistant to standard Parkinson's Disease treatments.
to one study, fruit tea made from these fruits contains a toxin that is
poisonous to the human nervous system. The fruits contain a natural
insecticide that can cause nerve damage.
Examples of symptoms caused by the disease include tremors, rigidity and balance problems.
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RE:Herbal Tea for Medicine and Health
(Date Posted:02/19/2009 20:52 PM)
Tea is an ancient tea, used by the Chinese and Koreans for thousands of
years due to its health benefits. Made from the root of a slow-growing
perennial plant with fleshy roots, it is prized for its health benefits.
The name "ginseng" translates as "man root".
This name is given for several reasons. Firstly, the root of the plant
has the appearance of a person. Secondly, the name refers to the
healing properties of the root.
Tea has a sharp, coppery taste with a strong aftertaste and a bright
yellow appearance. The taste of Ginseng Tea is usually described by
Chinese drinkers as "golden".
Varieties of ginseng tea
While the ginseng plant is mainly found in Asia, there is also a North American variety.
Chinese variety is known for its stimulating qualities, while the North
American variety is prized for its calming qualities. Ginseng Tea is
mainly made from the North American varieties.
ginseng used to make Ginseng Tea comes in various forms. The tea can
made from the whole root, root slices, as a powder form or in teabags.
Preparing ginseng tea
making Ginseng Tea, about 2-3 grams of ginseng is required. This
equates to about 5-8 slices of ginseng, a teaspoon of powder, or one
water should be used to prepare the ginseng. The tea should be steeped
for at least 4-5 minutes before drinking. The tea can be steeped for
longer, depending on the strength required. The longer the tea is
steeped, the stronger the taste.
The ginseng can be reused about two or three times. If desired, the ginseng can then be consumed.
Health benefits of ginseng tea
Ginseng tea is said to have multiple health benefits. Different varieties of ginseng tea have different health benefits.
speaking, ginseng tea is prized as an adaptogen - that is, it is a
product that increases a body's resistance to stress, while doing no
harm. It is said to strengthen the body against disease and infection.
Another benefit of ginseng tea is reducing inflammation from such ailments as rashes and sore throats.
ginseng - ginseng that has been heated either through steaming or
sun-dried - has been proven to have sexual and anti-cancer benefits.
One study showed that red ginseng had a positive effect on impotence.
Red ginseng has also been shown to reduce the relapse of gastric cancer.
is recommended that Ginseng Tea be drunk daily or whenever a person is
unwell. While Ginseng Tea can be quite beneficial to a person's health,
it should be used to compliment primary treatment and not as a primary
cure. Ginseng Tea is intended as a drink to maintain a person's health,
or to boost a person's systems when it is under siege. It does not cure
diseases and illnesses alone.
tea is a fermented tea made from sweet tea and Kombucha mushroom. It
also contains a small amount of alcohol, usually around 1%.
is a live substance that is technically a symbiotic culture of bacteria
and yeast. It is most commonly described as a mushroom, but it is an
incorrect description as Kombucha is not a fungus. It has also been
described as a lichen.
Kombucha Tea is said to have several health benefits for drinkers.
Kombucha Tea has a sharp taste that may be disagreeable to some.
Properties of Kombucha tea
Kombucha tea contains the following active components:
Lactic acid, which is essential for the digestive system - its lack has been established as indicating susceptibility to cancer.
Acetic acid, which gives Kombucha tea its taste and is also used to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
Malic acid, which is used in the body's detoxification process.
Oxalic acid, which encourages the cellular production of energy and is a natural preservative.
acid, which is effective against yeast infections such as candidiasis
and thrush. Gluconic acid works well in conjunction with Butryric acid,
an acid produced by yeasts.
acids, which are a group of acids which act as the building blocks of
protein. Amino acids is important for building the muscular system,
repairing tissues and form antibodies to combat bacteria and viruses.
Enzymes, which are proteins that act as catalysts and boosts the speed at which chemicals are processed in the body.
Kombucha tea also contains vitamins B and C.
Health benefits of Kombucha tea
of Kombucha tea believe that the tea is able to relieve a large list of
ailments and illness. According to users of Kombucha tea, the secret of
the tea is not that is acts as a cure, but that it boosts a drinker's
body to fight these illnesses.
Health warnings of Kombucha tea
rare, severe health complications have occurred in users of Kombucha
tea. Amongst these complications are liver damage, metabolic acidosis,
cutaneous anthrax infections and deaths.
Metabolic acidosis is caused by an increase in total body acid. This condition can cause kidney failure and coma.
Cutaneous anthrax is an infection of the skin, caused by direct contact with the Bacillius anthracis bacteria. It is rarely fatal but often causes blisters and sores.
Even though these health complications may be rare, caution is recommended before drinking Kombucha tea.
tea is both the name of a small shrub found in the south-western desert
of the United States and Mexico, and the tea made from its stems. The
stems can be used dried or fresh. The stems are usually pounded into
powder form before use.
Mormon tea may also be called Ma Huang, which is a similar plant that grows in China. The names Mormon Tea and Ma Huang
are sometimes used interchangeably and may be confused as the same
plant. However, the plants are distinct as only the Ma Huang contains a
chemical known as ephedrine, which is known to be both a decongestant
and a stimulant.
The plant appears like a thicket of green, jointed stems with conspicuous nodes and small, scale-like leaves.
The name Mormon Tea most likely comes from its use by Mormon settlers as a caffeine-free thirst quencher.
tea has a sharp and penetrating taste that can be confronting at first
taste, but most drinkers have described it as surprisingly refreshing.
Health benefits of mormon tea
Mormon Tea and Ma Huang are used for many folk remedies. Ma Huang, in particular, is one of the world's oldest medicines.
Ma Huang is known as a decongestant, due its high concentrations of
ephedrine. It is said to open the bronchial passages, and is
recommended for use to treat asthma, hay fever and the congestion due
to colds and flu.
Huang is also known to stimulate the heart, increase blood pressure,
metabolism rate and urine production. Mormon tea contains a chemical
known as norpseudoephedrine, which is a stronger central nervous system
stimulant than ephedrine.
a central nervous system stimulant, Ma Huang increases the metabolic
rate, meaning that it stimulates the body to burn calories faster. Ma
Huang may therefore help in weight reduction.
Ma Huang is also useful in women's health. It causes uterine contractions and is useful in initiating menstruation.
Huang should not be used if heart diseases, diabetes, glaucoma or
over-active thyroid gland has also been diagnosed, as its stimulant
qualities may exacerbate these conditions. Ma Huang should also not be
used by pregnant women, due to its ability to cause contractions. Both
Ma Huang and Mormon Tea may also cause insomnia, and therefore should
be taken early in the day.
As Mormon Tea does not contain ephedrine, its medicinal use is limited to being a stimulant.
Using Ma Huang and Mormon Tea
take advantage of Ma Huang and Mormon, it is recommended that one
teaspoon of dried Ma Huang (or powdered Mormon Tea) is used per cup.
When the water is boiled, the tea should be brewed for 10-15 minutes
before consumption. Up to two cups should be consumed per day.
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RE:Herbal Tea for Medicine and Health
(Date Posted:02/19/2009 20:53 PM)
tea is tea brewed from mushrooms. Mushroom tea is a generic term for
tea brewed from any mushroom, but generally the term is used to refer
to tea made from "magic mushrooms".
mushrooms" is a colloquial term for any mushrooms that contain a high
concentration of psilocybine and psilocine. These chemicals cause
hallucinations when taken.
tea tends to affect the user after around 30 minutes of consumption.
Users generally feel relaxed initially, then euphoric before the
visualizations begin. This state usually lasts about five hours.
Mushroom tea can intensify existing emotions, as well as heighten a person's awareness.
tea may be difficult to drink on its own, due to its unpleasant taste.
Most users therefore drink mushroom tea as a mixture along with tea and
Preparation of mushroom tea
There are several methods of preparing mushroom tea.
most basic preparation of mushroom tea is to chop or crush a small
handful of mushrooms, then boil a cup of water to boiling point. The
water is poured over the tea and is allowed to brew for 5-10 minutes.
The tea is then strained and the liquid is drunk.
Another method to prepare mushroom tea is to prepare the tea as described above, then mix the liquid with licorice tea,
fresh ginger and a small amount of orange juice. The ginger helps
settle the stomach and reduces nausea, while the orange juice helps
mask the unpleasant taste of mushroom tea.
mushroom tea is a stimulant, it is recommended that a non-caffeine tea
is used. Caffeine is also a stimulant and, when mixed with mushroom
tea, may over-stimulate the nervous system and cause unpleasant
Typically two infusions of mushroom tea can be made from one batch of mushrooms.
Health warnings with mushroom tea
tea should be taken with care. It can sensitize a person's mind and
emotions, and hence should be taken only when a person is emotionally
stable. Users in the midst of psychological and/or emotional upheaval
may find taking mushroom tea distressing. Hallucinations during times
of such upheaval may be disturbing.
Mushroom tea can also cause nausea and vomiting.
tea is a tea made from the pennyroyal herb. Pennyroyal tea is a folk
medicine most famously used to induce abortions. The tea is said to
cause the uterine muscles to contract.
Traditionally pennyroyal tea is also used for colds, fevers, coughs, indigestion, kidney and liver ailments and headaches.
pennyroyal herb is found throughout the Appalachian Mountains and
western Kentucky in the United States. It is a small, branching plant
with small tubular lavender flowers.
tea has a pungent and acrid taste, similar to pennyroyal's relations,
the spearmint or peppermint. The tea can be made with either the fresh
or dried herb.
Preparing pennyroyal tea
tea is often combined with blue cohosh root. Usually two tablespoons of
blue cohosh root is used in combination with three tablespoons of
pennyroyal leaves and two tablespoons of dried tansy.
blue cohosh root is boiled in a quart of water for five minutes, while
the pennyroyal tea and tansy is placed in a separate jar. After the
water has boiled, it is poured into the second jar and allowed to steep
for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, the herbs are strained and the liquid is reheated.
is recommended that a hot cup is given every four hours, up to five
days or until bleeding occurs. To enhance the effectiveness of
pennyroyal tea, a tablespoon of brewer's yeast is added to every cup.
Health warnings with pennyroyal tea
Tea may cause nausea in drinkers. It is recommended that drinkers
should be careful when standing or sitting, as this may cause dizziness.
When making pennyroyal tea, only the pennyroyal herb should be used. The essential oil of pennyroyal should NOT be used, as it is a poison. Death from untreatable organ failure can result if the essential oil is used.
pennyroyal tea can be taxing on the body after any length of time as it
encourages the body to purge. Users should take care of their bodies
afterwards by drinking nourishing teas and eating a balanced diet.
tea should not be consumed by those with kidney disease or a past
history of kidney stones. Pennyroyal tea should not be drunk for longer
than a week, as it may cause damage to the central nervous system,
kidney and liver.
tea is an ancient remedy that has been in use for thousands of years.
Poppy tea is mainly used as a pain reliever, cough suppressant or as a
sleeping aid, due to its relaxing properties.
occasional modern use for poppy tea is as part of a detoxification
program for opiate or heroin addiction. Poppy tea contains the same
qualities as opiate drugs and heroin, but in lower quantities. Poppy
tea can be useful for fighting the withdrawal symptoms resulting from
tea generally has a strong, bitter taste. Taken on its own, poppy tea
is considered to have a foul taste and can cause nausea. It is normally
recommended that poppy tea is drunk as part of a mixture. Some of the
more common mixtures used include liquorice. Others may use a
pre-prepared, flavored tea.
Properties of poppy tea
Poppy tea is made from opium poppy plants. The most common variety in use is the Papaver Somniferum. This plant contains a number of opiates, including morphine, codeine, papaverine and thebaine.
plant is commonly sold in the United States and Canada as part of
flower arrangement pieces and ornamental displays. Poppy tea is made
from dried poppy pods.
Poppy heads can vary in size. They are usually walnut-sized, but can be as large as a golf ball or as small as a glass marble.
Preparation of poppy tea
order to make poppy tea, the first step is to remove the heads from the
stems. Any seeds are removed, and then the poppy pods are crushed,
chopped or turned into a fine powder.
pods are then boiled in a cup of water. One cup of water should be used
for every 3-5 pods used, and lower for less pods. Care should be taken
not to allow the water to boil completely.
the poppy pulp is poured through a strainer. The pulp should be pressed
to extract as much juice as possible. The pulp can be reused for a
second extraction. When making a second extraction, 2/3 of the water
should be used.
is recommended that between 1-3 pods are used for new drinkers of poppy
tea, 2-5 pods for experienced drinkers, and over 5 pods for those using
poppy tea to fight opiate or heroin addiction.
The stems can also be used, but poppy tea made from stems contains less potency than the heads.
Warnings on using poppy tea
poppy tea contains opiates, there is the possibility that a drinker can
become physically addicted and habituated to the tea.
poppy tea is taken for several days in succession, the body may develop
a need for the opiates. A drinker may find themselves with an
increasing need for poppy tea. If poppy tea is stopped, the
re-adjustment may be quite unpleasant.
Some of the side effects include nausea and insomnia.
It is recommended that poppy tea be taken with caution.
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RE:Herbal Tea for Medicine and Health
(Date Posted:02/19/2009 20:54 PM)
Wiccan tea is any tea used by followers of the Wiccan belief in cleansing and blessing rituals.
tea is not a specific type of tea. Wiccan tea can be made from a
variety of herb mixtures. Amongst some of the many herbs used are Anise
Star, Calamus Root, Catnip and Hops Flowers.
herbs used for making Wiccan tea is intended to help with women's
health issues, reinvigorate the body (for instance, the use of gingko),
relieve depression (such as St John's Wort) and ease sleeping problems.
Wiccan tea rite
The purpose of the rite is to thank the gods, and for the gods to bless the person for the following day.
the Wicca tea ritual, practitioners would generally use an anointed red
candle and pure spring water, as well as the herbs for the tea. Pure
spring water is preferred because it is said to contain more energy
than normal tap water. Spring water has been retrieved directly from
its source and has not been treated with as many chemicals as tap water.
initial preparation begins with cleansing the teapot and cup. If
required, the herbs should also be blended. The spring water is then
When the water is boiled, the candle is lit while the following is intoned:
You who are the Queen of the Gods,
The Lamp of Night,
The Creator of all that is wild and free;
Mother of woman and man;
Lover of the Horned God, and Protectress of all the Craft;
Descend, I Pray,
With Your Lunar ray of power,
Upon my rite here!
You who are the King of the Gods,
Lord of the Sun,
Master of all that is wild and free;
Father of woman and man;
Lover of the Cresent Goddess, and protector of all the Craft;
Descend, I pray,
With Your Solar ray of power,
Upon my rite here!
The water is blessed with the following:
O Lady of the Mountain Streams,
O Lord of The Green Glade Creek,
I call on You to bless and purify this water
With Solar rays and Lunar beams.
So mote it be!
The herbs are blessed with the following:
Thou has grown by favor of the Sun, the Moon, and of the dew.
I make this intercession, ye herb:
I beseech thee to be of benefit to me and my rite,
For thy virtues are unfailing.
Thou art the Dew of all the Gods,
The Eye of the Sun,
The Light of the Moon,
The Beauty and Glory of the Sky,
The Mystery of Terra.
I purify thee so that whatever is wrought by me with thee may,
In all its powers,
Have a good and speedy effect with good success.
Be purified by my prayer and be powerful!
So mote it be!
herbs are then placed in the teapot, and water is added. As the tea is
steeping, a prayer is said to the gods, asking for their blessing.
After the tea is finished, the following is intoned to finish the
O Mistress of the Holy Moon,
O Master of the Sacred Sun,
I give thy thanks for Your presence here,
And blessings given.
I now bid Thee farewell.
Hail fair Moon,Ruler of the Night;
Guard me and mine
Until the Light.
Hail fair Sun,
Ruler of the Day;
Rise on the morn
To Light my Way!
So mote it be!
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