Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Allergy Season Herbal Tea - Herbal tea formula #11 in a series (Caffeine-Free)

Allergy Season Tea

Be prepared for spring. If anyone in your family gets hay-fever, this is the herbal tea blend to make for them. It is a very pleasant tasting tea, so enjoy it as you gain it's anti-allergy and anti-hive benefits. If you know you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this tea, simply leave them out.

I created this tea for my daughter. When she was a toddler, she broke out in hives all over her body. We could not figure out what the cause was, and the hives did not go away after a few days. As a concerned mother, and experienced in the way of herbs, I did my research. I created this blend of gentle herbs, making it taste good so she would drink it. Drink it she did and her hives then quickly went away, not to return. I was very grateful. Herbs are amazing in how powerful yet gentle they can be. I prefer to do everything I can to help my family heal first, if we do not succeed, then to the Doctors we go. But usually we succeed.


ALLERGY SEASON TEA Formula:

26 grams Brigham Tea
16 grams Feverfew
10 grams Wood Betony
10 grams Lemon Balm
10 grams Spearmint Leaf
8 grams Nettle Leaf
8 grams Billberry Leaves or berries
4 to 5 grams Stevia Leaf, optional for sweetening
2 grams peppermint Leaf

Optional Ingredients:

Lemon Verbena, if you want a stronger lemon taste.

You can add more anti-inflammatory herbs like:
Licorice Root (it also sweetens the tea)
Sweet Clover
Hops (bitter if steeped too long, but calming)
Valerian Root (a bit weird smelling but very effective)


Method:

Place the dried herbs in a glass jar with an air-tight lid.
Shake well to mix.
Store air-tight in a cool dark place.



To Brew Herbal Tea:

Bring purified water to a boil in a stove-top kettle.
Place 1 to 2 teaspoons desired loose leaf herbal tea blend into a cup.
Pour about 1 cup boiling water over the herbs and cover the cup.
Allow to steep 5 minutes.
Strain and sweeten if desired.
Enjoy!


Tips:

You may use a bamboo tea strainer or Tea-ball to make straining your teas a snap.

At our house, we use a French coffee press to make bigger batches of tea - it works great!


Notes:

The calming herbs in this blend will counteract the slightly stimulating effect of the Brigham tea.
Brigham Tea is known as the #1 herb for allergies like hay-fever. It is also used as a weight-loss tea.
See: http://ephedrineweb.com/brigham-tea/ for more info.


Brigham Tea

To your health,

Leila