By Ed Bauman, Ph.D.
Natural Weight Loss
Program recommended by The Share Guide
Herbal teas have been used since the beginning of time as healing beverages. They were initially wildcrafted by observant folk healers after noticing the beneficial effects plants had on animals who ate them when they were sick or aging. The following remedies can be made as teas and consumed 2-4 cups a day to add valuable trace minerals to one’s body that will help to overcome the wear and tear of age, stress, illness, injury, medications and a history of less than optimal foods. A teaspoon per cup of raw honey can be added to these teas if the taste is too earthy for you to enjoy. Drink them on a regular basis. [Please consult with a certified herbalist or nutritional professional if you need more information and support.]
Below are several popular tonic teas I recommend. You can use one teaspoon of herbs per cup of boiling water, or two tablespoons per liter for all of the following formulations.
Good for cramps, heart, and nerves.
Add two tablespoons of each herb per liter of water. Steep in boiled water for 20-30 minutes:
Even Popeye would approve of this one. Super cleansing for your liver, too! Add two tablespoons of each herb per liter of water. Steep in boiled water 20-30 minutes. (4 Servings)
Trace Elements Tea
Very soothing to the nervous system, and helps alkalinize an overstressed body. Add two tablespoons of each herb per liter of water. Steep in boiled water 20-30 minutes. (4 Servings)
This tea is alkalinizing, cooling, nutritious. Spicy!
To Trace Elements Tea (above) add:
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. brewer’s yeast
1 Tbsp. rosehip powder
1-2 tsp. cayenne
1+ tsp. paprika
6 oz. spring water
[1+ tsp. bee pollen and/or honey--optional]
Makes 4 servings
A drink for the overwrought and stressed-out folks. (Do not use licorice if you have high blood pressure! ) Add two tablespoons of each herb per liter of water. Steep in boiled water 20-30 minutes:
Licorice or Star Anise
Bring to a boil: 1 quart unfiltered apple juice
Add 1 tsp. of 3 of the following herbs and steep for 30-45 minutes. Do not use licorice if you have high blood pressure! (1-2 Servings)
Mellow Beverage Teas
Make your own herbal tea blends. Combine these herbs in different proportions to create tasty new teas. Add two tablespoons of each herb per liter of water. Steep in boiled water 20-30 minutes:
Excerpted with permission from Recipes & Remedies for Rejuvenation, ©2005 by Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D., published by Bauman College, Penngrove, CA. To learn more from Dr. Ed Bauman, visit www.baumancollege.org
Natural Weight Loss Program recommended by The Share Guide: learn more
Home Health Directory Articles Index Interviews
Health Store Links About Share Guide Contact us