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Herbal Tea - Digestion




Wild- and healing herbs support our mental an physical well being and can help with supporting your body to deal with all different kinds of illnesses. I created a special tea blend which supports your digestion, the includes herbs that help to regulate your bowl function and have an anticarmping and stimulating function on your stomach.

. Except from licorice root all herbs are hand picked and some of them are even self grown.




In this blog post i share with you the recipe for my herbal tea blend "DIGESTION" and I explain some tipps and tricks how to prepare your herbal-healing tea, to get the most out of the inculded ingredients.






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Dosage


For an avarge adult I use the "3-finger-methode" for dosageing, which means I take my thumb, forefinger and middle finger to grab into my tea-bag, everything that fits in between these fingers is a great dosage for one cup of tea. It's pretty equal to one tablespoon. The dosage depends on different factors for example age, gender and the nature of your body aswell as your taste.

For kids under 14 years you will go with half of the dosage and childern under 8 years 1/2 oder 1/4 dosage. It's very important to see each person as an individual, so what's working for me isn't automatically working for you - so find your own way. The tea is just supporting your body with dealing with a cold and doesn't replace a visit from a doctor.




Preparation


Ther are a few different ways to prepare tea, I will explain you the two of them I use - infuse and cold water approach. It depends on the complaints you have and on your own preference if your using warm or cold tea. Sometimes it also depends on the weather, when it's 30°+ I love to drink an homemade iced tea instead of an hot tea, I show you my recpice for an iced tea bellow.





Methode 1 : INFUS


For this methode you boil water and let it cool down to around 80°C before putting the tea blend in. The reason for cooling down is that you protect the ingredients so you have as much herbal power in your tea as possible. Put the herbs inside loose, so they can unfold their whole power and let them steep for 7-10 minutes. During the steeping process, the tea should be covered up, to keep the essential oils inside, otherwise they will evaporate to the air.



Methode 2: COLD WATER APPROACH


This methode is perfect as an basic for an homemade icedtea, you put the tea blend into cold water and let it sit for around 2 hours. After this you strain your cold-brew tea, add slices of oranges or lemons, you can also add a bit of honey (it has antibacterial effects) as an sweetener, mix everything, put ice in, and your homemade herbal icedtea is ready to enjoy it.




If your haveing a cold you should drink around 3 cups of tea during the day, sip by sip. It's also possible to make a cure with this the for 28 days just have an cup of the in the morning and befor going to sleep.



The 5 herbs in my tea blend for digestion



SAGE


  • with internal intake sage has an regulating and balancing effect

  • it also has an stimulating effect for producing secretion and digestiv juices, which supports your whole digestion and helps with loss of appetite and also stomach ache

  • especially with stomach ache and cramping, sage unfolds its power

  • it also has an antibacteriall and antiviral effect, which helps with all kinds of digestion-problems



PEPPERMINT

  • the essential peppermint oils help to relax internial muscels wich helps to alleviate stomach cramping and flatulance

  • with internal intake peppermint has an neutralizing effect which helps to support your digestion

  • especially after eating when you get a feeling of fullness, an peppermint-tea is working great



SAINT JOHN'S WORT

  • Saint John's wort helbs to promote your digestion and supports with the absorbtion the nutrients of food

  • it helps to strenghten stomach and collon as well as alleviate infections an helbs with diarrhea

  • Saint John's wort is a sun-herb, with the internal intake you will receive the energie of the sommer

  • it helps to deal with symptoms like heartburn, nausea and vomiting



ROSEHIPS

  • Rosehips are extremly rich on vitamin C, which supports your immune system as well as your digestion

  • it has an diuretic and laxative effect, which i don't wanna miss in my digestion-tea-blend, because i helps to get rid of harmful substances in your body

  • it helps calming your the gastric mucosa and counteract nausea

  • it supports your whole body, which helps to get well after an colon-infection



LICORICE ROOT

  • with cold-symptomes licorice root have an expectorant and sputum-promoting effect

  • it's also a natural sweetener, mostly know for producing licorice, I love to use it in tea, because I don't need an extra sweetener

  • it helps with cramping and supports acid secretion, which functions as mucous membrane protection



My Recipe for Download




How to create your own herbal tea blend


There are a lot of benefits by creating your own herbal tea blend, besides learing a lot of herbs and your own body, you can fit it to your needs and to your taste. By manufacturing your own blend you can vary the amount of each herb, if you don't like the taste of one of the herbs you can just miss it out or replace it with another one. You can let your creativity run wild.



I collect most of the herbs by myself, and there are a few rules you should follow when collecting wild herbs, I wrote an blog post about that, there you can find all the important information:







When you're not feeling safe with collecting your own own herbs or you just can't find the time to do that, you can visit "Kräuterkontor" one of my favorite herbal stores online. They do sell herbs in bio-quality, some of them even from wild-collecting, just click on the picture bellow and you will get to their homepage*.



 



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