Here is a powerful healing tea that will do the body good and will help with just about everything… it’s pretty amazing! It’s flavorful and has lots of healing abilities. It contains powerful herbs that will help a person become healthy and stay healthy. Plus it’s very easy to make and have on hand for a wonderful tasting tea either hot or cold.
10 to 14 - Fresh or Dried Neem Leaves.
5 to 6 - Fresh or Dried Holy Basil Leaves.
2 - Fresh or Dried Coffee Plant Leaves.
2 - Fresh or Dried Soursop Leaves.
1 - Ounce of Fresh Organic Ginger.
2 - Cinnamon Sticks.
12 - Cardamom Pods.
1 - Teaspoon of Anise Seeds.
30 - Goji Berries.
1 - Teaspoon of Milk Thistle Seeds.
5 or 6 - Chips of Ginseng.
1 - 1” x 3” Piece of Organic Grapefruit Peel.
1 - Teaspoon of Organic Green Tea or it could be Black Tea.
1 - Liter of Filtered Water.
Stevia or Honey to Taste.
Take all the ingredients and boil them for 30 minutes in 1 liter of filtered water. Then pour through a strainer into a pitcher and let cool and add enough water to bring the level back to 1 liter. This tea does need sweetener so add stevia or honey or any other sweeten according to your taste… this tea is great hot or cold.
Have one or two cups of tea daily in the morning.
Enjoy this great tasting healthy tea!
One more thing… making this tea will fill your house with a wonderful aroma
About the herbs …
Neem leaves are powerful anti-inflammatory agent… and help with arthritis , joint pain, sprains, swelling, redness, and pain in general. Neem leaves are a good anti-ulcer agent that helps with inflammation… and helps rid the body of the bacteria that cause gastric ulcers. Make neem tea, let it cool, then gargle away sore throats. Neem leaves are great at killing bacteria and thus are wonderful for preventing infections. Neem leaves and neem tea are a great anti-fungal agent, helping to cure fungal infections of the skin, hair, nails, mucus membranes, oral thrush, lungs, athlete foot… and also helps with ringworm infections. Neem leaves are also a great anti-viral agent that helps with herpes, and many other viral infections. Drinking neem tea or eating 10 or 12 neem leaves everyday also keeps bad bacteria under control… while allowing good bacteria to thrive in the GI tract.
In India Tulsi or Holy Basil is thought of as a great healing herb. Tulsi has the ability to help with Asthma, Fevers, Respiratory Infections, Stress, Liver Disease, Heart Disease , inhibits the growth of germs in the mouth and helps prevent and dissolve kidney stones. Tulsi is very antibacterial and Tulsi is also great for rashes, skin infections, and bug bits. Tulsi boosts the immune system and helps with headaches too, and Tulsi is also full of Vitamins A & C and lots of great oils that keep you looking young. Tulsi also increases your energy but at the same time is relaxing and soothing. And Tulsi is full of great antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory in action.
Soursop leaf tea is very calming, soothing, and relaxing and works wonders for modern anxiety and stress. The tea also helps with liver disease and especially gallbladder problems, and soursop leaf tea can lower blood sugar levels by causing the beta cells in the pancreas to boost insulin production. Soursop leaf tea also has anti-inflammatory qualities that work wonders for arthritis, joint and back pain , plus the fruit is great for treating GI distress, constipation, and irritation of the digestive tract.
Because soursop tea and fruit has a lot of iron it also works well for treating anemia thus boosting up red blood cell count. And soursop is a good vasodilator making it wonderful for lowering blood pressure. At the same time soursop has great antibacterial and microbial activity making wonderful for getting rid of infections. Soursop leaf tea stimulates platelet production by the bone thus stimulating clot formation, thus helping those with bleeding disorders. And because soursop has lots of potassium it soothes away leg cramps. And soursop leaf tea helps with inflammation of the bladder and urethra. Soursop tea is great for gout because it lowers uric acid levels quickly… and it also flushes out other toxins too.
Coffee Leaves are a powerful antioxidant that boosts up our immune system thus helping to prevent disease, cardiovascular challenges, strokes, and cancer. Coffee Leaf Tea contains more antioxidants in the forms of phenolic compounds, mangiferin, and hydroxycinnamic acid than any kind of coffee and tea… thus helping to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. Coffee Leaves contains mangiferin which is also found in mangos and this compound helps with diabetes, protects the brain from degradation, and lowers cholesterol. Arabica coffee leaves contain the most mangiferin… and arabica coffee is the most popular coffee in the world.
Coffee Leaf Tea is lower in caffeine than coffee or tea… thus having the benefits of antioxidants without the jitters. Coffee Leaf Tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory because it contains some of the same compounds found in mangos that help with inflammation. Making it great for arthritis , joint pain, redness, swelling, and pain in general. Studies show that Coffee Leaf Tea lowers bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol and triglycerides… and increases good cholesterol or HDL cholesterol.
Studies with rats showed that rats given Coffee Leaf Tea compounds significantly lowered their fasting glucose levels… thus making it great for diabetics. Researchers believe that “mangiferin” is compound that lowers glucose.
Ginger has been around for over 2,000 years and it’s great for muscle pain after exercise , inflammation in general, migraines, cancer, protects against acetaminophen liver damage, blood pressure, for colon inflammation, nausea, and so much more.
Cinnamon has so many healing qualities that we take for granted, like lowering blood sugar, lower cholesterol, helping with PMS, it’s a memory enhancer, keeps colds and flues away, and it’s even a great antioxidant that repairs damaged DNA and more.
Anise and fennel are great herbs for calming the GI tract and for killing foreign bacteria, plus it also contains powerful antioxidants such as Vitamins A and C that help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. And anise is full of B Vitamins for good mood and vitality, and lots of copper which is very important for promoting the formation of red blood cells. And anise also contains potassium for fluid regulation and good heart contractions. And fennel seeds help to bind bile acids thus helping to lower cholesterol.
Cardamom is a powerful antioxidant helping to get rid of free radicals in our body that promote disease. Cardamom also a good antispasmotic herb helping to sooth away GI gas and even heart burn. Cardamom also works for headaches and works really well for preventing heat stroke. And Cardamom is one of the few herbs that works to detox the body of caffeine. And cardamom works wonders for asthma and other respiratory problems by increasing blood flow to the lungs. Plus cardamom boost our energy level… and improves our mood.
Goji contains a complex long chain sugars that coat the cell wall (the cell wall handles nutrients that go into the cell and waste products are removed from the cell and how the living tissue reacts to the world.) thus healthier cell is created able to deal with stress, diseases, and and even toxins. Goji has more vitamin C than oranges and contains a large amount of vitamins B and E. Plus over 20 trace minerals, and more than 18 different amino acids. In clinical studies Goji Berries have been found to contain Beta-Sitosterol which is a great anti-inflammatory agent. It lowers LDL cholesterol and helps with prostrate enlargement and impotence. Goji also contains fatty acids that help the body to produce hormones and promote healthy nerve and brain function.
Plus Goji contains Cyperone, a sesquiterpene which has been shown to be great for the heart, reduce blood pressure, help with PMS symptoms, and for treating cervical cancer. And contains Solavetivone a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial compound that is very important for boosting your immune system and for treating hepatitis. Goji contains Physalin, a compound that has been used in the past to treat leukemia. Some of the compounds found in Goji calm the nervous system and improve memory. Plus Goji helps prevent heart disease by increasing muscle production and lowering inflammation. And studies show that Goji lowers blood pressure.
Milk Thistle has been around for over 2,000 years and it’s great for detoxing the liver, protecting the liver, great for liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, for boosting up antioxidant activity, great for boosting up cell regeneration, and it protects each liver cell from toxins by coating each cell with a protective layer, and takes care of toxins that have already entered the liver… a powerful healing herb.
Ginseng is full of powerful antioxidants that are important for slowing the aging process and for stopping the creation of free radicals and thus preventing disease such as cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. And it contains a compound called “Maltol” which is also a powerful antioxidant that prevents cancer and promotes cardiovascular health.
Ginseng helps with obesity too by suppressing the appetite and thus helps with weight loss and boosts vitality and energy. At the same time lowing blood sugar and regulating blood sugar levels for long periods of time. It also boost metabolism and this helps with weight loss and increases vitality. Ginseng helps the liver hold on to glycogen, thus break down fatty acids instead for energy.
Ginseng is a great herb for mental clarity as we get older, and for everyday work and helps with stress and prevents fatigue. It boosts up your memory and at the same time helps with mental clarity and your ability to concentrate on the job. Some recommend taking Ginseng with ginkgo biloba for an additional increase of blood flow to the brain thus staving off mental disfunction… and this may help with Alzheimer’s disease too. And there’s evidence that Ginseng helps with mood enhancement by bringing about a sense of well being and happiness .
Ginseng works well for erectile dysfunction and has been used as a aphrodisiac for thousands of years, some call it the “ Passion Fire Herb” by increasing libido. At the National Institute of Health studies where done showing that Panax Ginseng increased testosterone and thus created larger and longer lasting erections by increasing production of nitric oxide which relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow to the genitals. And this increased blood flow is also beneficial for the cardiovascular system… helping with increased athletic performance.
And another study at NIH showed using Panax Ginseng cream on the sex organs can help with premature ejaculation. And there is some indication that Ginseng can increase sperm count and motility too (Study done with Panax Ginseng over 3 months showed a marked increase in sperm count and motility)
Ginseng also helps with PMS, menstrual cramps, and pain. Ginseng has been shown to increases blood flow to the ovaries and uterus thus helping with fertility and can boost libido in women too… and helps with achieving orgasm. And down though history in China midwives and doctors have recommended giving pregnant women Ginseng to for stronger healthier babies… and for better fetal growth (But always check with your doctor). And studies in Russia show that Ginseng is great for strengthening the endocrine system and for sexual vitality.
Studies show that Ginseng boosts the immune system and when taking vaccines can help people (Especially older people) recover from disease quickly. There are many people with testimonials about their grandmother and grandfather taking Ginseng all their lives… and being fully functional and vital well into their 90’s, and even over 100 years old. And a powerful immune system means less chance of coming down with cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other immune mediated diseases such as some types of arthritis .
Ginseng also lowers LDL or bad cholesterol, and increases HDL or good cholesterol. Plus Ginseng is very good at helping correct lung conditions such as asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and Pseudomonas infections. Studies are being done using Ginseng for treating stomach, ovarian, liver, and breast cancer, and Ginseng also increases blood flow to the skin thus giving you lustrous healthy looking skin.There are many other uses for Ginseng too… such as getting rid of stomach inflammation and gastritis, and for increasing blood production and thus helping with anemia, helps with liver function, headaches, dizziness, GI distress, strengthens the kidneys,fluid retention, hangovers, fibromyalgia, strengthens the digestive system, and it works well for chronic fatigue syndrome. And some studies show that taking Ginseng can reduce your chances of coming down with the common flu and cold. And Ginseng harmonizes bodily functions bringing about that sense of well being that people talk about when taking Ginseng.
Grapefruit peel powder contains lots of powerful antioxidants such as naringin that help to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. It also helps with repairing and preventing DNA damage. Most people know that pineapple contains bromelain but grapefruit peel also contains bromelain making it a good agent for helping with pain. Grapefruit peel contains lots of powerful anti-inflammatory agents thus helping with redness, swelling, and pain. Also works great for arthritis and joint pain. Grapefruit peel contains bacterial killing agents and it also helps to cleans the liver of toxins thus giving a person more vitality.
.Studies in the American Journal of Physiology show that grapefruit peel contains nootkatone which boosts metabolism… thus helping with weight loss . Grapefruit peel also has the ability to boost up our immune system because it contains lots of powerful antioxidants. Thus helping to prevent colds, flues, and viral infections.Great Fruit peel is a great diuretic making it important for getting rid of excess body fluid that accumulates because of excessive salt intake or monthly periods.
And of course green tea and black tea are full of great polyphenol antioxidants that help to reduce DNA damage and prevent disease.
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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