Two Most Beneficial Herbs – Tea Recipes (Elder and Basil Tea)
Health Benefits of Elder Tea and Basil Tea
Healing parts of the herb: as a medicine are used the flowers, bark, fruit, leaf and root.
Treatment: the tea from elder’s leaves and flowers is used for stimulating the secretion of urine, against the accumulated fluid in the body, to treat diabetes, as well as purification and improvement of the blood. What’s even more this tea is used to treat colds, bronchitis, cough, flu, pneumonia, severe sneezing, wheezing, asthma, tuberculosis in the initial stage, and in all rheumatic inflammation.
Elderflower tea, helps sweating during a cold or flu, and it will significantly ease the disease. The essence is that by the process of sweating, all the harmful substances that cause the disease are discharged from the body. Elder facilitates diseases because it encourages and facilitates urination. Tea from the bark of the elder’s branches helps to regulate the constipation and facilitates urination, but must be carefully dosed, since consumed in excessive amounts, can be dangerous.
Preparation of tea:
For one cup of tea it is necessary one teaspoon of the herb, but not full. During the day it should be drunk only a small cup – maximum two – and in longer periods, and sip by sip.
It would also remove the difficulties in urinating, obstacles in the functioning of the kidneys and bladder, against dropsy, rheumatism of the muscles and joints. This tea is also very effective against constipation.
Healing part of the herb: the whole herb with its seeds is used as a medicine.
Treatment: this herb is used for the treatment of inflammation (stomach, intestine), cough, the initial stages of tuberculosis, diseases of the urinary organs (kidney, bladder). Basil is used to calm the nerves, improve appetite and insomnia. It is also used to treat certain intestinal parasites, against gases, against bloating and digestive problems. It increases milk yield in mothers who have little milk, normalizes menstruation. With success can be used against catarrh of the stomach, poisoning the stomach and intestine, against stomach cramps, vomiting and against constipation.
Preparation of tea:
Mix flowers, leaves and the upper, very delicate parts of the stem or can be used only the leaves. For a cup of tea it is necessary only a tablespoon of the herb and drink in sips, unsweetened, 2-3 cups a day. The tea can be sweetened with honey and only if it is used as a cure for lung disease or as a tea against cough.