Herbal Tea Recipes for Health – Maintaining and Restoring

by Sherry Riter in Cooking  ,Drink,Health,Recipe

Pear-Apple-Lemon Herbal Tea

If you didn’t follow the tips from yesterday and you now find yourself sick with a cold, I have some recipes to help comfort your stuffy head and achy body.

However, if you are still fit as a fiddle, these drinks can help boost your immune system while they deliciously hydrate your body.

Herbal Tea Recipes


Pear-Apple-Lemon Herbal Tea



Start with your favorite herb or herbal tea and mason
jar filled with 2 cups boiling water.

Herbs

Add a little cinnamon.

Cinnamon

Add a few drops of vanilla.

Vanilla


Finely dice a little Bartlett Pear and Granny Smith Apple.

Bartlett Pear and Granny Smith Apple

Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and a few strips of lemon rinds finely chopped.

Lemon

If you have to have it sweetened, add a little honey.

Honey


Let it steep for ten minutes.

Pear-Apple-Lemon Herbal Tea steeping


Pour into a cup and serve hot.

Pear-Apple-Lemon Herbal Tea


Ginger Herbal Tea

Ginger is rich in antioxidants.

Ingredients:

2 cups boiling water
1 inch piece of fresh ginger root
Dash of nutmeg
Honey to taste
2 slices of lemon

Directions:

Boil water in a saucepan.

Peel and slice ginger root into diagonal pieces.

Add ginger and nutmeg to boiling water.

Simmer for 20 minutes.

Place lemon slice in cup.

Strain liquid and pour over lemon slice in cup.

Stir in honey.

Serve hot.

Spice Ginger Garlic Herb Tea

Fantastic for opening sinuses for easier breathing.

Ingredients:

2 cups boiling water
1 inch piece of fresh ginger root
Honey to taste
2 dashes of Cayenne pepper

Directions:

Boil water in a saucepan.

Peel and slice ginger root into diagonal pieces.

Add ginger and Cayenne pepper to boiling water.

Simmer for 20 minutes.

Strain liquid and pour in cup.


Stir in honey to taste.

Serve hot.

Oregano Tea

Fantastic for stuffy noses and has been said to help with menstrual cramps, arthritis, headache, stomachache and coughs due to colds.

Not recommended for pregnant women due to the effects on the menstrual cycle.

Ingredients:

2 cups boiling water
2 teaspoons dried oregano or 3 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
2 dashes of Cayenne pepper
(optional)
Honey to taste

Directions:

Boil water in a saucepan.

Add oregano and Cayenne pepper to boiling water.

Simmer for 20 minutes.

Strain liquid and pour in cup.


Stir in honey to taste.

Serve hot.


Turning your nose up because you think it sounds very unappealing? Think about how miserable you are when your body is hot, aching and your nose is so stuffed you can’t breathe. That will be the time to try these recipes and when you find relief from those horrible symptoms of a cold, you will be hooked!

Good to the last drop!

Do you have a favorite herbal remedy?

The Redhead Riter

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Steph February 2, 2011 at 4:25 am

These sound fantastic, I need to print this and pass it off to my grandma she is always trying new things like this.

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Leslie February 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Looks delicious.. My favorite tea remedies are Orange Pekot tea with honey and lemon, chamomile tea and Green Tea.. I will have to try this recipe!

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Momma J February 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I really wish I could drink warm tea, because they really look good. I just can't. Thanks for sharing your recipes, though, as I am sure someone will benefit from them!

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Janette@Janette's Sage February 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Thanks…this is great…I am going to copy this out now! I love herbs for health

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Jenny February 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I love drinking tea! This sounds easy to make, can't wait to try it.

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katlupe February 2, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Ginger tea is my favorite! The pear-apple one looks so good too. I just may have to try that one. I eat a lot of garlic and onions and know they are so good for your immune system.

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ArtMuse Dog and Carol February 3, 2011 at 1:04 am

How delicious it looks and soothing ~ right now could use a 'maid' to make me one ~ thanks ~ hugs and namaste, cz:)

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smoothskinbydiane February 12, 2011 at 10:43 pm

These sounds great! We have just gotten into a "tea" mode and this is perfect!
Thanks much.

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Lynne February 13, 2011 at 2:10 am

We are big tea drinkers at my house. I need to copy these.

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Karen February 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I can't wait to try this recipe – sounds so relaxing.
Karen

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Terri May 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I love hot tea, I'll have to give Pear-Apple-Lemon a try!

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