A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Herbal Teas - Tisanes, Leaf tea, flower tea, root tea, berry tea, bark tea, seed tea
The extract of medicinal plants or herbs in boiling water is called Tea, or more precisely tisane (a French word for ‘Herbal Infusion’). Tisanes are usually made with fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, fruit or herbs steeped in boiling water – no actual tea leaves are included. Seeds and roots can be boiled for 10 to 15 minutes to extract the therapeutically active substances from the herbs.

As a guide, crush, grind or reduce the herb to smaller pieces or powder, add a teaspoonful of herbs per cup of water used, the quantities and brewing times can be adjusted to suit your tastes. Leave the herbal tea too steep for 10 to 15-minutes then strain using a strainer or fine clean muslin cloth, sweeten using honey, sugar, lemon juice or spices if required, and serve. Tisanes can be served hot or cold.

Herbal Research: Tea

Tea - Herbal remedy for ADHD: It has been noticed that drinking green, black and oolong tea may be a helpful alternative to prescription medication for treating ADHD/ADD symptoms in both adults and children.
According to a report by the Mental Health Center of West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an increasingly recognized  psychiatric disorder. Tea is a kind of stimulant and many adults like to drink it. The caffeine in tea can reduce one's fatigue, increase people's self-confidence, motivation, alertness, vigilance, efficiency, concentration, and cognitive performance. This report proposes that tea consumption maybe an effective active treatment for adult ADHD

Tea - Herbal remedy for Sexually Transmitted Infections: Tea contains tannic acid which is known to bring relief to genital tissues. Brew a black tea bag, cool it and place it on the areas around the genitals which have been inflamed with sores, especially in the case of genital herpes and genital warts. Hygienically, discard the used tea bag after a few minutes.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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