A Tea Drinker's Guide to Good Health


by
Kraig J. Rice

Is there a tea for what ailes you?

TABLE OF CONTENTS


          CANCER
          CONSTIPATION
          HEADACHES
          HEMORRHOIDS
          INSOMNIA
          KIDNEY FUNCTION
          LIVER FUNCTION
          PANCREAS FUNCTION

INTRODUCTION

I don't sell or market any products. I am just a tea drinker like yourself.

When I was a youngster in the Boy Scouts we learned to make Manzanita tea on camp outs in California. To do this you take a sharp knife and cut a long strip of bark off of a large Manzanita bush. Then you separate this strip. Peel the exterior red or dark bark from the inner green bark. The green bark is what you want. Just boil this strip in a tin cup full of water and you have a delicious beverage.

Sometimes I think that there's nothing more enjoyable to me than drinking a good hot cup of tea- or maybe a tall cool glass of ice tea during a hot summer. You probably feel the same way too. A double blessing is when you can enjoy a good cup of tea and then have that tea go to work for you in your body. It appears that different kinds of tea can influence your body in certain ways. So, if you have a particular health problem then there might be a certain tea for what ailes you. Certainly, there is no guarantee that this will happen but it might be worth your while to give it a try...

There is no known tea that will cure cancer.
However, there are a few teas that may comfort a patient who has cancer:
CANCER
Type of Tea to Use: How Much Tea To Use:
Aloe Vera Tea Buy a gallon jug of aloe vera liquid concentrate. Add this juice to your favorite hot tea. You need to drink at least 8 ounces of this concentrate every day. You can call this aloe vera tea if you wish. You might have to take this for months so you will need a lot of aloe vera.
Red Clover Blossom Tea Take 4 nice handfuls of dried blossoms and boil them in 1 gallon of water. Strain out the cooked blossoms and drink a lot of this tea daily rather than water.
or you can use:
Violet Leaves Tea
Take 1 ounce of these dried leaves and boil in 1 quart of water. Strain out the cooked leaves and drink 1 cup full of tea every 2 hours.
Note: If you can't get Violet Leaves Tea you can substitute:
Agrimony Leaves Tea
or
Ground Ivy Leaves Tea instead
ditto amount


mandrake

CONSTIPATION
Type of Tea to Use: How Much Tea To Use:
Mandrake Root Tea 1 tablespoon of (any of the below) tea
if bought or ground up while it is in bulk form.
or
1/4 teaspoon of (any of the below) tea
(if bought or ground up while it is in powdered form)
per cup of boiling water
Cascara Sagrada Bark Tea ditto amount
Buckthorn Bark Tea ditto amount
Fennel Seed Tea ditto amount
Calamus Root Tea ditto amount
Aloe Vera Tea Same method as above for cancer except only drink 2 ounces daily of the concentrate with your favorite tea.
Rhubarb Root Tea ditto amount


black cohosh

HEADACHES
Type of Tea to Use: How Much Tea To Use:
Red Sage Tea Amount of Tea To Use:
1 teaspoon of (any of the below) tea per every 1 cup of boiling water. Brew for 20 minutes. Reheat if necessary but do not boil
Valerian Tea ditto amount
Hops Tea ditto amount
Scullcap Tea ditto amount
Catnip Tea ditto amount
Ginger Tea Helps improves circulation. ditto amount
Chamomile Tea For anxiety-type headaches. ditto amount
Feverfew Tea Drink two cups daily to prevent headache. ditto amount
or
drink several cups of it to clear a current migraine headache.
Black cohosh Tea A powerful relaxant. ditto amount
Passion flower Tea A tea for nervousness. ditto amount
White Willow Bark Tea ditto amount
Spearmint Tea Make a strong tea for fast headache pain relief.
ditto amount
Melisa Plant Tea also called balm root, lemon balm, or sweet balm
Brew it as a tea adding some lemon juice to it
ditto amount
Magnolia Tree Tea tea is made from the flower of this tree.
Take 4 nice handfuls of dried blossoms and boil them in 1 gallon of water. Strain out the cooked blossoms and drink a lot of this tea daily rather than water.


mullein

HEMORRHOIDS
Type of Tea to Use: How Much Tea To Use:
Mullein Tea Use 1 tablespoon of (any of the below) tea per 1 quart of boiling water.
Let it steep for 1/2 hour.
Drink at least 2 cups per day for internal rhoids
Yarrow Tea ditto amount
Wild Alum Root Tea ditto amount
Amaranth Tea This tea is also called:
pilewort, red cockscomb,
prince's feather, hsien, spleen amaranth
ditto amount for the leaves.


catnip

INSOMNIA
Type of Tea to Use: How Much Tea To Use:
Valerian Tea Use 1 teaspoon of (any of the below) tea per cup of boiling water
Catnip Tea ditto amount
Scullcap Tea ditto amount
Hops Tea ditto amount


peppermint

KIDNEY FUNCTION
Type of Tea to Use: How Much Tea To Use:
Wild Carrot Seed Tea 1 ounce per pint of boiling water
Valerian Tea 1 teaspoon of tea per cup per hour
Peppermint Tea ditto amount
Queen of the Meadow Tea ditto amount


hops

LIVER FUNCTION
Type of Tea to Use: How Much Tea To Use:
Black Cohosh Tea 1 teaspoon of tea per cup- do not boil
Red Sage Tea ditto amount- boil if desired
Hops Tea ditto amount


blue vervain

PANCREAS FUNCTION
Type of Tea to Use: How Much Tea To Use:
Slippery Elm Bark Tea cut the bark into small pieces.
Place a handful in a gallon of water.
only simmer (do not boil) and let cool
Red Lobelia Tea 1 tablespoon per cup of tea
Bitteroot Tea ditto amount
Vervain Tea ditto amount
Wahoo Tea ditto amount
Buchu Tea ditto amount
Dandelion Tea ditto amount
Yarrow Tea ditto amount
Blueberry Leaf Tea ditto amount


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The information on this web site is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases. It is not recommended that you drink any of these teas as a substitute for taking prescribed medication from your doctor.


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