Archive for the ‘Herbal teas for Health’ Category

Flu or Cold: Know the Difference

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Know the Difference between a Cold and the H1N1 Flu:Symptoms
Symptoms are easily spelled out here to help you differenciate between a common cold and the flu. More identifications and cold home-remedies are available on this betweenclosefriends.com blog in Herbal Teas, Holistic Healing and Natural Herbal Remedies. The most important [...]

Refreshing Herbal Mint Syrup

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Whether it is cold or hot outside, having a supply of this Refreshing Mint Syrup will always be welcomed! The benfits and  healing properties or mint are legandary.
This recipe yields approximately 3 cups of a tasty syrup which can be used in summer for flavouring lemonades, teas, mint jullips, etc, and [...]

Herbs for First Aid Use

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Herbs are effective used externally as well as internally.
When planning your herb garden, it is always a good idea to reserve a small section as your ‘First Aid‘ plants in order to provide quick help in emergencies. Most ‘first aid’ plants and herbs can be used fresh in teas, compresses and infusions. This is [...]

How to make an Indian Lassi

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

A Lassi is a South Asian drink originating from the Punjab region. This traditional drink has gained North American popularity, and is made by blending together and frothing, yogurt, water, spices and ice. The more traditional lassi is a savory blend flavoured with cumin. But it is also sometimes served sweetened with sugar or honey.

In [...]

How to make a spicy Chai Tea

Monday, December 8th, 2008

One of the teas that is gaining in popularity recently is Chai Tea. It is both nutritious and delicious, and is suprizingly simple to make at home. The gingerroot aids in digestion, with the cinnamon having an all-around ‘tonic’ effect, the cayenne pepper and cloves helps the metabolism, and the milk is soothing to both [...]

Delightfully Refreshing Iced Lavender-Mint tea Punch

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Iced Lavender-Mint Tea Punch
If fresh herbs are available, use twice as many as you would of the dried. In the summer, you may prefer to make a Sun Tea instead of boiling the water. You may add the lavender to the jar when you bring it in from the sun to cool.
6 tsp dried [...]

Calm Colic and Aid Digestion for Adults and Babies

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Effective all natural Fennel Gripe Water for adults and babies—Used occasionally to help digestion and to smooth colic, this gripe water is gently effective. Although gripe water is usually associated with babies, it can also be useful for adults and children. It may be drunk warm or cold. (For more herbal recipes, cures, preparations, [...]

Herbal Nausea Relief Tea–Basil and Orange Tea

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

This recipe for Basil and Orange Tea is a delicious herbal brew. You may find that some herbal teas are a little unpalatable, however this recipe is very good. Of course! (if otherwise, it would not be included here)

Among other remedies, Basil relieves nausea (excellent for morning sickness), and is thought to have mild antiseptic [...]

Natural cough suppressant–Thyme Tea

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Thyme Tea—Thyme is excellent for treating chest infections and coughs. This tea is a comforting extra treatment, but do not rely on it to cure. However, it will help to combat sleeplessness and irritating coughs. (For more herbal recipes, natural cure mixtures, homemade herbal bath preparations, and more, check the “Category’ section of betweenclosefriends.com blog)
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How to Make a Refreshing Iced Mint Tea as a natural digestive aid

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Mint is well known as an excellent digestive aid and an appetite stimulant. Drunk as a tea before bedtime, this Mint Cup Tea has a soothing sedative effect. This delicate cup is a wonderful mixture with an intriguing taste, sure to soon become a favourite.

Ingredients:
4 sprigs fresh mint
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp lemon juice [...]