3 Herbal Teas To Get You Through Your Day

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Tea drinking is not a habit that people take up, unless they come down with a cold or flu. Only then do they concoct tea blends, attempting to heal the body as quickly as possible. Let us let you in on a little secret: herbal teas can be consumed even when you aren’t sick. Wait…hang on a second. Is this real information? Yes, we can confirm that this is in fact a true statement.

 

Herbal teas, unlike green, oolong, black, or white teas, are not derived from tea plants. Each herbal tea is comprised of dried flowers, spices, herbs, or fruits, and some of them are blends of those ingredients, while others are made up of a singular herb, flower, or spice. Herbal teas are caffeine-free, differentiating them green or black tea varieties. The benefits of green tea, including the impressive antioxidants and its ability to help burn fat, often outshine the healing properties of other herbal teas. In reality, herbal teas need more attention because they have been known to reduce pain, stimulate digestion, improve immune function, provide anticancer benefits, detox the liver, and much more.

 

Often times, it is difficult to get your hands on fresh herbs, so the dried version is the next best thing. When you purchase dried herbs, it is best to store them in airtight glass jars in cool dark places. If you plan to combine several herbs to brew a healing cup of herbal tea, use a fine mesh tea bag or tea strainer, which you can drop in the mug of hot water. Make the following herbal teas to help you make it through your day.

Get Going Without Caffeine

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • raw agave syrup or stevia to sweeten (optional)

Instructions:

  • Put the dried rosemary in a fine mesh tea bag or tea strainer and steep it in one cup of boiling water for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bag or strainer from the mug and stir in the cayenne pepper and optional agave or stevia.
  • Drink one cup in the morning to feel a natural energizing jolt!

Anti-Stress Tea

Ingredients:

  • ¾ ounce lemon balm
  • ¾ ounce wood betony
  • ¾ ounce oatstraw
  • ¾ ounce skullcap
  • ¾ ounce vervain
  • ¾ ounce lavender

Instructions:

  • Combine all of these herbs in a tea strainer and boil 2-3 cups of water. Pour the boiling water into a teapot with the strainer and let the herbs steep for about five minutes.
  • Remove the tea strainer and sweeten with raw agave, if required.
  • Drink 1-3 cups a day if you are feeling stressed.

 

Sleepy Time Tea

Ingredients:

  • ¾ ounce passionflower
  • 2 ounces valerian
  • ¾ ounce lemon balm
  • ½ ounce lavender

Instructions:

  • Combine all of these herbs in a tea strainer and boil 2-3 cups of water. Pour the boiling water into a teapot with the strainer and let the herbs steep for about five minutes.
  • Remove the tea strainer and sweeten with raw agave, if required.
  • Drink one cup of this tea about an hour before bed to help ensure a good night’s sleep.

 

Herbal Teas Can Improve Digestion:

Containing powerful phenols, herbal teas can help strengthen stomach muscles and the muscles in the esophagus, which works to reduce acid reflux and symptoms of heartburn. Some herbal teas work to encourage healthy blood flow to the digestive tract, and they help to decrease indigestion or upset stomach. Teas can also absorb gas and reduce free radicals in the digestive system. Ginger tea, chamomile tea, and chai teas are best for improving digestion.

 

Herbal Teas Stimulate Brain Function:

Ginger tea, lemon balm tea, and ginkgo biloba tea have been praised for their brain boosting properties. These teas help to increase blood flow to the brain, providing it with oxygen and other essential nutrients for optimal brain function. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger tea can help to reduce headaches, and gingko biloba helps to reduce aluminum chloride in the brain, a compound connected to neurological diseases like Parkinson’s disease.

 

Herbal Teas Help You Unwind:

Many herbal teas have relaxing and calming effects, often helping those with insomnia or sleep troubles. Millions of people have trouble sleeping and often turn to medications to treat the problem. Rather than relying on medications, which can induce negative side effects, relax and unwind with a cup of peppermint tea, chamomile tea, passionflower tea, or lemon balm tea, all of which reduce cortisol levels and may even soothe anxiety.

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    Q: Hello Dherbs.com, I really appreciate your site and making these herbs available to all. I have recently had an abnormal pap smear due to HPV and take lysine because of cold sores around mouth area (had problem since a little girl w/these). I am 27 on medication for bipolar schizoaffective disorder, which causes fatigue, dementia, and more. I'm looking for an alternate way to cope and heal the body. I've tried the master cleanse, I fast, and have changed to a healthier diet. I also take B- complex vitamins and drink herbal teas. I would like to try some of your products that would help to heal my conditions. I do not know if I should ask my doctor to take me off the meds before trying herbs, but this is a struggle for me, because my insight and judgment has decreased since I have been on pharmaceuticals. Someday I just want to cry, but I understand the joy and suffering that is a part of life. Are there any recommendations that to help heal my diseases.

    A:

    First of all we would highly suggest you schedule a consultation so we can decipher or decode the emotional root of your problems because the problems lies here. Okay, now for the meds. Drugs can't heal you, Beloved! No part of your body is made up from drugs. God didn't use drugs to make you. The drugs are enhancing your problems if not outright causing them. Give Nature a try! We would suggest you perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. Clearly there are some emotional imbalances that have resulted in physical disease. Depression speaks from the soul. Are you listening? You can heal, beloved! You CAN heal!

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    Q: I read on another herbal website that Senna & Cascara Sagrada are habit forming and shouldn’t be taken every day or on a long-term basis. Is this True? I have changed my lifestyle and eating habits to a healthier one and I love tea. I would like to know how long could I drink your teas?

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    DHERBS.COM DOES NOT EMBRACE THIS POSITION. WE FIND IT TO BE UNTRUE! YOU CAN DRINK TEAS LONG AS YOU LIKE!

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    Q: I have read that drinking teas with the herb senna, can cause the loss of electrolytes and may contribute to heart failure. Is this true?

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    Not true! Only true of man-made drugs and other products! Herbs have intelligence.

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    Q: I am on a special diet that requires my teas to be decaffeinated and also acid free. I am having a hard time finding them.

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    Dherbs.com teas are decaffeinated and 100% alkaline and not acidic!

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    Q: IS IT ALRIGHT TO MIX THE TEAS WITH ONE ANOTHER AND DRINK THEM? CAN THEY BE USED TOGETHER OR DOES THIS CAUSE A PROBLEM?

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    Of course they can be taken together! I recommend that people drink them separately so they can do their desired function; but again, it's your choice! You still get benefits regardless of how you take them.

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    Q: MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA was first on my list to purchase as well as a couple of your immune boosting teas. I have been wanting to pick up the FULL BODY DETOX for a while at this point I can not afford it. I am hoping to get some self employement going in hopes to supplement and eventually replace my full time job. I am curious what are your thoughts on ozone therapy? I know it’s obviously nothing herbal, but I thought it sounded very interesting as it’s getting the body back the stuff it really needs much like the herbs do as well. It makes sense to think our bodies are lacking oxygen likely due to poor diets and heavy pollution both in our air and water. Curious to know your thoughts on it?

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    Ozone therapy is the BOMB! I use ozone everyday when I'm home. I greatly like oxygen/ozone therapies! Great stuff! Increased oxygen levels is 50% of the cure for all diseases (the other 50% being alkalinity coming from the minerals).

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    Q: I'm doing the Full Body Cleanse and I have a few questions about it: I get tired of drinking just the distilled water and I'd like to drink the herbal teas, but I don't like it by itself. Would it mess things up to add a pack or two of Splenda to my tea or maybe honey? I can't stand the salads with the olive oil or apple cider vinegar or the lemon juice as dressing and it makes me gag. I have To have some sort of salad dressing. What kind would be suitable? Do I look for sugar-free? Or organic and natural? I found one that is organic and natural, but it has 3 grams of sugar in it. Without eating all my whole grained breads and other fiber, I haven't had much of a bowel movement in 3 days, should I wait a while yet? (I had surgery on my bowels and always had to take fiber tablets and eat lots of grains to get my bowels to move.) I haven't done the enemas yet, (low on money) should I try that? Or should I resume my fiber tablets I normally take? Any type of fiber I could add to my fruit smoothies in the morning? I want to also do the female cleanse. Is it ok to do that immediately after I finish the full body cleanse or should I wait for a little while? Thank you for all your help, I feel much better than I did before and I just started this detox a week ago, lost 10 pounds, too, woohoooooo! Thank you

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    1. Instead of splenda, use agave, stevia, or grade b maple syrup as a sweetener.

    2. In re Salad Dressing, an organic and natural one is great. You can also check our website for salad dressing recipes.

    3. The fiber pills are not part of the cleanse, so we wouldn't advise those. Fruit is you best choice of fiber so look into eating more papaya, mango, figs, etc. And yes, colonics (and enemas) would greatly help you - undoubtedly!

    4. You can do the Female Cleanse right after you finish detoxing. There's no need to wait!

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    Q: I have genital herpes and hypertension. I have order some of your teas to start slowly with your product like immune support, antiviral and vitamin c. Will I see a little difference?

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    I don't know! It depends on you! The herbs work but will your mind work? If you think negative it doesn't matter what you are consuming or doing. Your mind has to be in the right shape. Diet also helps but the mental state is far more important. Read the article "THINK YOURSELF HEALTHY" for more insight into this.

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    Q: I have a quick question for you, I REALLY like your site and products, I have bought teas and your FULL BODY DETOX so far... I have been trying to explain to my girlfriend that prescriptions are NOT the answer and that there is always an alternative to taking legalized drugs (medications) The question: We both have Genital Herpes, though since I did the FULL BODY DETOX, and have been drinking the ANTI-VIRAL TEA I haven't had any symptoms... My question is, my girlfriend is 7 months pregnant and I want to know if it is ok for her to drink the ANTI-VIRAL TEA? I've notice that your other teas either say OK to drink while pregnant or NOT ok to drink while pregnant and or lactating... But your Anti-Viral tea doesn't say either ... If you could email me back and let me know if she can drink it or not I would appreciate it, as she wants to go get a prescription and that's the LAST thing I want her to do being pregnant and all...

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    Yes, a pregnant woman may drink ANTI-VIRAL TEA!

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    Q: I started my FULL BODY DETOX yesterday and so far so good. I have been reading books off of the book list you provided in the ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL. I really have great expectations for this detox. Anyway to my question since I have started the detox I can actually feel my organ (I am assuming) moving around. It almost feel like the motion of a child but I know I am not pregnant (hubby had a vasectomy) and plus the sensation is up too high. Have you experienced this yourself or know some else that has experienced this. I have to admit that I have not drank the daily recommended amount of water I am suppose to but I have been eating raw foods and drinking herbal teas.

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    People experience all kinds of things but most report their overall experience, not beginning ones. At this point I don't know what the case could be. Just trust in the healing process and take notes of your daily experiences. This is how you learn about your body. Good luck on your cleanse!

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    Q: When reading the ingredients on herbal products, when there are () shown and another name in a different form, what does this mean? Does this mean there no pure herbs Or is it just another name for the herbs?

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    It denotes the botanical or technical name of the herb.

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    Cellulite doesn't come from a crème so it can't be healed with a crème. Cellulite is the result of diet and lifestyle so you have to make the necessary changes to your diet and lifestyle. Period! You're dealing with the Law of Cause and Effect here. The cause of cellulite is poor eating and lifestyle habits and the effect of poor dieting and lifestyle is disease, i.e. cellulite. I suggest you keep on detoxing! These wraps only work minimally, but it's cutting corners because even after having them performed you are still toxic inside - a walking time bomb!

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    Q: I am very interested in Dherbs herbal formulas - they appear to be high quality, good formulas. I have a question for you. I eat a vegan diet, about 50% raw foods (sometimes more), get regular exercise, and love to spend time in nature. I am a generally healthy person who rarely gets sick. I have healed myself from asthma and allergies and other ailments by living a healthy lifestyle and using herbs and energy work. However, I do still suffer from cramping during my period (probably endometriosis) and from cervical dysphasia due to HPV. I would love to get these cleared up, too! What do you recommend in terms of your herbal formulas? For example, should I do the whole body detox first, then start in with the ailment specific recommendations, or start everything all at once? Any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciate.

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    We would recommend that you first start out with the Full Body Cleanse, followed by the Anti-Viral Kit, followed by the Female Cleanse. These should help you to clear up those unwanted reproductive ailments and provide essential nutrients for female health.

    After this series of cleansing, we also recommend the the following supplements in order to to stay on the path towards whole body wellness.

    Menstrual Cycle Formula
    Female Hormonal Formula
    Female Health Tea
    Anti-Viral Formula

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    Q: I love to drink water, but I like to drink hot water you know boiling water slightly cooled. Is there a benefit, or disadvantage to this compared to drinking room temperature water? Secondly, the water I drink is boiled water. Alkaline water is not a privilege most Kenyans have. If 56% of the population is living below poverty line you do the math. So the water I drink is tap water, that I boil to make it safe for drinking. When I get to work I have Alkaline water as my work place provides me with that provision. I think this is detailed enough for you to get the picture and help. Once again (I love you) in Swahili for spreading the gospel!

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    No difference at all, Beloved! Even the boiled water becomes room temperature water. You're doing fine! Thank you for your words as well! Much appreciated! Peace and Love!

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    Q: Do you have a blood pressure tea? Your teas are awesome!

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    We have no tea that specifically addresses High Blood Pressure but the DETOX TEA will help you in this situation.

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    Q: I am sensitive to herbal supplements like spirulina, green tea and gingseng; they cause my heart to race. I would love to do the FULL BODY DETOX but see some of these herbs are used in the products associated with the detox. What would you suggest I do in this case?

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    You may have problems with herbs individually but our herbs are BALANCED due to the combination and so you wouldn't have a problem with the FULL BODY DETOX (because no one individual herbs stands out in a formula).

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    Q: WHAT TYPE OF HERBAL MEDICINE DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR ADHD FOR KIDS BECAUSE THAT RITALIN IS NOTHING BUT POISON AND IT'S HURTING MY CHILD. I ALSO WANT TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF HERBAL MEDICINE TO USE AS A SLEEP AIDE BEACAUSE HE ALSO HAS TROUBLE FALLING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT, THE DOCTORS HAVE HIM ON CLONIDINE, I WANT HIM OFF ALL THAT MAN MADE POISON THE DOCTORS ARE PRESCRIBINING HIM SO THE PHARMACUTICAL COMPANIES CAN GET RICH. I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT THAT TRILLION DOLLAR MONEY MAKER THE GOVERNMENT.

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    First, we recommend that your child performs the Children's Cleanse to remove the negative repercussions that pharmarceutical drugs cause.

    In addition, order our Nerves tea and give this to the child every night before bedtime and before going to school.

    Also, we recommend our Sixth Chakra. Read our ADD article on our site under ARTICLES.

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    Q: I'm 37 with a 17 yr. old son. It's been that long since I've used a birth control other than condoms which are beginning to irritate me. I've been reading about your HERBAL CONTRACEPTIONand would like to know how many bottles of the Herbal Contraception is needed to have a full effect without the chances of becoming pregnant?

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    You take the formula monthly (7 capsules daily). You'll need 2 bottles (as 2 bottles = 12 weeks). One bottle lasts 6 weeks! To start, you'll need to take religiously for 7 weeks with no sex or protection.

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    Q: I am taking nexium 2Mg to prevent vomiting. Now I am having headaches at both sides of my temples mouth waters up as though preparing to throw up but muscles do not respond. Resulting in a feeling of sour stomach nausea and a constant hot pulsating pain that is even worse at night. Here is a list but complete list of all known symptoms and circumstances: 1975-1977 weight 110 lbs 1982 diagnosed hyperthyroidism weight 98 lbs. proprylthyoruracil taken also radio active iodine no follow-up treatment only herbal teas cleaning regular diet no pork or by products 1983 pregnant 110lbs. June 1983 March weight 210lbs. Newborn weight 4lbs. 14ounces 1985 weight 135lbs. 1986 April wt. 205lbs newborn at 6lbs. 12ounces 1993 weight 130lbs 1994 September wt. 195lbs newborn at 7lbs. 9ounce 1997 colonics chlorophyll 2000 miscarriage 2002 miscarriage 2003 weight 175lbs. 2006 weight 195lbs 2007 February colonics no additives March hypothyroidism diagnosis weight at 215lbs Synthroid taken approx. 2wks abdominal pains / stop taking synthriod pain subsides / lower dosage taken approx. 1wk / intensified pain with nausea & vomiting tried Armour Thyroid Extract & Herbal equivalent with same results / Stop all Meds. & herbs/Pain has intensified prilosec does not help 2007 May emergency room visit all test normal Bill: $10,000 No insurance / weight 215lbs. 2007 October 26 - 31 stomach will not hold food or water without vomiting 2007 October31 Emergency Room Visit/all test normal detect minor stomach irritation/Follow -up prescription :Gastroenterologist Weight 224lbs height 5'4 New Hospital Bill undetermined Employment Pending Problem : paid $324 for individual insurance coverage from Beech / Aetna Now they are nowhere to be found. ACH revolks has been put on my account to keep that bogus insurance associate from using my account information and to recover that which they have already taken. Nexium was prescribed for the last 6 months I have been experiencing nothing but intensifying pain and sleepless nights being awakened by pain or frequent calls to urinate. At times I look as though I am 9 months pregnant. I have infrequent bowel movements and hardly any food in my stomach. I am constantly experiencing hunger pains so I just drank a lot of water. Now my stomach won't event take water without making me nauseated. All the little cleansing diets has robed me of my strength the smallest of task feels like a chore . If you can't help me I'll understand. The pain is mainly in middle of chest and in my back between the shoulder blade it burns and causes my whole abdominals and diaphragm to swell. It feels like an acidic chemical in my chest shoot out almost like, (if you could imagine) a spray bottle. It sprays like tiny streams of a burning like chemical into the breast, muscles in my upper and lower back tightens, my spine burns and my diaphragm feels like it is on fire and it starts to literally vibrate and trimmer in pain. I am in constant pain.

    A:

    I highly suggest you first perform our Full Body Detox (maybe twice, back to back). After the Full Body Detox, I would suggest you try our Weight Release kit and regimen which will help you to regulate your weight. Consider a vegan and raw foods diet. Order our Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual and check out these diets and how to incorporate them into your life.

    After your cleanses, your daily regimen should consist of: Thyroid Formula, Electric Greens, Weight Loss (Release) Formula, Bowel Mover, and HYPERLINK "http://www.dherbs.com/store/rainforest-tonic-tea-p-289.html" Rainforest tea.

    No drugs will really help your condition. I don't recommend medication but it's your choice in the end!

    For pain, we have a Headache and Pain (Bio-salicin) formula which works well with MSM Sulfur (of which you need to take 9-15 capsules per day, maybe 3-5 capsules three times a day).

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    Q: What herbs are good for controlling glucose blood levels? Is there an herbal cure?

    A:

    Check out Dherbs.Com SUGAR BUSTER, PANCREAS FORMULA , and PANCREAS AUXILIARY FORMULA . I would also suggest you perform the PANCREAS CLEANSE AND REGIMEN 2-3 times per year as well.