Whispering Woods Herbal Grimoire

Medicinal Tea Recipes

Anemia

Mother of thyme
Nettle

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1-1/2 cups a day, sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses.

Aphrodisiac tea

Jasmine flowers
Rose buds
Rose hips
Tea leaves

Mix in equal parts. Steep 3 tbsp. mixture in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Sweeten with honey and add lemon if desired.

Appetite. Lack of

Juniper berries
Balm leaves
European centaury
Nettle leaves

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses.

Arteriosclerosis

Fragrant valerian root (1 part)
Shave grass (1 part)
European mistletoe (4 parts)
Hawthorn (4 parts)
Soak 1 tbsp. chopped plant parts in 1/2 cup cold water for 8 hours. Take 1/2 cup a day, spaced out in 3 or 4 doses.

Arthritis Tea

Alder buckthorn bark
American angelica root
Black cohosh
Colombo
Fragrant valerian root
Rue
Skullcap
Yellow gentian root

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 heaping tsp. in 1 cup boiling water until lukewarm. Take 3 cups a day, 1/2 cup at a time.

Asthma

Garlic
Blackthorn
Ground ivy
Blue vervain

Mix in equal parts. Simmer 4 tbsp. mixture in 1 qt. water for 20 minutes and strain. Take 3 to 4 tbsp. 3 or 4 times a day.

Bronchial Asthma

Sundew
Thyme
Fennel
Silverweed

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses.

Bronchitis

2 parts Elecampane
1 part Goldenseal
1 part Licorice
1 part Wild Cherry Bark
2 teaspoons Honey.

Combine all the dry herbs together, insuring that they are well mixed. Take 1 ounce of the dry mixture and place in a 8 ounce jar, or a mug that can be covered completely. Pour 6 ounces over herbs and let steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain off the herbs and add 2 teaspoons of raw honey or to taste. Drink 6 ounces 3 times a a day.

Blood Tonic 

Spinach (2 parts)
Parsley (1 part)

Put 3 handfuls of this mixture through an electric vegetable juicer. Then add an equal amount of orange juice. Take a cup of this "cocktail" 2 or 3 times a day.    

Blood Pressure. High

Caraway (1 part)
Fennel (1 part)
Anise (1 part)
Milfoil (1 part)
Chamomile (2 parts)
Peppermint leaves (2 parts)

Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1-1/2 cups a day, in mouthful doses.

Blood Cleanser (to purify the blood)

This mixture is composed of herbs that interact to eliminate toxins and metabolic end products such as uric acid.

Dandelion root (1 part)
Young nettle leaves (1 part)
Elder shoots (2 parts)
Primrose flowers and leaves (2 parts)

Steep 1 to 2 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 cup a day, sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses.

Blood Cleanser (to purify the blood)

This mixture is composed of herbs that interact to eliminate toxins and metabolic end products such as uric acid.

Blackberry leaves (2 parts)
Nettle leaves (2 parts)
Black elder leaves (1 part)
Dandelion root (1 part)

Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1-1/2 cups in the course of a day, in mouthful doses.

Blood Sugar, to lower

Bean pods (4 parts)
Fumitory (5 parts)
Euclayptus leaves (5 parts)
Dyer's broom (5 parts)
Birch leaves (6 parts)
Milk thistle seeds (7 parts)
Bilberry leaves (7 parts)

Bronchial cough, Relief of

Licorice (16 parts)
Lungwort (10 parts)
Spotted Cranesbill (8 parts)
Aniseed (8 parts)
Wild cherry bark (8 parts)
Oswego tea (5 parts)
Irish moss (4 parts)
Lobelia (3 parts)

Boil 1-1/2 tsp. mixture slowly in 2 cups water, in a covered pot, for 2 to 3 minutes; then let stand for 10 minutes. Strain and take 1 cup, morning and evening. Sweeten with honey or raw sugar if desired.

Bronchitis, Healing and soothing

Anise
Licorice root
Lance-leaf plantain leaves
Fennel seed
Coltsfoot leaves

Mix in equal parts. Bring 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup water to a boil. Sweeten with honey or brown sugar; take 1/2 cup, 3 times a day, as not as possible.

Bronchitis, Healing and soothing

Elecampane root
Thyme
Nettle leaves
Lungwort

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 cup hot, sweetened with honey, 3 or 4 times a day.

Carminative (for relief of gas and bloat)

Balm
Chamomile
Peppermint

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Taken unsweetened, in mouthful doses.

Carminative (for relief of gas and bloat)

Caraway
German Chamomile
Peppermint leaves
Anise

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tbsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 cup, once or twice a day.

Chest Colds

Anise seed (1 part)
Coltsfoot leaves (2 parts)
Lungwort (2 parts)

Steep 2 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Add this tea to 1-1/2 cups althea tea which has been prepared by soaking 1 tbsp. althea root, leaves and/or flowers in 1/2 cup cold water for 8 hours. Take the mixture with honey, in mouthful doses.

Colic

Chamomile
Balm
Fragrant valerian
Buck bean

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tbsp. in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink warm.

Colic in Infants

Fennel seed (4 parts)
Water mint leaves (3 parts)
Chamomile flowers (2 parts)
Fragrant valerian (1 part)

Steep 1/2 tsp. mixture in 1-1/2 cups boiling water for 5 minutes, then strain. Give in 5 or 6 doses during the day, in warm milk or by itself.

Diarrhea, control of

Milfoil herb
Pansy herb
St. Benedict thistle
German chamomile flowers
American senna leaves
Peppermint leaves

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tbsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Take warm

Cherry Horehound Syrup

2 ounces honey, 2 ounces water. Boil and skim. Add 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce syrup of wild cherry bark, 1/2 ounce of horehound syrup, 1/2 ounce of rhubarb syrup, 1/2 ounce of wild ginger syrup. Shake well before each use. Take one teaspoon as needed or every hour.

Cough Relief

Coltsfoot leaves and flowers
Lungwort
Mullein
Lance-leaf plantain

Mix in equal parts. Steep 2 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1-1/2 cups a day, warm, with honey, in mouthful doses.

Diuretic tea

Asparagus root
Fennel root
Celery root
Parsley root

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup per day, unsweetened, in mouthful doses.

Dropsy

Birch leaves (1 part)
Rosemary (1 part)
Brier hips (1 part)
Nettle leaves (1 part)
Shave grass (2 parts)
Juniper berries (2 parts)

Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/3 to 1 cup a day, sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses.

Galataogue, A Tea for Nursing Mothers

Anise seed
Dill seed
Sweet marjoram

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1-1/2 cups a day, sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses.

Garlic Honey Cough and Cold Syrup

Peel garlic cloves, put into a jar. cover with honey. Set in warm place for 2 weeks or more until the garlic turns opaque. Take 1 teaspoonful as needed. Dilute with a little water or lemon juice for children.

Gout and Rheumatism, relief

Birch leaves
Alder buckthorn bark
Nettle leaves

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1-1/2 cups a day, sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses.

Hay fever

2 parts Elderflowers
1 part Ephedra
1 part Eyebright
1 part Goldenseal

Mix all herbs together. use 1 teaspoon per cup of boiling water, let steep 10 minutes. Drink 1 cup up to 3 times a day.

Heart, tea for a nervous heart

Fragrant valerian root
Lavender flowers
Chamomile
Fennel

Mix in equal parts. Steep 2 tsp in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1-1/2 cups a day, in mouthful doses.

Herbal Douche

Alum (1 part)
Myrrh (2 parts)
Milfoil (4 parts)
Rosemary (4 parts)
Wax myrtle leaves (4 parts)

Bring 1/3 cup of the mixture to a boil in 2 cups of water; simmer for 10 minutes and strain. Add warm water to make up the full amount needed.

Hot Flash Tea

2 parts Sage
2 parts Motherwort
1/4 part Dong quai

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup per day, unsweetened, in mouthful doses.

Influenza

Juniper berries
Coltsfoot
Lance-leaf plantain
Black elder flowers
Sallow bark

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses.

Influenza

2 parts Boneset, 1 part Elder Flower, 1 part peppermint. Mix all together and use 1-2 tsp. per cup of boiling water. Drink as hot as possible.

Insomnia

Fragrant valerian (1 part)
St. Johns Wort (2 parts)
Hops (3 parts)
Lavender flowers (5 parts)
Primrose flowers (10 parts)

Steep 1-1/2 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. When cool enough to drink, add 1 tsp. honey. Take before going to bed.

Insomnia  

1 part Chamomile flowers
1 part Catnip herb
1 part Lemon Balm herb
1 part Passion Flower

Use a heaping teaspoon and steep 10 minutes in boiling water.

Insomnia

(This mixture is especially good for nervous insomnia)

Dill seed (2 parts)
Anise seed (2 parts)
Chamomile (1 part)
Hops (1 part)

Steep 1 tsp. of the mixture in 1/2 cup boiling water. When lukewarm, add 1 tsp. honey. Sip just before retiring.

Kidney Problems

Rhubarb root (1 part)
Restharrow (1 part)
Sticklewort (2 parts)

Steep 1-1/2 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 cup before breakfast, and 1 cup more during the rest of the day.

Laxative      

Alder buckthorn bark
German chamomile
Garlic
Milfoil

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tbsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Take 1/2 cup before eating in the morning. This mixture is a mild laxative.

Measles

Safflower (4 parts)
Balm (4 parts)
Licorice (2 parts)
Elder blossoms (2 parts)

Boil 1-1/3 tsp. mixture in 3 cups of water for 2 to 3 minutes, covered; let stand for 10 minutes and strain. Take 1 cup morning, noon, and night. Sweeten if desired.

Menstrual problems

Goldthread (8 parts)
Tansy (8 parts)
Fragrant valerian root (4 parts)
Rosemary leaves (2 parts)
Rue herb (2 parts)

Boil 1-1/2 tsp. mixture slowly in 2 cups of water, covered, for 2 to 3 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes and strain. Take 1 cup morning and night. Sweeten if desired.

Nausea, morning sickness

Steep 2 teaspoons of powdered or grated Ginger root in one cup of boiled water for 10 minutes

Nerves, to calm

Hops
Lavender flowers
Balm leaves
Primrose

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, unsweetened, in mouthful doses, as needed.

Nerves, to calm

Fragrant valerian
Hops
Lavender flowers
Balm
Chamomile
Anise

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tbsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 cup per day.

Perspiration, to promote (diaphoretic)

Linden flowers
Elder flowers
Mullein flowers Chamomile

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 to 2 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take hot.

Relaxing Tea  

1 cup Nettles
3/4 cup Oat straw
3/4 cup chamomile
1/4 cup St. John's Wort
1/4 cup Scullcap
1/4 cup Passion Flower

Mix dried herbs together and store in a glass jar in a cool, dark place. Use 1 tsp - 1 tbls. per cup of tea.

Stimulant

Blackberry leaves (1 part)
Blackthorn leaves (1 part)
Primrose (1 part)
Raspberry leaves (1 part)
Wild strawberry leaves (2 parts)

Steep 1 tsp. of mixture in 1/2 cup hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. Sweeten to taste, if desired.

Stimulant

Woodruff
Wild strawberry leaves
Raspberry leaves
Thyme
Blackberry leaves

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 heaping tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take as desired.

Tonic

Juniper berries
Milfoil
Nettle

Or

Juniper berries
Birch leaves
Chamomile

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, sweeten with honey, in mouthful doses.

Tonic

Woodruff
Thyme
Wild strawberry leaves
Blackberry leaves
Raspberry leaves

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 heaping tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take as desired.

Urinary problems (tea to help urination & to soothe burning or painful urination)

Rowan berries
Club moss
Barberry bark

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, unsweetened or sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses.

Whooping Cough

1 part White Horehound, 2 parts Mouse Ear, 1 part Sundew, 1 part Coltsfoot, 1 part Thyme. Mix all ingredients together. Use 1-2 teaspoon to 1 cup of boiling water. Steep 10 minutes.




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