Many of our patients were unfamiliar with how to prepare the prescribed herbs and make herbal tea. This article shows us how.
Required Ingredients and Tools
Pot – preferably glass, stainless steel or clay pot (avoid aluminum)
Honey (optional – you may add honey according to taste)
Empty one packet of herbs into a pot. Rinse the herbs once with water. Strain water out.
Add 4 cups of water. Water should be at least one inch above the herbs.
Soak the herbs for 3 minutes at room temperature or 2-3 hours refrigerated. (Dry mixture may absorb about a half cup of the water)
Cover pot, bring the pot to a boil.
Once boiling, lower the heat. Simmer (small bubbling) 30 minutes.
Pour liquid off, straining into a glass container. This may yield one cup of tea.
Repeat step #2, adding 2 cups water to herbs in the cooking pot.
Cover pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat, and simmer 15 minutes.
Pour off, straining into a glass and mixing with tea from first cooking. Altogether, the yield is about 2 cups of tea. If the volume is too little, repeat step #2 for a further yield of tea. If the volume is too much, let simmer a longer period of time.
Store the herbal tea in the refrigerator. Warm-up before drinking. If necessary, you may add honey to taste.
Dosage and Use:
Use one bag of herbs for 1 or 2 days according to your practitioner’s instructions. If 2 times each day: Divide the total volume of herbal tea into 2 parts. Drink one part twice each day. If 3 times each day: Divide the total volume of herbal tea into 3 parts. Drink one part three times each day.
Drink 1 cup tea an hour before or after meals according to your practitioner’s instructions.