As described, herbs can be consumed as tea (infusion, extract, decoction), but also as capsules, in the form of a syrup (for example, cough syrup), as a drink or garlic. Many plants are freshly prepared for this, such as the ginger root in the cold drink or the elderflower in the fresh plant juice. Below is a wealth of recipes for herbal teas or other herbal treatments.
Recipes for herbal teas
Here you will find recipes for the preparation of herbal teas with healing properties:
- Chamomile, ginger, lime blossom with tension headache: 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger for 5 min in a closed pot with 250 ml of water. Add 1 tsp of dried chamomile and 1 tsp of dried lime-tree blossoms and leave for 10 minutes without heat. Drain the tea, drink hot.
- Elderflower tea for the prevention of colds: Pour 1 teaspoon of elderflower with 150 ml of hot water, strain after 10 minutes. Drink as hot as possible several times a day.
- Nettle tea for metabolic stimulation: Pour 2 teaspoons nettle leaves with 150 ml of boiling water and leave for 10 minutes. Drink a cup several times a day.
- Valerian, hops, St. John's wort for insomnia: 30 g valerian root, 50 g hop flowers, 20 g St. John's wort. Pour a tablespoon of the mixture with a cup of boiling water and leave for 10 min. Drink for 30 minutes before sleeping.
- St. John's wort tea in case of nervousness or mild depression: Add 1-2 tsp St. John's wort to 150 ml of boiling water, strain after 10 min. Drink 1-2 cups in the morning and in the evening.
- Valerian tea for reassurance: Pour 1 tsp. Of dried valerian root with 250 ml of boiling water, infuse for 10 minutes, then strain. Drink up to three cups daily.
- Ginger, fennel, peppermint against indigestion: Simmer 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger and 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds in 250 ml water for 5 min. Remove from the heat and add 1/2 tsp dried peppermint. Cover and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Strain and drink warm.
Home remedy recipes with herbs
Here are some reviews for home remedies from herbs:
- Ribwort or sage for mouth / throat inflammation: pour 2-3 tsp ribwort with 150 ml of boiling water, strain after 10 minutes. Or: Add 2 teaspoons of dried sage to 250 ml of boiling water and leave for 10 minutes. Strain and add ½ tsp sea salt. Gargle several times a day.
- Marjoram butter for a runny nose: take the upper third of the stalk with flowers and leaves from the newly boiled marjoram, rip them and place 2 large handfuls in 250 g hot butterfat. Stir constantly for 45 minutes, the butter is not allowed to boil. Then strain. Chilled, the butter lasts for 1 year. It is massaged into the neck and rubbed in both nostrils.
- Onion syrup for coughing: Cover a large finely chopped onion with honey and cover in a saucepan and heat over low heat for 40 min. Take 1/2 to 1 tsp every 15-30 minutes. Fill the juice into a glass bottle and refrigerate for the duration of the treatment.
- Ginger against cold feeling: Simmer 3 teaspoons of freshly ground ginger for 10 minutes in half a liter of water. Strain and add lemon juice and honey to taste.
- Echinacea for strengthening the immune system: To increase the immune system three times a day take 1 teaspoon Echinacea extract for prevention. Echinacea should be used continuously for no longer than 2 weeks.