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Video: Tea Balms
How to make medicinal drinks - tea balsams
In conditions of an abundance of drugs, and far from always reliable, and sometimes excessively expensive, today many summer residents and gardeners have begun to give preference to natural remedies for the treatment of certain diseases, not pills.
One such remedy is tea balms, which are well tested, do not require very precise dosages, and are completely safe.
An important advantage of tea balsam is the simplicity of its preparation, because to its basis - ordinary tea - only one or another amount of some herbs is added, which can be freely purchased at the pharmacy or prepared directly at the dacha or site.
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With such an additive, ordinary tea becomes richer in composition, saturated with vitamins, and most importantly - more healing. The benefits of tea, even with a very small addition of herbs, increases many times and has a very beneficial effect on the body.
You must immediately warn gardeners against hasty conclusions. Firstly, tea balm cannot provide the patient with instant help in treating the disease, it acts slowly, gradually, and sometimes for a long time, helping at the same time to get rid of potent drugs that should be reserved for very difficult cases.
Secondly, the main thing in the balm is not the taste or aroma (there is no caffeine, which excites the nerves), but there is a mass of biologically active substances: vitamins, enzymes, trace elements, phytoncides, organic acids, pectins and other substances that heal the entire body.
Thirdly, before you prepare the necessary herbs yourself, it is better to first purchase them at the pharmacy, test them well for your case in taste and smell, and then get to know them in nature. And only then can they procure and use their own stocks, which are provided free of charge.
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When preparing medicinal herbs for tea balsams, strictly observe the following basic rules:
- collect medicinal plants only in ecologically clean places, remote from roads at a distance of at least 0.5-1 km; do not collect plants annually in the same place, as this will lead to the depletion of their reserves, and possibly the extinction of some of their species;
- do not prepare plants "in reserve" and do not keep them in a container for a long time, as there they crumble, self-heat and deteriorate;
- do not strive to take the whole plant when collecting, but save it, taking only the part that is needed: leaves, flowers, roots, etc.;
- you should take for storage only dried and thoroughly cleaned plants from impurities;
- It is best to store plants in paper bags or fabric bags, and those that contain essential oils in glass jars, and the supply of plants should not exceed 3-4 courses of treatment per year.
It is recommended to prepare tea balsam only in enameled dishes, pouring tea first, and then the corresponding components of herbs. In this case, the entire mixture should be thoroughly mixed with your fingers, and then poured into a glass jar and tightly closed with a lid.
When preparing the balm, the calculation is carried out for 250 g, and the tea is measured in teaspoons, and the herbs added to the mixture are measured in tablespoons. One rounded tablespoon contains 5-6 grams of dry herb.
Personal experience and the experience of other summer residents and gardeners shows that the most effective results are achieved in the treatment of the following six diseases with tea balsams. For this, the following medicinal herbs are added to the tea leaves:
Diseases of the gastric tract: 2 tbsp. tablespoons of St. John's wort, mint leaves, sage leaves and 1 tbsp. spoon of thyme herb, bearberry leaves and chamomile flowers.
Diseases of the cardiovascular system: 2 tbsp. spoons of mint leaves, motherwort herb, 1 tbsp. spoon of valerian root, hawthorn berries and chamomile flowers, as well as 4 tbsp. tablespoons of chopped rose hips.
Lung diseases: 2 tbsp. spoons of St. John's wort, leaves of coltsfoot, oregano herb, plantain leaves, sage leaves and 1 tbsp. spoonful of thyme herb.
Kidney disease: 2 tbsp. spoons of St. John's wort, bearberry leaves and cornflower flowers and 3 tbsp. tablespoons of chopped rose hips.
Diseases of the nervous system: 2 tbsp. spoons of mint leaves, motherwort herb, oregano herb, chamomile flowers and 1 tbsp. spoon of valerian root.
Colds: 2 tbsp. tablespoons of St. John's wort, mint leaves and 1 tbsp. spoonful of thyme and valerian root.
My statements are not empty words. For example, one of my neighbors at the dacha cured a duodenal ulcer in a season with a balm for treating diseases of the gastric tract, and a retired neighbor's kidney disease disappeared. Yes, and I myself quickly cured the cold that had arisen with the balm called here.
I note that many summer residents, to improve the taste of tea balsams, without changing the general recipe, added spicy plants to them, for example, lemon balm, lungwort, as well as leaves of various berry bushes: currants, raspberries, strawberries and others. At the same time, it was noted not only an improvement in the taste and special aroma, but also a noticeable improvement in the medicinal properties of the balm.