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Healthy Teas





Welcome to Our World Of Teas

Take a trip through eCureMe’s Herbal World of Tea to find cures, preventative measures and help with headaches, digestive problems, sexual enhancement, menstruation, skin disorders, blood flow, heart problems, flu symptoms, heat stroke and much more.

The right cup of tea can change your life, so come with us on our tour of Teas.


Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa)
If you have liver problems, swelling or your body is filled with Cigarettes and alcohol, this is a great herbal tea for you. It is also known to fight problems with your Colon, urinary tract, and has been known to reduce the stress that causes Ulcers. If you’ve been partying too much, this is a great tea to use. It is also a great boost to your immune system.


Sweet Angelica
The sweetness of the Angelica Herb has been known to regulate allergies in the summer time, reduce the pain caused by strenuous work on your muscles, fight bacterial infection and reduce pain caused by minor physical injuries. It is a mild pain killer, and is known to clear up congestion in the lungs or in the chest.


Anise
If you have extreme gas or experience abdominal pain on a constant basis, then Anise is a great ingredient to look for in your teas. It has also been known to increase your ability to urinate if you are having urinary tract infections. Other uses for this are improving your digestive system and relieving nausea.


Astralalus (Astragalus Membranaceous)
This is what would be called an over all herb, in that its functions do a cursory job of improving the immune system of your entire body. It is great for improving the quality of lung production as well as improving the strength of the adrenal glands. If you are a smoker, you should be taking this.


Black Cohosh (Cimicfuga Racmosa)
For women, this is a great Tea to use when experiencing menstrual cramps, or, in those who have reached meta pause it is known to decrease the pain and discomfort caused by hot flashes. If you are easily congested or have an excess of mucous in your lungs, it is a great decongestant as well. Also know for decreasing at risk, high blood pressured people as well as decreasing the pain of arthritis.


Burdock (Arctium lappa)
If you have problems digesting or are currently engaged in a diet that consists of fatty and greasy foods, this is great to improve your digestive functions. It also strengthens your immune system, therefore positioning itself to be one of the great preventative teas.


Calendula (Candula Officinalis)
Before there was the Free Clinic, there was Calendula. Great for decreasing the effects of shingles or Herpes. In addition, it also relieves the effects of menstrual cramps, stress related ulcers and, in some cases, can help to prevent pimples or Acne. In short, this is the one to get in there and fight all of the nasty toxins.


Cascara Sagrada
If you are looking for a natural laxative, this is the herb you should be looking for in your teas. Enough said.


Cayenne
Yep, just like the pepper. What this does is shock your system with a quick spice, which is kind of like a wake up call for your body to get in gear. Do not take this teas before you go to bed, or you’ll be up all night. If you are experiencing headaches in the hot weather, a cup of tea with this herb will treat it nicely.


Chamomile
If you need to chill out and do not want to consume more pills or alcohol, try this natural remedy. For minor aches or high levels of stress that can cause pain in this joints and muscles, this is a magnificent tea to drink. A cup of this a day will no doubt make you life a bit more peaceful. Also, if you are de-toxing from any type of addiction, the natural sedatives in Chamomile tea are a great help.


Damiana
If you are looking to increase your sex drive as well as your sexual ability, start stocking up on this herbal tea. However, make sure your are careful after usage, because it createsmore sperm in men and makes the ovaries of women extremely sensitive. Be careful of Tea babies on this one.


Dandelion
Dandelion teas are the great healers, attacking problems in you liver, pancreas, kidney and Spleen. It help regulate the flow of your urinary tract, and has been know to rid your body of such infections as Gout, Cirrhosis and hepatitis. There are theories that the consumption of Dandelion herbs in your teas are a great preventative measure against breast cancer.


Dong Quai
For women, this is a great natural clean, known to help prevent and cure yeast infections and other problems with the female reproductive system. During PMS, this can help ease the cramps and discomfort.


Echinacea
This is perhaps he best known immue system tea known to the western world. This is no a curing herb, but a preventative one. If you want Echinacea to be fully effective, use it before you get infected or, at the very least, at the first signs of sickness.


Eyebright (Euphrasia Officinalis)
If you are experiencing eye irritation or problems with blurry vision, tis herb inyour tea could help to correct it. If you are sensitive to extremely bright rooms and do not want to wear sunglasses inside, you should think about drinking some Eyebright tea to decrease your sensitivity.


Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium)
Although there is no cure for the common cold, Fever few tea helps stimulate the urinary flow in your body, which helps to wash away viruses and infections. It also makes you hungry, which is difficult to be when you are sick.


Garlic (Allium sativum)
Yes, garlic can be melted into syrup that is drunk in teas. As in regular food, the herbal effects of Garlic syrup can boost your immune system and prevent infection. It is also known to reduce cholesterol and stimulate your blood flow. If you are a vampire, do not serve this at parties.


Ginger (Zingiber officinales)
For pregnant women, this can relieve some of your morning sickness and cramps. While Echinacea would be a preventative measure against colds and flues, Ginger is more of a proactive tea, in that it is a fighting agent against infections already in your body.


Ginko (Ginkgo biloba)
If you need to get your blood moving at its normal pace, then Ginko tea are the top pick I the draft. The primary age group that would benefit from the affects of this would be seniors or people with low energy levels. This is a natural get-up and go!


Ginseng
If Superman or Wonder Woman were teas drinkers, they would be drinking this by the Gallon. This is an all around body enhancer, and it is thought to be the most powerful natural herb there is. Certain roots of Ginseng can go for up to $100.00 a pound because pof the tremendous effects. If you need energy, healing, blood stimulation or any other form of energy, Ginseng tea is always the safest bet. Also, A diet high in Ginseng tea can increase your sexual prowess and longevity.


Goldneseal (Hydrastis Canadenis)
Legendary amongst people who are going in for a drug test, this herb is a body purifier. Because it attacks the mucus membranes, all of the nasty viruses and infections that stay inside your body are released, allow you to move with greater health and energy.


Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica)
If you have a cut, bruise or scratch, this is a great tea to use to speed up the recovery of the exposed and infected area. In addition, the calming effects of Gotu Kola are known to decrease the pressure of working in high pressured environments.


Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis)
Other tan being delicious, Green tea can help keep your heart health, regulate your blood flow and keep your body temperature at a cool level during the summer months. If you are experiencing an anxiety attack, it might be better to drink a cup of green tea than to drink a cup of coffee. While Ginseng is an all around energy tea, this is the All around healer. If you are a heavy drinker or smoker, a high dosage of Green Tea might clean you up.


Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)
During flu season, drinking Horehound tea can help ease the pain and discomfort that is often caused by sore throats, cold, or heavy coughs. The natural herbs act as a loosening agent. This can lesson the time in which you are laid up in bed. Kids will hate it because the have to back to school quicker than they thought!


Horsetail (Equisetium arvense)
If you break a bones are had a bad fall, it might be a good idea to drink some horsetail tea. It also allows for a more rapid growth of hair and finger nails, and it is said to be a preventative measure against baldness.


Kombucha (Fungus Japonicus)
Derived from a mushroom, this tea helps to boost the immune system in drastic ways, lengthening ones life span and helping to prevent against disease, or, when the disease is infecting the body, can ct as a fighting agent against it by strengthening the immune system.


Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
If you are experiencing gas problems or acid refulx disease, drinking Licorice tea can help to ease your discomfort. It is also a string agent against mucus build up, and is therefore helpful against the flu and the every dangerous common cold.


Lobelia (Lobelia inflate)
If you are trying to quit smoking, Loelia tea can serve as a great natural supplement. It can satisfy your nicotine craving, and help to ease the pains caused by smokers cough and heavy mucus build up caused by tobacco.


Mahuang (Ephedra Sinica)
This is the active ingredient in many weigh loss supplements because Mahuang is known to ease your craving to consume large amounts of food, and, at the same time, speed up your metabolism. There are some that believe that too much Mahuang is bad for you, so asking your doctor before you drink any would be advised.


Marshmallow (Althea officinalis)
If you are experiencing diarrhea or any other type of loose stool, this herbal tea can tighten everything up for you. It works primarily in your gastrointestinal tract, and causes any inflammation that may be occurring to settle down. This is most defiantly a relaxant.


Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
If you have problems in your liver, this is an excellent herbal to consume. However, too much if it can cause your stool to be inconsistent.


Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
If you have problems breathing, this is a great herbal remedy to clear you up and get you back on the right track. If you are having trouble sleeping, this is a very mellow herb to consume before bedtime. Any tea with this as an ingredient will give you sweet dreams.


Pau d’ Arco (Tabebuia Avellandae)
If you are having trouble with yeast infections, this is am extremely strong agent against them. This is not an everyday tea, so only use it when you are battling against uncomfortable and annoying infections.


Peppermint (Menta Piperita)
If you are into having teas after diner, a nice cup of peppermint tea can help to ease indigestion and heavy gas. It is the perfect health, tasty treat o enjoy after a meal. It is thought to be one of the "Cure All" teas, and is especially helpful in keeping blood flowing to the heart.


Propolis
Though perhaps not the tastiest of the teas, this could be one of the strongest and quickest workers. If you have an important meeting and can’t afford to be sick, try drinking a few cups of this a few hours before bedtime. This is both a preventative teas as well as a fighting agent.


Psyllium (Plantago psyllium)
If you are constipated this is a great herbal tea to getting everything working correctly inside your gastrointestinal tract. Enough said. If you can’t let it go, try this herb.


Red Clover (Trifolium pretense)
If you have a child who is lacking energy, this is a great herbal tea for them to drink. It does not have some of the zing that the other stimulant teas have, but it has the same healing and immune system strengthening effects. This is no doubt of the most trusted and safest cleansing teas.


Red Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus)
For women, this is a great Tea o drink during your PMS times, as it is relaxing and relieving of cramps and, to some extent, bloating. If you are pregnant, drinking this tea during your pregnancy can help to ease the pains of child birth. Please see your doctor and ask them before doing this.


Rose Hips
Rose hips have been known to add a certain glow to your skin, providing it with the nutrients it needs to maintain proper color and composition. Although not the strongest of remedies, it is also thought to help ease the effects of the common cold.


Sage
Drinking sage tea can help with your digestive tract, as well as increase all around circulation of your blood. It is also a claming agent and a natural sedative. The Mystics believed it to scare of bad spirits, although there is on scientific evidence of that.


Sasaparilla (Smilax officinalis)
Great for the Skin, this herbal tea can help boost your entire body. It is the "Tune Up" Tea in that it does not have nay lasting effects, but can give you a quick fix when you need it. It is also thought to prevent against herpes, Chlamydia, and syphilis. Also, it is known to be a natural antibiotic.


Sassafras (sassafras officinale)
This is toxic and no longer safe. FI someone offers you a cup of this tea, you should think twice abut having them as a friend.


Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)
If you want to get someone in the mood for love, it is thought that the natural herbal magic of this tea stimulates the opiate receptors in the brain. Strangely enough, if you are having too much sex and are feeling sore, this can ease you pain in your most private of places.


Skullcap (Scuetellaria lateriflora)
If you are trying to quit smoking, drinking or any other addiction, it is a great herbal remedy. It is a natural calming and sedation agent, so your nerves will not be able to control you as you fight your urges. This is a kind of Guardian Angel Tea.


Spearmint (Mentha Spicata)
If you are having trouble producing saliva, this is a great herbal mix for you. It is a very light medical agent tea, and eases sensitive bodies into a state of well being with its lack of harshness. Great for digestion as well.


Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva ursi)
If you have a bladder infection or are retaining water, this will clean up out and get you regular again. In those who have kidney stones a high amount of this tea is known to help dissolve them, thus making it easier to pass them.


White Willow (Salix alba)
If you are looking to bring down a fever or reduce the aches and pain you experience with flu, this tea might be just what you are looking for. The Herbal effects reach your bones and your brain, so drinking teas with this herb can bring you an all around feeling of calmness.


Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
If you are an extremely athletic individual or are someone who is in constant motion, this is a great tea to drink when you are finished with your exhaustive day. It helps to strengthen bones and joints so that you can keep up your fast paced lifestyle.


Yerba mate (Ilex paraguayensis)
If you are looking for a caffeine rush three times the boost of espresso, than try this South American tea. If will get everything you don’t wan in you out of you and send you on your way. Don’t drink too much of this, or you’ll never stop shaking.







Healthy Tea Links


  1. Persimmon Tea
    The leaves when dried and crushed make a fine strong tea. Can be used all year round. Rich in vitamin C. Used as a healthful tonic.

  2. Sassafras Tea
    Boil fresh roots after washing, until water turns reddish brown. Can be sliced and dried for later use. Claimed by some to be a blood thinner, a blood purifier, to help bronchitis, a stimulating spring tonic. Mostly it is used for pure enjoyment.

  3. Birch Tea
    Black, yellow and white birch. Dried leaves can be used year round. A large handful of fresh leaves steeped in hot water was drunk 1 to 2 cups a day for rheumatism and headaches. Said to reduce pain of passing kidney stones, and a fever reducer. Cold it was used as a mouthwash.

  4. Blackberry Leaf / Raspberry Tea
    The dried mature leaves of these brambles make a good tea. Used to help control diarrhea, as a blood purifier and tonic. Use all year round.

  5. Blueberry Tea
    The dried mature leaves are steeped until cool and drunk 1 to 2 cups per day as a blood purifier and tonic. Also used to help inflamed kidneys and increase the flow of urine. Somewhat bitter. Use all year round. Couldn’t locate the tea, the link above is for blueberry left tablets.

  6. Alfalfa Tea
    The dried and powdered leaves and flower heads make a very nutritious tea, but it is somewhat bland. We suggest mixing them with normal teas to stretch them and add nutrition. Its vitamin content was the reason it was used. Also useful in cases of arthritis. Used all year round.

  7. Strawberry Leaf Tea
    Use dried leaves normally. Pour several cups boiling water over a handful of fresh leaves in the evening. Cover and let steep overnight. Strain water and reheat in the morning. Believed to help with a multitude of things, from stomach troubles, eczema, diarrhea, etc. According to experts, it is much more healthful than purchased coffee or teas. Important: Strawberry leaves can be toxic if not completely dried. If you dry the leaves yourself, just make sure they are completely dry. Use all year round.

  8. Rose Hips Tea
    A handful of these steeped for 10 minutes, then strained, make a healthful tea. Can be used dried or fresh in season. Instead of boiling, place a handful in cool water overnight, then stain and reheat in the morning. Has a rather tart taste. Use all year round. Strong Vitamin C content. Helps with Colds and the flu. Also for sore throat.

  9. Peppermint Tea
    Peppermint is easy to grow and easy to use. Fresh leaves can be crushed and steeped for tea or the leaves can be dried and used as tea. Very good for digestion. Excellent after-dinner tea.

  10. Soldier’s Herb Tea:
    This common yard weed with green leaves and two seedie spikes was used by the colonials and Native-Americans alike. One teaspoon of seeds per cup of boiling water steeped for 1/2 hour was used for dropsy and jaundice. A tea from fresh leaves (chopped fine), one heaping teaspoon per cup of boiling water steeped for 1/2 hour. For dried powdered leaves, use one level teaspoon and reduce time to 15 minutes. Drunk 4 to 5 times a day until relief was obtained. Used for gout, to help clean out nasal passages and to slow menstruation. Also used to expel worms. A tea cooled made from rainwater was used as an eyewash.








 
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