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10 Herbal Teas for Medicinal Use

Updated on April 5, 2013

Medicinal Uses for Herbal Teas

Herbs have been used for centuries to treat a variety of medical illnesses. Many of the uses have come from folklore or cultural traditions. Scientific evaluation of herbals has only recently begun, here we will review 10 common herbal tea preparations and their effectiveness to treat certain ailments.

Tea Preparation

Teas can be prepared from either fresh or dried herbs. Bulk dried herbs or dried whole tea leaves can be found at specialty tea stores or through online distributors. Whole leaves are pure herb and are less processed than herbal tea bags, so the plant oils are better preserved. Therefore, you obtain a more concentrated tea with no filler.


Infusion is the most common way to prepare teas.

Pour 1 cup boiling water over the tea bag or dried herbs. Steep (let herbs remain immersed in hot water) for designated time. Remove tea bag or strain off dried herbs. Drink full cup of tea.

Note: * Never stop taking any prescription medications without consulting your doctor. Tell your doctor about any herbals you may be taking.

Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Healing Herbal Teas

Herbal Teas: 101 Nourishing Blends for Daily Health & Vitality
Herbal Teas: 101 Nourishing Blends for Daily Health & Vitality

This guide to blending and brewing healthful herb teas includes easy-to-make recipes and anecdotes from several renowned herbalists. Readers will find teas for the head and throat, digestion, nervous system, lungs, bones and joints, skin, and more.


1. Valerian - Valeriana officinalis

Over 120 chemical components are found in Valerian and although a very complex herb, it has not been found to have any negative side effects with moderate use.

Proven Clinically Effective for:

Sleep Aid (can be used in combination with lemon balm)

At least two double-blind studies have demonstrated that Valerian extract can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes people to fall asleep without changing the normal stages of sleep.

Documented research has noted a mild hypnotic action in both normal sleepers and insomniacs, indicated by a beneficial effect on sleep latency, wake-time after sleep, frequency of waking, nocturnal motor activity, inner restlessness and tension and quality of sleep. Sleepiness and dream recall the morning after were unaffected.


Valerian is also used as a mild tranquilizer for people experiencing emotional stress, much as anti-anxiety drugs are prescribed and has been prescribed for exhaustion. Valerian has occasionally been tried as part of a program to take a patient off antidepressants or benzodiazepines.

Dosing Infusion:

0.5 to 1 tsp dried root in 1 cup water.

Sleep aid: Drink 1 cup tea before bed.

Anxiety: Drink 1 cup tea 3 times per day.

* It may take 2-4 weeks before effects of Valerian on sleep are observed. Not intended for short term therapy.


Valerian Root Tea

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The Healing Tree Apothecary Blend Valerian Dreams, For A Good Night's Sleep, Loose Leaf Blend Tea 2 Oz Bags (Pack of 2)

Valerian helps those who periodically have trouble falling asleep and who wake and toss and turn in the middle of the night. Best of all, there's no morning grogginess. You'll wake feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated. Our high quality Valerian Root gives you a full 500 mg of potency. Try it tonight and see how much better you'll feel in the morning.


2. Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel is rich in phytoestrogens and has an impressive number of health benefits.

Proven Clinically Effective for:


Used in Europe as an antispasmodic, particularly for abdominal cramps due to nervousness, uterine cramps and menstrual agitation.

Upper respiratory infections, cough, bronchitis

Fennel is an effective treatment for respiratory congestion and is a common ingredient in cough remedies.

GI: dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating, appetite stimulant

Fennel relaxes the smooth muscle lining the digestive tract (making it an antispasmodic).

Dosing Infusion:

1.5 to 4 tsp crushed fruit or seed in 1 cup water. Take 1 cup tea three times a day.

Children: 0.04 tsp/lb/day not to exceed adult dose

Fennel Tea

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Heather's Tummy Teas Organic Fennel Tea for IBS, 45 Jumbo Teabags

- Naturally caffeine-free ~ Certified organic by QAI ~ Kosher certified

- Mild, sweet licorice flavor. 45 jumbo unbleached teabags!


3. Cinnamon - Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Cinnamon is a herb traditionally used by many ancient cultures.

True cinnamon, or Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, is the inner bark of a small evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka and was used in ancient Egypt for embalming. It was also added to food to prevent spoiling. During the Bubonic Plague, sponges were soaked in cinnamon and cloves and placed in sick rooms. Cinnamon was the most sought after spice during explorations of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Proven Clinically Effective for:

Blood Sugar:

Lowering blood glucose, LDL, cholesterol, and Tri-Glycerides. Some studies have shown that Cinnamon helps people with diabetes metabolize sugar better. In adult-onset (Type II) diabetes, the pancreas produces insulin, but the body can't use it efficiently to break down blood sugar.

The US Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland found that Cinnamon enhances the ability of insulin to metabolize glucose, helping to control blood sugar levels. Cinnamon contains the anti-oxidant glutathione and a type of flavonoid called MHCP (methylhydroxy chalcone polymer). It is believed that cinnamon makes fat cells more responsive to insulin, (the hormone that regulates sugar metabolism) and thus controls glucose levels in the blood.

GI: flatulence, appetite stimulant, diarrhea. Cinnamon extracts have been used to treat gastrointestinal problems and to help calm the stomach. Cinnamon is a carminative, an agent that helps break up intestinal gas that has traditionally been used to combat diarrhea and morning sickness. Both test-tube and animal studies have found that cinnamon may help to relieve mild abdominal discomfort caused by excess gas.

Dosing Infusion:

0.5 to 3 tsp cinnamon bark in 1 cup water for 5 min. Drink 1 cup tea daily. (may steep black teabag with bark for flavor if desired)

Cinnamon Tea

Harney & Sons Classic Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea, 20 Tea Sachets, 1.4 oz
Harney & Sons Classic Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea, 20 Tea Sachets, 1.4 oz

- Sachets are the perfect marriage of loose tea quality and teabag convenience.

- Each sachet holds enough loose tea to brew two cups.

- The teas are full leaf and the flavors are clear, yet elegant. No strainers or paper filters are needed


4. Ginger

Zingiber officinale

Ginger has been well researched and many of its traditional uses confirmed.

Proven Clinically Effective for:

Morning Sickness, Post-op Nausea and Vomiting Prevention

Results of laboratory studies as well as from small studies conducted among seasick sailors or ship passengers, found that ginger generally has more effectiveness for relieving motion sickness than placebo (or sugar pills).


A few small studies that have been conducted in humans have shown some promise for supplemental ginger in the treatment of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

If a person has exercised too much or suffers from arthritis or rheumatism, ginger has been known to ease inflammation of the joints and muscle tissue.


Ginger root is thought to open up the blood vessels that may cause migraine headaches.

Dosing Infusion:

1 tsp root in 1 cup water, take three times a day.

Migraine: 1 tsp at start of headache, repeat in 4 hr (max 4 tsp/24 hr)

Post-op: take 1.5 to 3 tsp 1 hour before surgery

* A review of ginger use in pregnancy found it safe in multiple randomized controlled trials.

Ginger Loose Leaf Tea

Rishi Tea Organic Tangerine Ginger Loose Tea, 2.6-Ounce Tin (Pack of 3)
Rishi Tea Organic Tangerine Ginger Loose Tea, 2.6-Ounce Tin (Pack of 3)

- Sweet, tart, tangy, caffeine-free herb tea with deep-scarlet hue and notes of ginger and tangerine

- Ginger, hibiscus, schizandra berries, licorice, rosehips, orange peel, orange and tangerine oils

- Rishi original-formula blend; USDA-certified organic; kosher-certified


5. Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm was dedicated to the goddess Diana, and used medicinally by the Greeks some 2,000 years ago.

Proven Clinically Effective for:

Anxiety, Calming Nerves

In a study of lemon balm at Northumbria University in England, students were tested for weeks while using either Lemon balm or a placebo. The students did significantly better on the tests after taking Lemon balm and continued to post improved scores for up to six hours after taking the herb. The students taking Lemon balm were noted to be calmer and less stressed during the tests. (From Prevention Magazine Sept. 2004)

Cold Sores (apply steeped tea bag to sores).

Research has shown that the plant contains polyphenols, it can help significantly in the treatment of cold sores and combat the herpes simplex virus, shingles as well as other viral afflictions. Studies have shown a significant reduction in the duration and severity of herpes. Researchers also noted a "tremendous reduction" in the frequency of recurrence.

When applied to cold sores or genital sores caused by the herpes simplex virus, creams or ointments containing lemon balm have speeded healing. The infections did not spread as much and individuals using topical lemon balm also reported more relief from symptoms such as itching and redness. At least part of this effect is due to antiviral properties of caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid, which are contained in lemon balm.

In one study on 115 patients, a proprietary preparation of lemon balm extract in a lip balm showed efficacy in treating lip sores associated with the herpes simplex virus (Wabling and Leonhardt, 1994).

Sleep Disorders (can be used with Valerian in a tea).

Several studies have used Lemon balm, and Lemon balm/Valerian combinations to treat stress, anxiety and insomnia. The studies have shown improved sleep patterns and reduced stress and anxiety. In one study a Lemon balm/Valerian combination was found to be as effective as the prescription drug Halcion.

Dosing Infusion:

2 to 4 tsp leaf in 1 cup water for 5-10 min.

Sleep aid:Drink before bed.

Anxiety: Drink 1 cup tea 2-3 times per day.

* For children, evidence that 160mg valerian extract and 80mg lemon balm extract is effective for restlessness

6. Motherwort - Leonurus cardiaca

Motherwort has been used for centuries in herbal remedies for childbirth and menopausal symptoms.

Proven Clinically Effective for:


The herb contains a chemical called leonurine, which encourages uterine contractions. Motherwort is also claimed to be an emmenagogue, or an agent that promotes menstrual flow. It has been used for centuries to regulate the menstrual cycle and to treat menopausal and menstrual complaints.


Motherwort may correct heart palpitations that sometimes accompany thyroid disease and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

Cardiac insufficiency, tachycardia, arrhythmias

Motherwort injections recently were shown to prevent the formation of blood clots, which, of course, improves blood flow and reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other diseases. It is good for hypertension because it relaxes blood vessels and calms nerves.

* Do NOT take with Digitalis

Dosing Infusion:

2 to 3 tsp dried stems, leaves, flowers in 1 cup water for 5-10 min. Drink 1 cup tea 3 times per day.


7. Stinging Nettle

Uritca dioica

Wherever nettles grow, they have been used by the local folk as a food and in herbal remedies.

Proven Clinically Effective for:


Nettle contains biologically active compounds that reduce inflammation. Decongestants, antihistamines, allergy shots and even prescription medications such as Allegra and Claritin treat only the symptoms of allergies and tend to lose effectiveness over a period of time. They can also cause drowsiness, dry sinuses, insomnia and high blood pressure. According to studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, Nettle has none of these side effects.

Benign Enlarged Prostate

Nettle root has been found to increase a protein in the blood to which hormones bind. Ingesting nettle root helps to effectively reduce the amount of sex hormones that are "unbound"; that is, free to affect various tissues in the body. This can be helpful in cases of excessive hormonal stimulation, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome in women or benign prostatic hyperplasia in men.


Useful in treating kidney weakness and bladder infections. As a diuretic, nettles can help rid the body of excess fluid (edema) in persons with weakened hearts and poor circulation.

Dosing Infusion:

2.5 tsp dried root in 1 cup water for 5-10min. Drink 1 cup tea 2-3 times per day.

8. Peppermint - Mentha piperita

According to myth, Hades had developed a lust for a water nymph named Minthe. Hade's wife Persephone found out and angrily transformed Minthe into a plant to be trampled on. Hades could not undo the spell, but he was able to ease it by giving Minthe a wonderfully sweet fragrance, which would be released whenever her leaves were trampled on.

Proven Clinically Effective for:

Digestive Problems

Peppermint is a carminative -- an agent that dispels gas and bloating in the digestive system -- and an antispasmodic capable of relieving stomach and intestinal cramps. Peppermint can be used for too much stomach acid (hyperacidity) and gastroenteritis (nausea and stomach upset), and it is safe for infants with colic.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Enteric coated peppermint extract pills are better tolerated and recommended instead of tea in IBS patients.

Tension Headache

Peppermint can help relieve some headaches, and you can rub peppermint oil onto the temples or scalp for a comforting therapy.

Dosing Infusion:

1 to 2 tsp dried leaves in 1 cup water for 5 minutes. (for IBS, consider tablets, 200mg 3 times per day)


Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea

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- Great for digestion and before bed

- Caffeine Free

- Resealable 1/4 pound Sleeve


9. Chamomile

Matricaria recutita

Dried chamomile flower is an age-old medicinal drug known in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Proven Clinically Effective for:


Relieves intestinal cramps, nausea, vomiting, GERD, ulcers, diarrhea, infant colic

Chamomile's reported anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic actions relax the smooth muscles lining the stomach and intestine. The herb may therefore help to relieve nausea, heartburn, and stress-related flatulence. It may also be useful in the treatment of diverticular disorders and inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn's disease.


Promotes general relaxation and relieves stress. Animal studies show that chamomile contains substances that act on the same parts of the brain and nervous system as anti-anxiety drugs.


Chamomile's mildly sedating and muscle-relaxing effects may help those who suffer from insomnia to fall asleep more easily.

Dosing Infusion:

1.5 to 5 tsp dried flower heads in 1 cup water for 5-10 min. Drink 1 cup tea 3 times per day.

Children: 0.25tsp/lb/day not to exceed adult dose.

Chamomile Loose Leaf Tea

Octavia Tea Calming Chamomile (Organic, Caffeine-Free Herbal Tea), Loose Tea, 0.92-Ounce Tins (Pack of 2)
Octavia Tea Calming Chamomile (Organic, Caffeine-Free Herbal Tea), Loose Tea, 0.92-Ounce Tins (Pack of 2)

- Organic Certified by "Organic National & International Certifiers"

- Organic, Fair Trade Certified South African Green Rooibos, is blended with Organic Chamomile, Organic Lemon Peel, Organic Osmanthus and Organic Honey Flavor for a relaxing and fragrant tea that is both rich in Antioxidants and Naturally Caffeine-Free


10. Rosemary - Rosmarius officinalis

The Latin name, "Rosmarinus'means "dew of the sea". It was so called because it grew around the Mediterranean and became associated in ancient Rome with Venus, the Goddess of Love, who was supposed to have sprung from sea foam.

Proven Clinically Effective for:


Its antispasmodic effects enable it to relax smooth muscle tissue so rosemary is quite good for digestive problems.

Liver and gall bladder complaints

Rosemary Tea stimulates the liver and digestion.

Cough and asthma

Asthma may be relieved by rosemary, which can open the lungs narrowed by a histamine reaction.

Dosing Infusion:

2 to 3 tsp crushed leaves in 1 cup water for 5-10 min. Drink 1 cup tea, 3 times per day.


Your Thoughts On Herbals?

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      4 years ago

      I want to know about herbal products that are helpful in STDs. I want to get tested for STDs but don't know about private STD testing centers. I'm planning to go with . Let me know if you know some other good options in NYC.

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      Laurel Johnson 

      4 years ago from Washington KS

      Excellent lens!! Good information, well written.

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      Stephen Lococo 

      4 years ago from Pasco, Washington

      I have learned a lot of info from here especially about medicinal herbs for some sexually transmitted disease like herpes. Thanks for the lens. For more information about STD and how you can get yourself tested, please visit Thank you.

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      5 years ago

      Never heard of using valerian and fennel in tea before. Very interested in trying. Thanks for the lens, bookmarking.

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      5 years ago

      You have two of my favorites here! Chamomile and peppermint tea! Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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      Cynthia Haltom 

      6 years ago from Diamondhead

      Good resource, I bookmark this lens so I can come back to it later.

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      faye durham 

      6 years ago

      Very informative lens. I am a fan of herbal teas.

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      L Olson 

      6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Very informative article..just what I was looking for, thanks!

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      Heidi Vincent 

      6 years ago from GRENADA

      I love herbal teas and use them at least once a day. Great herbal tea lens!

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      6 years ago

      Seeing the valerian tea reminded me of once I did my own blend for pain and used too much of it so that it was not the best tasting mix, had to add plenty of chamomile to make up for the difference. I love the idea of using herbal teas and chamomile is so relaxing and sweet on its own.

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      6 years ago from US

      I use every single one of these teas, lol. I know for a fact they are tremendously helpful to me with various different things. My favorite is....fennel and then, ginger.

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      Echo Phoenix 

      6 years ago

      My favorite is a Rose Petal tea & a close second is Lavender Chamomile... Love your lens :) revisiting today as you landed on the HQ post. Namaste`

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      6 years ago

      I like to have Ginger tea. when you prepare your tea add piece of ginger into your tea and try the taste. most of the time i drink tea with ginger :)

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I think herbals are a wonderful alternative to "traditional" medications.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for the excellent information.

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      6 years ago

      I have loved and used herbs for almost 30 years. Love them and this page is beautiful! *blessed*

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      6 years ago

      Great information on your lens.

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      6 years ago

      @pumpum: I figure you should know.. valerian can cause adverse reactions (insomnia) if used too often.. I would say skip it sometimes if you want it t continue working the right way.. and also if you are taking say something for depression or anxiety like B complex or something they can counteract each other .. other than that.. your very correct.. amazing stuff when you need a good relaxing nights sleep:-)

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      giovi64 lm 

      6 years ago

      I've never tried.

      Good info.

      Beautiful and interesting lens!

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      6 years ago

      I drink valerian every night before going to bed, I sleep great since I started drinking that. Amazing herb.

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      6 years ago

      I drink valerian every night before going to bed, I sleep great since I started drinking that. Amazing herb.

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      6 years ago

      Love herbal tea. Thanks for the lens!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens here, I learned a lot :)

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      6 years ago

      This lens left me absolutely breathless. It's very informative.

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      7 years ago

      People should return to those old, forgotten methods of healing- nowadays drugs are as harmful as some poisons...

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      7 years ago

      Wonderful information - thank you.

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      hartworks lm 

      7 years ago

      Love 'em... I grow lemon balm in my greenhouse. It keeps its sweet distinctive smell and flavor even when I dry it in my dehaydrator.

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      PeacefieldFarm LM 

      7 years ago

      I love herbal teas. Thanks for the great lens.

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      AshleySears LM 

      7 years ago

      I love herbal teas! I didn't realize that you could use Rosemary as a tea! Love this lense!

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      AshleySears LM 

      7 years ago

      I love herbal teas! I didn't realize that you could use Rosemary as a tea! Love this lense!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      7 years ago from Northern California

      Learning more about herbals and finding it fascinating.

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      Norbert Isles 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      I love herbal teas. Very useful information. Thanks.

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      7 years ago

      I am so glad that you had chamomile on this lens. I am going to try valerian now that your lens has featured it.

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      7 years ago

      I enjoyed reading about these different types of herbal tea!

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      7 years ago

      I enjoyed reading about these different types of herbal tea!

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      7 years ago

      I love white tea.

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      7 years ago

      I drink stinging nettle and chamomile as natural allergy remedies. I also love this lens; it's very comprehensive!

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      7 years ago

      Because I have a serious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (diarrhea predominant type), so the fennel tea is very important and useful for me. Fennel tea alleviate the symptom of my diarrhea and abdominal distension after drink this tea for a long time.

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      7 years ago

      I drink a homemade mixture of tea everyday. I usually include echinacea, dandelion, chamomile and hibiscus. Yummy!

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      7 years ago

      this is a great write up thanks for the priceless information

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      8 years ago

      Thank you for the information. I did know that peppermint was good for the stomach and digestion, but the rest is new to me. :-)

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      8 years ago

      Great lens. I love herbs, but I choose to use essential oils from the same flowers.

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      8 years ago

      Very informative lens. I enjoy drinking all sorts of teas - black teas, green teas with herbal infusions. I am going to try some of the teas and blends you recommend here.

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      8 years ago

      I really like this lens. I just published a lens about herbal treatments for type II diabetes and I mention cinnamon there too. Chamomile also shows some evidence of having a blood-sugar lowering effect, although it has not been studied as extensively as cinnamon.

      Also, one other thing worth mentioning, peppermint shows evidence of boosting alertness and memory recall when you smell its aroma. There's no evidence it promotes any additional alertness if you consume it though, it's just the smell that has the effect.

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      8 years ago

      Great lens! I love herbal stuff. Blessed by an angel :)

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      ChrisDay LM 

      8 years ago

      lensrolled to my 'herbal medicine for animals' lens

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      8 years ago

      Hi there, I just found your lens and really liked it. I gave it a thumbs-up and liked it, because the information is so relevant in today's high stress world. Thanks for providing it, and keep on lensing . . . I just did one on Migraine Headaches that might interest you .

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      Gall Bladder Symptoms 

      8 years ago

      Great lens on chamomile which is also a great remedy for symptoms of gallbladder problems. Adding a cup or two every day is great to start building a healthy gall bladder diet. -- Gallbladder Help

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Welcome to the Culinary Favorites From A to Z group. Don’t forget to come back and add your lens to the link list so that it will appear on the group page! Your lens is very nicely done and blessed.

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      9 years ago

      Fantastic Lens! Thanks for adding it to the Kitchen!!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Wonderful lens.

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      9 years ago

      Oh, I've studied homeopathy and love this lens! congrats on your 100th!

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      9 years ago

      I've heard that nettle tea is good for adrenal exhaustion! Great lens and congrats on your 100th!!! I still have a few to go to reach 100. Five STARS.

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      9 years ago

      Ah tea, god's cureall.

      Thank you for the lens.

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      9 years ago from London, UK

      A wonderful lens. I've lensrolled to all my herbal lenses. 5* and congrats on reaching 100.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      9 years ago from New Zealand

      Brilliant information. So useful. 5* and a favourite

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      9 years ago

      Great list!

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      9 years ago from Chicago area

      I remember the ginger being helpful in early pregnancy. Nice lens! 5*


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