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Herbal Tonics Not Treatments

 
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So what herbs make good everyday teas or infusions? I like to limit the immune boosting items to when I am around someone sick or start feeling ill. All in all, I don't have any health issues so I limit my everyday herbal tea to nettles, rose hips, red raspberry  etc and for night time some chamomile and lavender added in the mix.
What about dual functioning herbs like lemon balm. It's anti viral and aids in sleep. I like the flavor so sometime I add it to my tea when I am not ill. I also use it during the daytime when I am feeling under the weather.
Suggestions on adaptogen herbs that are best for every day use and dual purposes?
 
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Wild lettuce makes a nice tea and is adaptogens.

Other tea ideas include pine needles, violet, mellow, juniper needles and berries.

I like to throw some pot herbs into my soups regularly: plantain, curly dock, various lettuce, thistle, dandelion, etc for a wide spectrum mineral and nutrition uptick.
 
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While teas are great, I find that soups, stew and gravies are even better for Herbal Tonics/Infusion.

You can also add them to fermented wines, beer, and sugared-dehydrated jam, jelly or to fermented seasoning/pickles or just regular seasoning. There are so many ways to get more herbs in our body.
 
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J Davis wrote:

Other tea ideas include pine needles, violet, mellow, juniper needles and berries.



Bit of a warning here, do not use juniper if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant it is an abortive.
 
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