We have been looking for a good allergy tea blend that really does something and does NOT make you sleepy.
I came across this recipe here at helloglow.co
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I did a bit more research and came up with this recipe:
This is a large batch due to the number of people going to be drinking it.
2 cups Green Tea for base - cleansing, immunity and protection, immunity
1 cup rooibos - strength, blocks the release of histamine
1 cup peppermint - healing and protection, decongestant, an anti-inflammatory, and has known antibacterial and antiviral effects
1 cup stinging nettle - healing and protection, relieve itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and runny nose
1 cup yerba mate - improve general well being, anti-inflammatory opens up respiratory passages and increases oxygen
1 cup lemon balm - healing, reduces inflammation
1/2 cup licorice root - offers strength to the other herbs, anti-inflammatory and expectorant
½ teaspoon ground ginger - amplify magical energy, protection, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory
Honey (to sweeten to taste)- healing, protection, soothes the throat (using local honey helps teach your body to deal with local pollen actually)
Lemon ( a few drops to taste) - cleansing, protection, detoxifier and source of vitamin C to boost immunity
Add each dry ingredient into large bowl holding each in your hand before you place it in and infuse it with your energy to “boost” the intent of each ingredient.
Stir the ingredients all together really well (I actually used my hands) focusing on healing and protection.
I divided the tea into 2 mason jars and labeled it with the ingredients, their actions and dated the labels.
Making the tea
2 tsp. tea to 8 oz. water (those little spoon shaped diffusers are the perfect size)
Boil water but do not use an aluminum kettle. Pour water into a mug or pot leaving herbs to steep for at least five minutes, but don’t leave for longer than ten minutes or the tea may become bitter.
Add your honey (I used about 2 tsp.) to sweeten
Add your lemon to taste (I used about 5 drops of lemon juice)
Both my daughters and my grandchildren have seasonal allergies (goldenrod is the bane of my life every year). I have to tell you, after drinking, we (only my daughters and my 16 YO granddaughter tried the tea, I did not want to give this to my young grandsons) all immediately felt this physical clearing in the upper chest area and our sinuses. It felt wonderful and really good.
The next day we all felt the “expectorant” effects and not to give TMI, it was in the throat above the larynx and was not pleasant until we coughed and cleared it all out.
Our dry itchy eyes symptoms are relieved and our sinuses are are clearing after several days and several cups of tea. (I can actually smell normally now!).
This was my first herbal remedy and my very first attempted spellwork and after several days of consuming this tea I feel absolutely wonderful and my girls are raving about how much better they feel symptom wise.
Don’t want to make so much, just cut the dry ingredients in half or convert the quantities to “parts” 2 parts green tea, 1 part rooibios etc. for a small amount to try.