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Basic Remedy Teas

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Whether you’re tired of popping Aleve or you just really have to let one rip but can’t, sometimes, you want an alternative to standard methods of relief. For mild cases of uncomfortable but fleeting maladies, sometimes, a cup of tea can do the trick. These recipes are based on traditional remedies from around the world and work on an anecdotal level. They’ll do no harm, and they taste pretty good, and best case scenario, they’ll make you feel better right quick.

It should also be noted that I drink tea in industrial-sized portions. My standard mug holds just over two cups of tea and takes two bags. These recipes will brew two standard cups or one big one. If you have normal-people-size mugs, you can brew these in a measuring cup or French press and refill your cup as needed. You’ll likely want a tea ball if you aren’t using a press. Alternatively, you can brew loose and strain out the solids with a sieve. Pantry spices work just fine (they’re what I use other than the mint, which I grow and dry myself).

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Gas Relief Tea

1/2 tsp Mint (peppermint or spearmint) leaves, dried
1/8 tsp Coriander seeds, popped
1/4 tsp Anise seed, crushed til fragrant (not powdered)
1 bag Chamomile tea
1 bag or 1/2 tsp Toasted Dandelion Root
Honey (as desired)

Hot pack (for your stomach)

Brew your tea for seven minutes and heat up a hot pack. If you don’t have a heat pack or hot water bottle, you can make a heat pack with a clean sock and some uncooked rice or oatmeal. Fill the sock 3/4 of the way full, tie it off, and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Do not set a hot pack directly on your skin.

Enjoy your tea while lying on your back with the hot pack on your torso. Relief usually comes within 30-60 minutes (be sure to clear the room before your body does it for you). Gas cramp relief should start as soon as things start moving (and exiting your body).

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Headache Tea

1/4 tsp Rosemary, dried
1/4 tsp Coriander seeds, popped
1/2 tsp Peppermint leaves, dried
1 bag Black Tea
Honey (as desired)

Brew your tea for seven minutes and enjoy it hot. If you have peppermint oil, rubbing a drop on your temples can also bring relief from tension headaches. Naps and hot showers are also potential non-tablet solutions for your cranial woes.

If you’re getting tension headaches fairly often, you might need glasses or, like most of us, you might need to drink more water. If it becomes a concern, talk to your doctor.

Heartburn Tea

1/2 tsp Ginger root (minced)
1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp Dried parsley
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/8 tsp Black pepper
1 bag Licorice tea
2 tbsp Milk (or milk substitute)
Honey (as desired)

Put ginger, fenugreek, and parsley in a tea ball alongside your licorice tea, and add the turmeric powder and black pepper directly to the mug. Alternatively, mince up about 1/2 tsp turmeric root and crush three black peppercorns and add them to the tea ball as well. Add honey if desired.

Steep for five minutes, add milk, and sip slowly.

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