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Best Tea (decoction) for Colds and Flu

by An excerpt from Herbal Antibiotics

October 2005

- 3 cups water
- 1 ounce dried Sage
- Raw honey
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Pinch of Cayenne

1. Boil Sage at a slow boil in water until liquid is reduced by one half. Let cool.
2. Strain liquid, and press Sage to remove as much liquid as possible.
3. Reheat to barely hot, and add fresh wildflower honey to taste. Let cool; add juice of 1 lemon and a pinch of Cayenne.
4. Store in refrigerator.

To Use: Take 1 tablespoon (cold) to 1 cup (hot) as often as needed for the beginning of throat or upper respiratory infections.

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After childbirth, a mama's body is gearing up for breastfeeding. It also begins a cleansing process as chemicals, hormones, and nutrients are all adjusting to proper levels as before the pregnancy. The liver, kidneys, colon, etc. are all very involved in this cleansing. Herbs that aid in this process are known as liver cleansers and as blood purifiers. Amazingly enough, many of the liver cleansers and blood purifiers also promote milk production. Some of these herbs are: Fennel, Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, and Dandelion. Most of us may not see the relation between breastfeeding and cleansing. However, God provided the herbs that aid the new mother to get both jobs done. The Mama's Milk Tea recipe was contributed by one of our readers, and includes herbs for after birth.