Recipe: On-line Stress Buster Tea

Recipes:
Recipe and techniques are from Garden Guides, an online resource for gardening enthusiasts, and Growing and Using Echinacea by Kathleen Brown.
* See below.

On-Line Stress Buster Tea?

Ingredients
1 part Echinacea root?
1 part licorice root?
1 part dandelion root and leaf?
1 part bladder wrack leaf?
1 part eyebright leaf?
1 part ginko leaf?
1 part goto kola leaf?
1 part kelp?
1 part oatstraw?

Instructions

Decoct* the Echinacea, licorice and dandelion roots using the technique described above. Remove from heat and add the remaining herbs. Stir well, cover the pot, and allow to steep another 10 to 20 minutes. Strain. Add honey and lemon if desired.

*According to Garden Guides, to make a decoction, or extraction, “combine 2 teaspoons of dried root and 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour. Strain out the herb.”

Horticulture does not assume any liability for allergic or negative reactions to any of the listed herbal ingredients.

Side effects:

Allergic reactions, according to the NCCAM, are the most common side effect, resulting usually in the form of rashes, increased asthma and anaphylaxis. Those allergic to plants in the daisy family are more prone to having an allergic reaction to Echinacea.

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