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Energizing Spring Tonic Tea

Energizing Spring Tonic Tea

Work with natureís cycles, uplift your spirits, wake up your energy, and detoxify your liver with this great spring tonic.

1 part dried damiana leaves
1 part dried St. Johnís Wort flowers
1 part dried mugwort leaves
1 part dried nettle seed
1 part dried rosemary leaves

1. Use about 1 cup of dry ingredients per quart of boiling water. Place herbs in a pot or jar, cover with the boiling water and allow to steep for 20 minutes or longer.

2. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day, a few days a week.

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Adapted from Healing Tonics, by Jeanine Pollak (Storey Books, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Jeanine Pollak. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Healing Tonics, by Jeanine Pollak (Storey Books, 2000).

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1:53AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thank you

10:39PM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Interesting. Have heard of them all except for Damiana which is illegal to possess in Louisiana, is listed there as a prohibited plant. It is best not to use this herb if pregnant.

Many herbal teas are beneficial and tasty but one has to know about any potential side effects.

10:22AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

strange names..

10:40AM PST on Dec 6, 2010

Thank you.

5:44AM PDT on Jul 29, 2010

Thanks for the article.

4:08PM PST on Feb 25, 2010

It doesn't sound luscious and invigorating. My grandmother also commented that no matter how difficult it was to pronounce an herb the better it was for you. She has long since gone and I still retain some of her recipes of then. So now, even though the herbs sound awful I shall take your advice and see how it tastes. Who knows, it might be like some of Grandmother's concoctions of long times past.

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