Most important is your intention while cooking the Healing Herbs that will help you restore balance. You will also need a NON-METAL pot with a lid, i.e., Glass pot (Visionware, Corningware or Pyrex), Clay pot or Porcelain pot. A bamboo strainer is preferred over a metal one.
Empty 1 bag of herbs into pot adding 5 cups of filtered or distilled water.
Bring to a boil on medium flame
Lower the flame and simmer for 30 min, unless I instruct you to do diffently. Use a timer!
Strain tea into a glass container
Add 4 ½ cups of water and repeat steps 2 & 3
Strain the tea and keep refrigerated in the same container from Step 4
If you got powdered herbs in a separate bag, dissolve them in strained decoction.
How to drink your tea
- Drink 1 cup of tea 3 times a day before/after meals. Drink 1 ½ cup am and another 1 ½ cup pm if you don’t have time for 3 cups. Drink warm, not hot. Refrigerate remaining tea.
- The tea may be stored in a thermos container if you need to bring it to work.
- Do not add honey, sugar or any kind of sweeteners to the herb tea. Doing so will alter the properties of the herbs.
- If you find the taste unpleasant, you may put a drop of lemon juice on your tongue or eat a few raisins to get rid of the after taste.
- Do not reheat your tea in the microwave since it will change the properties of the formulation. Use a stainless steel pot instead.
- If your stomach feels upset, be sure to drink the tea after meals, not on an empty stomach. Sometimes, adding slices of fresh ginger root to the herbal decoction during cooking will ameliorate the discomfort.
Never hesitate to email me with questions!
Yamin Chehin L.Ac