Detox/Anti-histamine Teas

by Bea Garth, copyright 2015

Here’s a quick anti-migraine, anti-histamine, anti SIBO
(Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) tea I am finding helpful.
Its not the only one I use, however it is a goodie:

1/4 cup dried or fresh olive leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger root
2 teaspoons dried (or better fresh!) holy basil
2 teaspoons dried (or fresh) skullcap

Boil two cups of water. Turn off heat and remove from burner. Add the above ingredients and let steep 20 minutes. Strain and drink!–or better yet, almost bring the water to a boil and pour over the ingredients in a teapot. Place on a warmer device and let sit 12 hours before drinking. This will give you the maximum benefit of the olive leaves.

Note: if I don’t have the holy basil or skullcap, I don’t sweat it. The tea is fine detoxifier without them. However with them, I find it makes it an especially effective anti-histamine tea.



by Bea Garth, copyright 2015

I find this tea to be a good anti migraines as well as plain old good detoxifier for the liver and gall bladder, not to mention normalizing everything else, like my low bp and numerous food sensitivities. IMHO it even helps rectify toxicity issues I get from being low in super oxide dismutase. However its usually waytoo strong for those who have difficulty dealing with herbs (IBS etc.).

Note: the wormwood is extremely bitter. I like it since it stimulates my digestive juices, and is excellent for my liver and gallbladder. It also helps
protect me from parasites and certain bacteria and microbes.

1 tablespoon powdered dandelion root (helps detox the liver and kidneys)
1 tablespoon powdered licorice root (raises blood pressure, mild adrenal stimulant)
1 tablespoon powdered barberry root (antibacterial, detoxes liver, helps against
food sensitivities etc.)

Bring water to boil and put in the above roots in 6 cups of water;
simmer covered for half an hour. Leave cover of pot ajar at first after the
first boil, so the mixture won’t foam over the top of the pan.

Then add in:
1 tablespoon powdered wormwood
Let sit covered for another 20 minutes before drinking.
Take in one half to one cup doses.

NOTE: I often dilute the recipe in my cup half and half with water so its bitter, but not too bitter!


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