Made with herbs that are known to help calm skin flare ups, this tea works from the inside out to deliver its powerful benefits to your largest organ. Not only will you reap the benefits of the tea's ingredients, you'll also be able to enjoy the daily ritual of brewing yourself a lovely cup of something soothing and calming.
This tea helps to soothe eczema and other itchy inflammations of the skin.
- 1 oz. red clover flowers
- 1 oz. cleavers herb
- 1 oz. ground dandelion root
- 1 oz. dandelion leaf
- 1 oz. nettle leaves
- 1 oz. heartsease flowering tops
- 1 oz. skullcap tops
Mix together equal parts of the above herbs. Store in a large jar. Shake or mix well before each use.
To make tea, infuse two tablespoons of the mixture in three mugs of boiling water for seven minutes. Drink the three mugs over the course of one day. Drink the tea every day for at least three months.
This recipe makes seven ounces and keeps fresh for one year.
From The Herbal Handbook for Home and Health by Pip Waller, published by North Atlantic Books, copyright © 2015 by Pip Waller. Reprinted by permission of publisher.
Pip Waller is a medical herbalist, massage therapist, plant spirit medicine and shamanic practitioner. She has taught anatomy and physiology to students of natural medicine since 1991, including at the Blarney Centre of Acupuncture and Reflexology, the Academy of Natural Health in London, and the Meridian School of Massage in Birmingham. She has also been a clinical supervisor for the National Institute of Medical Herbalists Training Clinic attached to the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. She is the author of The Herbal Handbook for Home and Health: 501 Recipes for Healthy Living, Green Cleaning, and Natural Beauty, and Holistic Anatomy: An Integrative Guide to the Human Body. Learn more at pipwaller.co.uk.