Maintain your health with herbal teas – Herbal Tea Calendar for July
07.01.-02. – bowel cleanse
To empty the bowels completely, drink a cup of laxative tea, using either senna or alder buckthorn bark tea or any other herbal laxative tea that you know will completely empty your bowels.
07.03 – 07.18: build your immune system
Drink one cup of Thyme or St. John’s wort tea every morning. You may alternate the two teas.
07.19 strenghten your glands
One cup of Lady’s Bedstraw tea in the morning.
07.20 – 07.31 strengthen reproductive organs
Gyorgy Szabo recommends drinking 1 cup of yarrow tea every third day during this period. Add 1 teaspoonful of yarrow to a cup of hot water, let it steep for 5 minutes. This is good for all women over 14 years of age. During this time a yarrow sitz bath is also recommended. To make this you’ll need about 5 quarts of tea, adding 1 tablespoonful of yarrow to every quart of water. Let it steep, strain and add to bath water. Keep water below the level of the heart.
Smallflower or Hairy Willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum) tea is recommended for men 14 years or older, but especially recommended for men over 50. Drink one cup of this tea every third day. It is a specific for a specific for benign prostatic hyperplasia and a mild diuretic.