Tea with honey
July 6, 2018
VV Pokhlebkin in his brochure “Tea” indicated that at least 120-130 chemicals were found in tea. These are essential oils (0.02%), tannins (15-30%), protein substances (16-25%), alkaloids (1-4%), vitamins B1, B2, PP, C, R, K, provitamins And other, inorganic substances (4-7%). He cites tea recipes with honey and other ingredients widely used by folk medicine. Warm tea of medium brew tea with lemon, black pepper and honey is successfully used as a diaphoretic for colds of respiratory tract and lungs, and also as a diuretic.
Dr D. McLedon (USA), on the basis of his experiments, asserts that tea contains a lot of fluoride, so it can be used as an effective means to prevent the occurrence of dental caries. However, this valuable feature of tea is neutralized by sugar, with which people drink tea, as sugar contributes to the destruction of teeth, and the preventive value of tea is greatly reduced.
A, Ertel and E. Bauer, with constipation, recommend as an excellent laxative tea tea made from flaxseed, anise, fennel and honey. A teaspoonful of the composition should be added in 1/2 liter of water and boiled for 3-4 minutes. The components of this remedy: crushed linseed are used in catarrh and as a mild laxative; fruits of fennel – pharmacy fennel – as a remedy for coughing, as a laxative, contributing to better digestion. As for honey, it is a well-known regulator of intestinal tract function.
Sebastian Kneipp recommends a medicinal jam of black elderberry berries with honey as a useful tool, especially in winter, for people leading a sedentary lifestyle. A spoonful of this jam on a glass of water gives a pleasant drink that has a beneficial effect on the stomach and kidneys. It should be added that scientific medicine borrowed the description of the medicinal properties of black elderberry fruits from the eternally living
Bedrenets-saxifrage. Decoction of the saffron thyme in water and wine (1: 1) or infusion (10 g of roots per 200 g of water with 20 g of honey) take one tablespoon 3-5 times a day. This broth or infusion – a very good expectorant, as well as a strengthening agent after the diseases. Tea made from hamstones-saxifrage with rosehip and honey is recommended to drink 2 glasses a day against urolithiasis. The famous Swiss connoisseur of medicinal herbs I. Künzle recommends giving the infusion of a femur with honey on a teaspoon 2-3 times a day.
The elderberry is black. For medicinal purposes use flowers and fruits. Elder flowers contain malic, valeric, tartaric acids, choline, essential oil, sugar, astringents, colorants and a hormonal substance that acts stimulantly on the endocrine glands.
Tea, prepared from flowers, is a good diaphoretic; fruits in fresh form used in neuralgia, bark infusion – a diuretic. One and a half tablespoons of elderberry flowers insist on a glass of water, add a spoonful of honey and drink on a tablespoon 5 times a day or half a cup in the morning and evening for a month. Such tea with honey – a good diaphoretic at a feverish condition, at a flu.
Tea made of elderberry blossoms (15 g), peppermint (15 g), yarrow (15 g), a small amount of crushed ginger cook in 1.5 liters of water over low heat. Then drain and drink tea with honey (one tablespoon of honey per glass of tea) in half a cup 6 times a day with severe pain in the abdomen.
When coughing and feverish state, tea from elderberry flowers (2 tablespoons per 0.5 liters of water) is taken with honey 3-5 cups a day.
Tea from 6-8 crushed elderberry leaves to a glass of water with honey and sage added to drink during hemorrhoids (half a cup a day for 4-5 weeks).
Devyasil high with honey found wide application in folk and scientific medicine as an expectorant. A tablespoon of crushed root elecampane (sold in pharmacies) pour a glass of water and boil for 10 minutes. On a glass of filtered and cooled decoction add a tablespoon of honey. Take the composition of a tablespoon 3 times a day for an hour before eating with a strong cough.
Oak is crooked, or plain. For medicinal purposes, acorns, bark and leaves are used. K. Apinis points out that tea made from oak leaves, acorns and bark with honey is an excellent remedy for diseases of the lungs, stomach, liver. The addition to this tea of honey enhances its therapeutic effect.
Linden tea with honey. For medicinal purposes, flowers of small-leaved and large-leaved lime are most often used. Sweatshop tea (No. 1): flowers of lime and raspberry berries in equal parts; Shotgun collection (No. 1): linden flowers – one part, oak bark – 2 parts; Shotgun collection (No. 2): linden flowers – 2 parts, chamomile flowers – 3 parts.
Lime tea with honey for various diseases has a beneficial effect, it helps to clear the lungs of phlegm. D. Shvikule believes that tea from lime flowers with honey and grape wine cures anemia, and pale-faced women return a fresh and healthy face.
G. Gertvig recommends using linden tea with lime honey. Such tea gives good results in the treatment of influenza; drink it best by cup in the morning and in the evening. The following drinks are helpful.
Tea made from mint and chamomile with honey. Mint and chamomile pour boiling water, cover with a lid for 10 minutes; The resulting infusion strain through a sieve, put the honey to taste and serve instead of tea. Mint – a teaspoon, chamomile – a teaspoon, water – a glass, honey – to taste (from Polish cuisine).
Tea made from rose hips and chamomile. Fruit rose hips, pour water and boil for 5 minutes. In boiling water, put chamomile, close the lid and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Infusion strain, add honey and serve instead of tea. Fruit of a dogrose – a table spoon, camomiles – a teaspoon, water – a glass, honey – to taste.
Milk drink with black currant and honey. Milk boil and stir with honey, cool. The currant should be washed, drained, cleaned of the peduncles, wiped through a sieve. In the dishes with mashed berries, slowly pour in the milk, quickly stirring so that it does not curdle. Use in a refrigerated state. Honey – 4 tablespoons, milk – 3 glasses, black currant – 300 g.
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