Friday, July 18, 2008

Mint, Chamomile and Ginger Tea


I am endlessly inspired by other parents who creatively feed their kids. I went out to dinner with a mother tonight who eliminated meat and milk from her diet to solve her chronic health issues and she told me how she loves to make mint and chamomile tea for her kids to heal them. While researching mint and ginger tea I found a yogic cooking site that recommended raw onion and mint tea. I am not quite ready to embrace onion juice on a daily basis, but if anyone in my family ever gets an ear infection again, it sounds very promising.

Mint Tea

1 cup boiling water
5 large mint tea leaves
sugar or honey to taste

Put five large mint leaves in cup or mug. Add boiling water. Add sugar or honey to taste.
Let steep. Serve room temperature or cold for the kiddies.

Chamomile Tea has been used for colic in research studies and is thought to be an anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown that although it is helpful to boost the immune system and fight colds, it is also a phenolic food, which some kids are sensitive to. Buy a high quality, herbal tea if you are going to be giving it to your kids.

Ginger Tea aids with digestion of fat and this tea is a good after dinner option.

You can slice a small piece of ginger and boil in water.

or

Peel ginger. Chop into small pieces. Puree in blender with water and freeze flat in small ziplock bags. Chop off a small piece and boil in water for tea. You can strain through a small strainer before serving. I love this tea, but my Dad said it was too "third worldy for him."

3 comments:

Lauren said...

Herbal tea is soo good for you. When we were in England we drank it all the time.

ps Is there one that helps with the stomach flu - that is an illness I would like to permantly eliminate in my house!! xo

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gfcfmom said...

Here is a link to a blog on natural stomach flu remedies. Chamomile and mint tea are at the top of the list.

http://grammas-herbal-remedies.blogspot.com/

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Isobella said...

This is a great recipe! I will try this with my little ones. They all seem to have allergies. Thank you! To find spiritual peace we must first get the body in shape! Isobella

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