Herbal remedies to soothe vocal cords?
yeah well im singer in this band right?well sometimes after band practice for hours it'll be like my chords are all “dried out”.I just need to know how to get you know a natural way to soothe out my chords =)
There are hundreds of recipes for tea herbs. Once you start drinking them, you will continue to experiment, and you list of favorites will grow. The added health benefits of tea herbs will convince you to become a lifetime user.
Here are just a few of my favorites, including the traditional benefits. It would take an entire volume to list them all. Enjoy these, and research and experiment with different ones.
Ginger Tea Recipe- Ginger tea will give you that ‘warm’ feeling. The thermogenic properties are an excellent benefit if you have a cold, the flu, or chills.
o 4 Cups of cold purified or distilled water
o 2 to 3 inch pieces of fresh ginger root
o Honey and lemon, or
o A few cloves or dash of nutmeg
Use a stainless steel or glass (never use aluminum) sauce pan and bring the water to a boil. Peel the ginger and slice it into thin diagonal slices, and add to the boiling water. Cover the pot and reduce the heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon to taste.
Ginger is a very good digestive aid and is rich in antioxidants.
Red Clover Blossom Tea- Red clover is truly a great tea for women. Research science has found estrogen-like properties and anticoagulant chemicals called courmarins in red clover tea. These may be helpful in menopausal women and women that are having problems with infertility.
Only the dried blossom is used for the tea.
o 1 ounce dried red clover blossom. Use organic grown if possible.
o 1 qt. filtered water
Bring the water to boil. Put the dried clover blossoms in a glass jar that has a tight fitting lid. Fill the jar with boiling water and tighten the lid. Let the tea infuse overnight. Drink 1 to 4 cups a day.
Peppermint Tea Recipe- Peppermint tea has been used for headaches, skin irritations, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, depression, and numerous other remedies. It is good for bad breath, calms the stomach, aids in digestion, and reduces bloating and gas.
Peppermint is very easy to grow. If you are not careful, if will quickly take over your herb garden. It is best to plant in a large pot to keep it from spreading.
o 6 tablespoon of fresh crushed peppermint leaves
o 2 cups of boiling water
Let the tea brew for 3 or 4 minutes. The longer the brewing time the stronger the tea. Children will enjoy a cup of warm mint tea brewed in milk. Peppermint tea may be just the thing you need if you feel a little worn out or have the sniffles.
Thyme Tea- Thyme (pronounced ‘time’) tea has been use for centuries for colds, bronchitis, coughs, and to relax and dry mucous membranes. Thyme will help get rid of hookworms and tapeworms. It is an excellent digestive aid for that upset tummy. Mix it with a little red clover or rosemary. Do not use thyme tea if you are pregnant.
o 1 teaspoon of dried, or 2 teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves
o 2 cups of fresh boiled water.
Stress Reducer- Steep the tea for 4 or 5 minutes. This is also an excellent tea to drink to relieve stress. Use this recipe. It works as well as any over the counter medicine, without side effects.
o 1 cup of lemon balm leaves
o 1 cup of linden leaves
o ¼ cup of crushed valerian root
o 1 tablespoon crushed ginger root
Blend all the ingredients and store in an amber glass jar with a tight lid. Store in a cool dry place. Use one tablespoon of the mixture to a cup of boiling water. Strain and drink before retiring at night
Cleansing Tea- Our system gets clogged from all the junk foods, additives, chemicals, air pollution, and undigested food. If you want to take good care of your health, you should seriously consider doing a complete body cleanse at least twice a year. You will be surprised at what comes out of you! Search online for the Master Cleanse Diet.
o 1 cup dried peppermint leaves
o ½ cup dried, chopped dandelion root
o ¼ cup whole allspice berries
o 2 tablespoon ground ginger root
o One, 1 inch piece licorice root, crushed
o ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Blend all the ingredients and store in a tightly sealed amber glass jar.
Store in a cool dry place. Pour 1 cup of boiled water over one tablespoon of tea. Drink while it is hot with your meal.
I am 70 years old and in good health. I take no medications. I believe that a good diet, including herbs,herb teas, food supplements, proper exercise, and a good outlook on life will add years to your life.
For more information on growing and using tea herbs you may enroll on the Free, Secrets to Herb Gardening mini-course at http://www.secretstoherbgardening.com
Reuben Clark is an herb gardening enthusiast, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with other herb gardening lovers.
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