Category Archives: Steeped

Nettle Tea

By Cat, June 2, 2018 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) If you are familiar with nettles, you will know that their leaves can really give you a sore sting. But there are ways to gather and prepare them to avoid … Continue reading

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Sage or Thyme Tea

by Cat, Oct 2017 (photo by Cat) Sage, or sage and thyme mix, in a warm tea is also healing for a sore throat, as both herbs have antimicrobial properties. I add ⅛ – ¼ tsp unrefined sea salt  if treating … Continue reading

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Flor-Essence or Essiac medicinal tea: instructions for making

By Cat, May 25, 2017 Another name for this tea is Essiac; it is also available commercially, but I buy a similar herb mix at Swan Valley Herbs in Bigfork, and make my own tea at home. The method is a … Continue reading

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Mugwort Tea from Swan Valley Herbs

by Cat, May 25, 2017 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Swan Valley Herbs is an old-fashioned apothecary shop specializing in dried herbs, tinctures and salves, owned by Tom Tracey in Bigfork MT (1). I’ve been using this herbal mix – … Continue reading

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Sage & thyme Gargle or Tea for sore throat

By Cat, November 2016 (Photo, right, by Cat) I’ve been bugged by lingering cold symptoms for the last few weeks. Well, to be honest, it dates back to early August when I had strep throat. After treating that with penicillin, … Continue reading

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