Plants for Making Tea

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There are a lot of different teas around, but what I want to do is give you a list of plants that can be used that you may have forgotten about.

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When you make tea, it is best if you either dry the leaves or use them fresh, then pour your hot water over them and let them steep from 5 to 15 minutes.

Blueberry Tea

You can drink 1 or 2 cups of this tea per day. This tea is good for inflamed kidneys and as a blood purifier.

Persimmon Tea

Drink the tea while it is still warm. The tea is going to be very strong, but it is a good source for vitamin C, and you can drink it all year.


Sassafras Tea

After washing the roots really well, boil them until your water turns a reddish brown. This tea is good for bronchitis and can be used as a blood thinner and purifier.

Alfalfa Tea

Dry and powder the leaves and the flower heads, then mix it in with your regular tea. It has lot of vitamins and you can drink it all year.

Wild Rose-Hip Tea

These leaves can be use either dried or fresh. Let the dried leaves steep for about 10 minutes before drinking. For the fresh leaves just throw some in cool water and leave them over night. In the morning you can reheat then drink. This tea has lots of vitamin C and is used for colds, flu and sore throats.


Birch Tea

You can use the dried leaves of the white, black and yellow birch. If you drink this tea hot, it can be used for rheumatism, headaches, as a fever reducer, and to help with passing kidney stones.

Sweet Goldenrod Tea

This tea doesn’t have any particular benefits, but you can drink it made from either dried leaves, fresh leaves or flowers. It’s very good and flavorful and you can drink it all year.


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