Given the current level of panic and the despicable practice of some people buying up entire stock amounts to scalp people who actually need these items, I’m sharing an entire chapter of my first book.
I’m writing this during the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of us, the infection would be a very mild cough. However, the elderly and immune compromised are actually at risk of more serious illness and death.
The mild nature of the infection means plenty of people who have confirmed illness feel it is OK to continue to go out to public gatherings and spreading the illness to those who are vulnerable. Thanks assholes. Thankfully it doesn’t transmit nearly as easily as the media hype would have you think.
It helps reduce panic if you feel that there is a course of action that you can take or a loved one can take so I’m sharing the entire herbal chapter from my first book The Natural Path. If you’re not making heavily spiced food then just make medicinal teas. Avoid dairy based cream in the teas because pasturized dairy increases mucus production *sips heavily creamed coffee*.
For sweeteners it is best to use brown sugar, WILDflower honey, or real maple syrup. Each of these is high in mineral and antioxidant content, as well as polyphenols.
Also; for woody spices such as cinnamon they will require a longer steeping time than something like mint or dill. Steeping time will be from 5 – 20 minutes. When you are done it should be fragrant and yes you can use fresh instead of dried herbs if that is what you have.
Click on the name of any herb/spice you actually have in your cupboards for the full profile, make sure to read the ENTIRE profile to make sure it’s a good match for you. The properties you will be looking for are antimicrobial, antiviral, bronchodilator, and immune boosting/immuno-stimulant.
Keep any “tea” blends” within the 2-5 ingredient range, this makes it easier to avoid complications from the cautions but still lets you make it stronger by having more than one herb. If you only have one option in your cupboards then just work with it but don’t consume too much out of stress/anxiety. Too much star anise can give seizures ok? OK.
Traditional guidelines around medicinal teas is 2-5 cups per day. If you are looking for a child then think milder, less frequent, the younger they are the more caution you need to apply.
All of the profiles are done in my unique Quick Reference Data Sheet format, goverment databases and other scientific research is used to build the profiles.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is not intended to be a substitute for medical counselling. Please do not attempt self-treatment without first consulting a medical professional. The author and publisher expressly disclaim any and all liability for any claims, damages, losses, judgements, expenses, costs, or injuries resulting from any information provided in this article. This information is provided for educational purposes only.
- Stinging nettle
- Lemon balm
- Green tea
- Black seed