Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tea of the Month Club

A common practice for herbal healing is to focus on and spend some time healing and toning that area with an herb or formula of herbs.  The amount of time spent can vary depending on how severe the problem is, if there is one at all.  If you just want to tone the area, a month may be enough.  For a more severe problem such as cancer, lyme disease or arthritis, many months or years may need to be spent.  For a problem like the common cold, I start with echinacea, elder berry and extra vitamin c when I notice that people around me are getting sick.  I stick with it until I notice fewer people sniffling and coughing.  This could be a month, or unfortunately it could go on for many months.  If this doesn’t work and I get the cold too, I add more herbs and more cups of tea until I feel better!  For other problems, such as hormonal balance, I may stick with the herbs for 2 months and then take some time off to see how things have gone.  When my heart is feeling heavy, I seek out soothing herbs and may only need them for a few days.
Given the nature of herbs and the slow action they may take, a month is often needed to feel effects.  But depending on your individual body, some people may notice changes in as little as a few days.  How much you take in also has an effect.  With teas, I like to drink 1-3 glasses a day.  You may choose to drink the 3 glasses a day to feel optimum results. Using the cold example again, if I have a cold, I’ll drink 3 or even more glasses a day.  If I’m just trying to boost my immune system in attempts to prevent a cold, I’ll just have on cup a day.  Even one cup every few days can still be doing your body good!  That’s one more cup of goodness, and hopefully one less cup of some sugary drink!
Back to the tea of the month… All of my tea blends were created with a specific purpose in mind, usually reflected in the title.  These blends are not a cure for any problem, but can help as an aid.  I’ve chosen one of these blends specifically for each month of the year.  Each month I will talk more about why I chose each blend.
Teas will be sent out the week before the beginning of the month to make sure you have that tea to start drinking on or around the first of the month.  There’s no strict schedule here, some blends are good for an entire season.  You don’t have to stay on schedule, but if you choose to we can hopefully have discussions about the focus for the month.
Below is a list of teas we may be drinking:
January-Drift Off To Dreamland
February-Happy Heart
March-Tranquil Tummy
April-De-Toxic Avenger
May-Berry Brainy
June-Aphrodite’s Blend
July-Kooling On The Shore
August-Gingerly Lemon-Aid
September-Sing Like A Bird
October-Fall Into Smiles

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