Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nursing Tea


Modern Vervain Uses

Vervain is an astringent, diuretic, alterative, emetic, antispasmodic, nervine and diaphoretic. Internally, this herb is phenomenal at reducing any stress-related ailment, from tension headaches and migraines to IBS and insomnia. Externally, vervain makes an excellent eyewash for tired, inflamed eyes (in tea form), especially when combined with borage, chamomile, eyebright and lady’s mantle. It also works well in homemade mouthwash for treating infected gums, and sore mouths and throats, and in poultices for skin ulcers and wounds.

Nursing Tea: Combine 1 quart of water with 1 teaspoon of vitex berries, 1 teaspoon blessed thistle leaves, 1/2 teaspoon vervain leaves, 1/2 teaspoon nettle leaves, 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds, and 1/4 teaspoon anise seeds; steep for 20 minutes; drink 1 to 3 cups a day.''

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