Soothing ‘n Centering Tea
Soothing ‘N Centering Tea features a rejuvenating, moistening estrogenic herb pueraria. Various forms of pueraria are used medicinally. Pueraria mirifica root, native to Thailand and Burma, is used in skin creams to improve skin quality and has been promoted as a natural hormonal aid to enlarge female breasts and reduce menopausal discomforts. It should be avoided by women who have hormone-sensitive cancers. However, pueraria lobata (ge gen) used in this formula grows wild throughout the southern United States and is known as kudzu root.
Cooks use kudzu in several ways. Eat chopped kudzu leaves raw in salad or cook them like spinach leaves. Saute kudzu leaves, bake them into quiches or deep-fry them. Cook kudzu roots like potatoes, or dry them and grind them into powder. Use kudzu root powder as a breading for fried foods or a thickener for sauces. Medicinally, it clears inflammation and relaxes tight muscles and stiffness in neck and upper back which makes it a useful herb for people spending time hunched over a computer. Kudzu reduces fever and headache due to fever and alcohol hangover, dizziness and upset stomach.
Soothing ‘n Centering formula reduces fever because it combines pueraria with aromatic herbs that increase sweating, including cinnamon, ginger and Chinese chrysanthemum flower. Tasty sweet chrysanthemum tea is used to prevent and treat migraine headache, eye strain and summer heat stroke. Soothing ‘n Centering may also improve mental focus because its balanced formula contains digestive herbs such as white peony root, angelica and tangerine peel which reduce bloating and enhance circulation in our digestive center. All in all Soothing ‘n Centering Tea makes a good companion for tired computer addicts who overheat from too much work or celebrating.
Pueraria root, cinnamon twig/cassia twig, white peony root, ginger, licorice root, jujube, honeysuckle flower, angelica, belamcanda rhizome, tangerine peel, ginseng root, chrysanthemum flower.
People who are unfamiliar with Chinese herbs may find their smell to be strong and taste at times bitter. We suggest that you become acquainted with them gradually. Empty the package of herbs into – quarts of water and simmer them for 30 minutes. A non-metal pot works best. If you have it use a ceramic coated or glass pot. The same herbs may be used again, the second cooking can be as long as 1 hour. Inhale the steam to help clear sinus congestion and head and throat discomforts. Allow the mixture to cool until it is comfortably warm. For fever, drink a small tea cup every two hours or as needed. If necessary you might add a little fresh lemon juice or raw honey to improve the flavor. Cold/flu teas and herbs are best used between meals so that they do not interfere with digestion.
If diarrhea occurs after using detoxifying herbs, reduce the dosage. If weakness occurs after several day’s use, baring allergy, you might use a tonic herb such as reishi mushroom. Please see Fever Fighter in this selection of Herbal Rescue teas.