Get as many ingredients as you can. I make different variations of it. If I run out of an ingredients, I still make a batch with other herbs. The most important ones for me to have is fennel and rooibos.
With some herbs, the longer you brew it, the more bitter it taste. Some herbs are so gentle that all they need is to be brewed for a moment. Others need more brewing time to draw out the healing properties. That is why the recipe is divided into two "Tea to be steeped for longer period". I add a little bit of the tea (with herbs that need to be steeped for shorter period of time) to my cup for a few seconds.
I make a fresh batch of tea (that needs to be steeped for a longer period of time ) every morning and allow the herbs to steep all day long, drinking from it continuously throughout the day.
Because licorice may have an energizing effect, I don't blend it in the tea after 3 p.m.
And because peppermint becomes bitter shortly after steeping, I usually add that separately (through a tea strainer) to my tea.
Cistus incanus is another great herb that is antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal.
Dandelion is your friend. Yes, those annoying, “useless” weeds everyone wants to get rid of in order to have the nicest grass in the neighborhood. You either use the whole plant, the roots, or just buy (very affordable) dried dandelion tea in bulk (get both dandelion leaf and root, root powder is harder to manage). The common Dandelion has a very important new role — a very important one. Dandelion has Spike Protein Blocking Capability & Antiplatelet Action. Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) efficiently Blocks the Interaction Between ACE2 Cell Surface Receptor And SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein D614. This means infection of the lung cells using SARS-CoV-2 was efficiently prevented by a water-based dandelion extract (basically a tea). While science waits to confirm clinical evidence, follow the natural laws provided by mother nature to help you keep the balance in your body so that your divinely designed body can do the work of protecting you against harm.
Fennel not only tastes great but it’s a powerful medicine. Because of its shikimic acid content , fennel is a kind of “miracle” molecule that may prove incredibly useful for halting blood clots and defending people from respiratory infections. Shikimic acid is the basis for Tamiflu, and it’s molecule found in Chinese Medicine herb Star Anise, that cures plagues. Tamiflu is the world’s most widely used antiviral drug for treating swine flu, bird flu and seasonal influenza. The major source of shikimic acid now are fennel, Star anise and pine needle. The research has been funded from a variety of sources, including ResearchGate, the Maine Technology Institute, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation and the university’s chemistry department.
Black seed has been shown in studies to have antiviral, antioxidant, antiinflammatory and immune modulator properties.
The following herbs used in this tea contain anti-inflammatory and/or lung supporting properties:
Nettle Stinging Leaf
Dried Seedless Jujube
Here are some other superherbs to consider playing with- rich in Shikimate- known to neutralize spike protein
Fennel and/or Star Anise Tea:
Schizandra Berry* (high in shikimate) ·
Wheatgrass and Wheatgrass Juice (blades are high in shikimate) ·
Triphala formulations: In Sanskrit, the word Triphala means "three fruits”: a combination of Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis), black myrobalan (Terminalia chebula) and belleric myrobalan (Terminalia belerica).
The terminalia fruits are rich in shikimate. ·
St. John’s Wort (shikimate is found throughout the entire plant and in the flowers) ·
Comfrey Leaf (rich in shikimate) ·
Feverfew (leaves and flowers are rich in shikimate) ·
Gingko Biloba Leaf (rich in shikimate) ·
GiantHyssop or Horsemint (Agastache urtifolia) (rich in shikimate) ·
LiquidAmbar (Sweet Gum tree) A tea of the spiky seed pods is rich in shikimate.
These herbs together work magically and effectively towards cleansing, protecting and improving respiratory system. Many of these herbs detoxifies the body, attacks cancer cells, and ramps up the immune system with powerful antioxidants.
Rooibos is a great base. It makes the tea taste palatable against all the bitter flavors of the rest of the ingredients.
It would be optimum if the herbs are certified organic or ethically wildcrafted and US-grown.
Be discerning about what kind of bake/cook ware you use. Read my Safest Cookware and Bakeware article to see what I recommend.
Drinking an adequate amount of fresh, clean water is the #1 thing you can do for your body to boost your energy, improve your immunity, maintain your ideal weight, have a healthy digestion, and improve your overall health. this is the water purification system I recommend.
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