anise, ginger, walnut
- Anise tea serves many purposes: It relieves coughs and strengthens the memory, it eliminates oily skin problems, stimulates milk flow in nursing mothers and helps with heartburn and indigestion. This Multi-Purpose Healing Tea can be brewed from about 7 tsp of anise seed, added to a quart of boiling water. Then let the tea simmer down to 1.5 pints. Strain. If used to relieve hacking coughs and to strengthen the memory, add 4 tsp of honey and glycerin (to preserve syrup tea, can be obtained in drugstores) while still warm, and take 2 tsp every few hours against the cough, and 2 tbsps three times a day to strengthen the memory. If used to get rid of oily skin, enhance milk flow in nursing mothers or relieve stomach problems, drink 2 cups of the strained tea once or twice daily.
- Ginger tea rids sinuses, throat and lungs of mucus buildup and breaks high fever to boot: Grate enough ginger to equal about 2 level tbsps, the add them to 2 cups of boiling water and cover. Let steep for 30 minutes, drink 1 cup while still warm every 2.5 hrs.
- To get rid of persistent coughing in the throat and excessive accumulation of phlegm in the lungs, add 3 finely ground walnuts and 3 slices of fresh finely grated ginger to any kind of warm liquid or hot broth and swallow slowly before retiring. By the next morning all symptoms of coughing and phlegm will have disappeared for good.