The principles of making mixtures of herbs for making tea, infusion or broth. How to take them correctly.
In any traditional medicine, mixtures of herbs are usually used. Their correct combination increases the healing power, expands the scope, compensates for the side effects of herbs.
How to choose the composition of herbal tea
1. Choose the main grass, which is most suitable in each case.
2. Herbs with a similar action are added to it – similar properties reinforce each other. Since herbs have a versatile effect, the dominant effect will depend on which herbs are combined with the main grass. Example: if you add sweatshops to tea with raspberries, sweatshops will be expressed effect – and if herbs that improve digestion are added to tea with raspberries, another action of raspberries will be manifested.
3. Auxiliary herbs can be added to the composition, the effect of which supplements the main one. Example: in the sweatshirts of tea with a cold, you can add herbs that have softening cough and expectorant properties.
4. Herbal teas (infusions, decoctions) often include herbs that have an effect opposite to that of the main components. Antidote herbs balance the effect of the herbal composition, soften possible side effects and protect tissues from excessive exposure. Example: herbs that enhance digestion can be included in the tonic composition – they will balance the tendency of the main components to weaken digestion.
5. To improve the absorption and general effect of herbs, some stimulating herbs are sometimes added to the composition. This is usually red pepper or dry ginger. Their dosage is so small that, providing proper assimilation of the main components, they do not change their action.
6. One or two herbs can be added in small doses to cleanse the body of toxins and waste. These are usually diuretic or laxative herbs.
7. To give the composition maximum efficiency, it is taken with a specific carrier substance. In Ayurveda they are called anupans. Usually it is: cold or hot water, milk, ghee, butter, vegetable oils, honey, unrefined sugar, fruit juices, etc.