Teas: Flax Seed Tea, Pumpkin Seed Tea, Green Tea

Flax Seed Tea
This is a simple, yet very effective, good tasting tea used by folk healers in Israel for generations. They used it for many ailments such as lung and throat disturbances (especially with accumulated mucus or inflammation present), to clear hacking coughs and for urinary tract inflammation.

Flax seed tea was also used for any type of joint pain, such as low back pain, including debilitating sciatica. In the latter case, drink 1 cup of warm tea every 3 or 4 hours on an empty stomach until pain subsides. The boiled seeds (still warm) and soft from the boiling, can be placed in a cloth bag and applied as a poultice to the low back, as hot as the person can stand it, where the pain is the greatest and then kept in place until the heat subsides. To hold the heat in, a heavy towel can be placed over the cloth bag.

Flax seed tea was also considered a prime remedy to evacuate gallbladder or kidney stones when used in the following manner: one tablespoon of pure olive oil (solvent-free) taken before and after 11⁄2 cups of warm flax seed tea is taken.

The following tea is a good basic flax seed tea to help promote general health and detoxification.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons Premier Flax Seeds (or other organic whole, unground flax seeds)
2 cups purified water

Directions:
1. Bring the water to a boil in a sauce pan.
2. Add flax seeds and simmer for 7 minutes
3. Turn off the heat; take the pan off the heat and let steep (covered for 30 minutes).
4. Let tea cool,and then drink.

Pumpkin Seed Tea
Pumpkin seed tea has been used for centuries as a folk medicine to help clear many debilitating conditions such as joint pain and soreness, painful gout, internal parasites, immune system problems, lack of energy and much more. A tea is made to release the potent, immune-boosting phy to chemicals contained in raw pumpkin seeds so that the body can easily absorb them to gently but powerfully detoxify itself.

Ingredients
5 purified water
11⁄2 cups raw, whole organic pumpkin seeds (not salted or roasted)

Directions:
Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan.
Add the pumpkin seeds. Turn the heat down to a simmer (a low,slightly bubbly boil) and simmer for 15 minutes with the pan uncovered.
Strain the liquid through a strainer. The tea may be saved in the refrigerator to drink at a later time, but it is best to drink it warm.

NOTE: Do not save the spent pumpkin seeds. Throw them out. Use fresh seeds to make your next batch.

Green Tea
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon of Premier Green Tea
2 cups purified water

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a boil in a non toxic pan.
  2. After the water comes to a boil, add the green tea. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes,
  3. After 5 minutes, pour the tea into a nontoxic cup (especially good are glass or nontoxic ceramic). Let cool, then drink (You may throw the cooked tea leaves away.)