How to Make A Powerful Red Clover Healing Tea

How to Make A Powerful Red Clover Healing Tea
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In this article I am going to give you a recipe for a red clover tea that is effective treatment for many ailments. Red clover is a powerful herb with strong healing properties. It is high in natural protective antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. It has a pleasant flavor and is great for general health.

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This red clover tea combines several herbs that are known to treat coughs, respiratory system congestion, bronchitis, asthma, and it’s great for general cleansing. It is beneficial for cleansing your lymphatic system and helps with removing toxins from your body. It can even help you treat rheumatism and gout and it is also recommended for diabetics.

Red clover has been used to treat these health issues because it is expectorant, warming and antimicrobial. Red clover tops are also anti-spasmodic, which means that they lessen the repetitive coughing of medical conditions that cause cough, such as whooping cough, bronchitis and cold. Gargling with red clover tea has been known to relieve sore throat as well.

The other herb in this infusion, sage, not only helps to soothe stubborn coughs and excess mucus, but it also treats sore throat, is antibacterial and lowers fever by causing you to sweat.

The last herb in the infusion is thyme. Thymol, the active compound in thyme, is an effective remedy for bronchitis, whooping cough and mucus production.

In addition to fighting infections, thyme also relaxes spasms of the bronchial passages. Adding to it honey, which is a cough suppressant and sore throat soother in its own right, and lemon and ginger, will make the job done.

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Red Clover Healing Tea

2 cups boiling water
1 tbsp. dry clover flowers (if you use fresh herbs, triple the amount)
1 tsp. each dry thyme and dry sage (if you use fresh herbs, triple the amount)
Ginger slice
Honey and lemon to taste

Preparation
Simmer all the ingredients (except the honey and lemon) in 2 cups of water for a few minutes. Strain and add juice of a lemon and honey once the tea has cooled somewhat and is nicely warm (rather than boiling hot). Sip slowly 1/2 cup of the warmed infusion 4 times throughout the day.

Other Health Benefits of Red Clover Tea

Red Clover for Hot Flashes

Modern scientific tests have shown that red clover contains plant-based chemicals that produce estrogen-like effects in the body. These substances have shown potential in the treatment of a number of conditions associated with menopause.

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Although there is no conclusive evidence that red clover reduces hot flashes, some women claim that this herb has helped them to reduce hot flashes. Red clover is available in several forms: as an extract, dried herb used for tea, tincture and capsules.

Red clover for Acne

Red clover helps to balance the sex hormones, including testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. It’s useful for treating acne that is caused by puberty in boys and girls, or by menstruation or menopause in women.

Red Clover for Kidney Health

The kidneys are one of the main systems and organs that your body uses to detoxify itself. They are major organs that are responsible for clearing waste from your body.

Red clover is a diuretic herb that stimulates the removal of waste and water from the kidneys.

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Red Clover for Detox

Red clover is a blood cleanser and detoxifier, which is suitable to use for all types of rashes and eczema. You can drink the red clover tea for cleansing your body from heavy metals and chemical toxicity, including those caused by the use of drugs. For more detox ideas – have a look at my eBook: “The Detox Guide

Red Clover – Precautions

You shouldn’t consume red clover if you suffer from the below health conditions:

  • Red clover is not recommended for use by pregnant women, or those struggling with estrogen dominance conditions. Large amounts of red clover might have some of the same effects as estrogen. But red clover isn’t as strong as estrogen pills. Taking red clover along with estrogen pills might decrease the effects of estrogen pills.
  • Red clover is not  recommended for use in those with breast or ovarian cancer.
  • Taking red clover along with birth control pills might decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills
  • Some medications may also interact with red clover.

Where To Buy Red Clover

You can purchase red clover tea bags and dry red clover at your local health store. But you can also buy them online: for example this page in amazon sells organic dry red clover and this page in amazon sells red clover tea bags.

You can find more useful information about the above herbs and other herbs in the Herbal Remedies Guide. This guide will teach you how to treat common ailments using herbs:

Herbal Remedies Guide

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