Using herbs as medicine is an enjoyable part of helping our family stay well. My children probably don’t remember a time when they weren’t offered a cup of tea to ease a queasy tummy or to help them relax in the evening.
While we use a variety of herbal remedies, teas are not only one of the safer methods of administration, they’re likely one of the more simple ways to consume the goodness of herbs. When my children have a sore throat, I could give them a small dose of an Echinacea glycerite, but that doesn’t compare to feeling the comforting warmth of a tea directly against the aggravated area.
But how much medicinal herbal tea do we give to ensure results without worry of overdosing?
As I wrote above, one of the benefits of using a tea is that the risk of consuming in excess, compared to other methods, is typically less. Because we use water as the menstruum, one of the side benefits of consuming a medicinal tea is not only the therapeutic traits of an herb but also the hydrating benefits of the water, a health-promoting act in itself. Also compared to other forms of herbal preparations, a tea is considered one of the less concentrated methods of receiving the benefits of the herbs.
But as chamomile tea may help ease a queasy tummy, the body may not need (or want) an excessive amount of chamomile, so let’s take a look at a few appropriate amounts of keeping balance.
To read more on dosing guidelines for children all the way up to adults, visit the Bulk Herb Store blog, where I’m contributing today.
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