Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lemongrass/Basil Tea...


Because we live on a tropical island where the temperature doesn't change much...
we are able to grow herbal plants year around                 

and since God put these herbs on earth for us as food and medicine...
they are far better for us than synthetic drugs that often cause problems in the long run


our gardens have plenty of lemongrass and basil growing right now...
and I love to use them for making one of my favorite teas

I find that combining them makes a palatable and healthy tea
both herbs are chock full of nutrients and medicinal properties
you can click on the links (the names) below for more useful information on them


both of these herbs are great for colds and the flu illnesses
both are anti-fungal and will help in controlling respiratory symptoms and pain


we don't hold back on the herbs here on Pilgrim's Farm
we make our teas strong, adding raw honey if needed

for an 8 cup pitcher...
8 cups of hot water, but not boiling
20 leaves of lemongrass
a big fistfull of basil leaves and flowers, if they are in bloom

crush the herbs well
this will bring out the oils in them for medicinal purposes

pour the hot water over the herbs in the pitcher
we steep our teas for a few hours
when ready to drink, the tea can be warmed up or iced if you live in warm climates

many times, I put in 6 teaspoons of black or green tea to the pitcher to make a hearty drink...
and put in enough raw honey to make the tea as sweet as we like


if you are convalescing from an illness...
make yourself a good pot of lemongrass and basil tea and enjoy this blessing from the Lord

And God said,
Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,
which is upon the face of all the earth,
and every tree,
in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed;
to you it shall be for meat.

And to every beast of the earth,
and to every fowl of the air,
and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
wherein there is life,
I have given every green herb for meat:
and it was so.

And God saw every thing that He had made,
and, behold,
it was very good.
Genesis 1:29-31


May your day or night find goodness in the fruit of God's grace.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks Jean,
    We here in Tennessee, are mid winter but only rosemary still survives. However, it is good to know about the the basil lemongrass blend for colds - I'll break out my oils.
    Blessings,
    jojo

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  2. What begins with T and ends with T and is full of Tea?
    TeapoT!
    (It works better if you say it, don't write it)

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  3. Isn't God's Provision amazing! I loove both of those herbs, Jean.

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  4. Hi Jean, I loved reading your post! I must say I did have to catch up on the last few.
    It has been very dry and cold here, no snow not even a smiggen.
    I am just longing for color and green and flowers oh my!
    I would love to try a cup of your delicious tea!
    May I come for tea? :)
    Have a blessed and wonderful week-end. Roxy

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  5. I love your tea's. I have not used Basil as tea yet, but love it very much in cooking... I will have to give it a try this way; Basil is one of my favorite herbs, both for flavor and for remedy (I use it in essential oil form along with Oregano when we are fighting a bug). I froze my summer's portion for winter use, and dried some as well. I have a pictures awaiting a post one of these days, so loved seeing yours. Love your pictures as always.

    Love and Blessings,
    Pam

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