Spring to Life with Tea: Lemon, Aniseed and Fennel Seed Tea

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<em>Makes 2 cups</em>
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Lemon juice and its zest are natural antimicrobials. Aniseed drinks were once a popular remedy for colds and flu. Both aniseed and fennel are lung-cleansing tonics, and they are given to women after delivery to encourage milk flow and to reduce colic in babies. Both have a slight licorice flavor. Fennel seeds have a reputation for suppressing the appetite if chewed before meals, and they also make an excellent breath freshener.</p>
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<li>1 to 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest</li>
<li>1 teaspoon aniseed</li>
<li>1 to 2 teaspoons fennel seeds</li>
<li>2 cups boiling water</li>
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<li>Combine lemon zest, aniseed and fennel seeds in a warmed ceramic or glass teapot.</li>
<li>Add boiling water, cover and let steep for 10 minutes.</li>
<li>Strain and drink hot. Drink 2 to 3 cups of this tea each day.</li>
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<p>Story, recipes and photos (unless otherwise noted) excerpted with permission from <em>Healthy Teas</em> by Tammy Safi, © Lansdowne Publishing, 2002, available in North America through Tuttle Publishing.</p>
<p>Click here for the original article, <a title=”Spring to Life with Tea” href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/spring-to-life-with-tea.aspx”>Spring to Life with Tea</a>.</p>

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