Spring to Life with Tea: Licorice, Ginger and Yarrow Tea

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<em>Makes 1 cup</em>
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This delicious tea will create an inner warmth to help you survive cold, gloomy winter days. It is a good all-round tonic. Licorice is particularly helpful for treating upper and lower respiratory conditions. Ginger is warming and soothing to the chest and stomach. Yarrow, like ginger, acts as a diaphoretic (brings on a sweat) and is a decongestant with strong anti-allergenic properties.</p>
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<li>1 tablespoon chopped fresh yarrow leaves and/or flowers</li>
<li>½ teaspoon ground licorice root</li>
<li>½ teaspoon peeled and grated fresh ginger</li>
<li>1 cup boiling water</li>
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<li>Combine yarrow, licorice and ginger in a warmed small ceramic or glass teapot or cup.</li>
<li>Add boiling water, cover and let steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain and drink.Caution: Licorice should be avoided if you have high blood pressure. Yarrow should be avoided during pregnancy.</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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