Herb Basics

A Place to Start

| January/February 2005

  • Karen Bergeron, www.altnature.com


Treating yourself to a massage is great for both body and soul: Besides the obvious relaxation benefits and physical pleasure, massage helps the lymph nodes cleanse the body of toxins. Try the following herbal tea to continue the detoxification process. Make yourself a cup and continue to relax after your massage is done.


Mix equal parts of each of the following dried herbs together in a jar.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Cleavers (Galium aparine)
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
Linden (Tilia ¥europaea)
Peppermint (Mentha ¥piperita)
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Use 1 teaspoon of the herb blend per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes, strain and drink.


Several essential oils have a history of use for treating nausea. Try putting a drop of one of the following oils onto a hanky or into a small, capped vial. These methods are simple and portable — sniff often to settle your stomach.



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