Though this steam recipe calls for dried herbs, it can be prepared with fresh herbs if desired.
• 2-ounces young eucalyptus leaves, dried
• 1-ounce sage leaf, dried
• 1-ounce juniper leaf or berry, dried
• 1-gallon water
1. Place herbs in water (in a glass, stainless steel or ceramic-coated pot) and bring to a rolling boil.
2. Remove from heat, hold head over steam, and cover head and steaming pot with a large towel. Breathe steam deep into lungs. Bring herbs to a boil and repeat as often as necessary. Replace herbs when their strong smell begins to noticeably diminish.
Notes: This steam method can also be used with essential oils: Use 30 drops each of the essential oils of rosemary, sage, juniper, eucalyptus and bergamot in 1 quart of water.
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Guest post by Stephen Harrod Buhner of Mother Earth Living