10 Natural DIY Tea Remedies

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If it’s something that ails you, chances are, there’s a tea to treat it.

With more and more exposure shedding light on the beneficial effects of roots, barks, leaves, and flowers of the Ancient World, the fuller our tea canisters are likely to become.

The ancient remedies of the East, including tea recipes from Ayurvedic literature and Traditional Chinese Medicine, have made their way to the West, where their beneficial effects have now been proven in numerous scientific studies.

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Have a look below at the top ten tea remedies you need to know to help relieve many common ailments. Cheers to a hot cuppa!

Top 10 Tea Remedies

Most of these recipes are for single servings, however, don’t be afraid to double or triple the recipes if you want some extra sips throughout the day.

1. Stress-Less Tea

This tea is chock full of leaves and flowers that work to soothe frazzled nerves and put a cap on your stress levels. Just the chamomile alone contains flavonoid compounds like apigenin that have been proven to act as a mild sedative to reduce anxiety, calm nerves, and control hysteria (1).

Combining chamomile’s anxiety-reducing powers, with the relaxing effects of skullcap and catnip, will add extra potency to your cup to help you release excess tension (2). Brew it whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious.

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Total time:15 MINS
Cook Time:10 mins
Prep Time:5 mins
Serves:1

Stress-Less Tea

Soothe frazzled nerves with this stress-busting tea made with chamomile and rose buds.

Tools

  •  Tea kettle or strainer

Ingredients

  •  1 t chamomile flowers
  •  1 t catnip leaf
  •  1 t skullcap leaf
  •  1 t rose buds
  •  1 t raw honey (optional)
  •  8 ounces water

Instructions

  •  Bring the water to a boil then remove from heat. Add all the ingredients except the raw honey and let the tea steep for 3 to 10 minutes. Once steeped, strain the leaves and flowers, and stir in the raw honey. Pour into a mug and sip.

2. Bloat-Be-Gone Tea

The peppermint in this tea has been used for generations to helps ease digestive discomfort, bloating, and even relieve the pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (3). Chamomile further acts as an antispasmodic, helping to soothe cramps; while ginger root soothes any inflammation in your digestive tract and helps lessen nausea (45). Fennel seeds round out the recipe to help reduce cramping, bloating, nausea, stomachaches, and even acts as a gentle laxative (6).

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Total time:15 MINS
Cook Time:10 mins
Prep Time:5 mins
Serves:1

Bloat-Be-Gone Tea Recipe

Soothe cramps and even lessen nausea with this tea blend of peppermint, chamomile and fennel.

Tools

  •  Tea kettle or strainer

Ingredients

  •  1 t dried peppermint leaves
  •  1 t chamomile flowers
  •  1 t crushed fennel seeds
  •  1/2 t dried cut ginger root pieces
  •  1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
  •  8 ounces water
  •  Raw honey to sweeten (optional)

Instructions

  •  Bring the water to a boil, then add all ingredients minus your honey. Let steep for 10 minutes, then strain, and stir in the honey. Sip as needed.

3. Cold-Crusher Tea

Both echinacea and elderberries have been shown to not only act as potent immune boosters to help prevent colds, but are also excellent at reducing cold symptoms and shortening cold duration. One study even showed this combination of echinacea and elderberries “can be as effective as the conventional antiviral medicine oseltamivir” for early treatment of the flu (7).

Combining these with the antibacterial and antiviral powers of raw honey, gives this tea extra cold-fighting benefits (8).

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Total time:20 MINS
Cook Time:15 mins
Prep Time:5 mins
Serves:1

Cold-Crusher Tea Recipe

Boost your immune system with this antibacterial and antiviral flu-fighting concoction!

Tools

  •  Tea kettle or strainer

Ingredients

  •  2 t echinacea roots or flowers, dried
  •  1 t dried elderflowers or elderberries
  •  1 T raw honey
  •  8 ounces water

Instructions

  •  Bring the water to a boil, then add all ingredients minus your honey. Let the tea simmer for 15 minutes, then remove from heat. Strain away the leaves and add raw honey. Serve.

4. Headache Relief Tea

Skullcap is considered a nervine, which in short means that it works magic on conditions involving the nerves, which includes headaches. It does this by acting as a nerve relaxant and an antispasmodic, which can help improve blood flow and reduce the tension that may make migraines worse (9).

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Total time:10 MINS
Cook Time:5 mins
Prep Time:5 mins
Serves:1

Headache Relief Tea Recipe

Skullcap acts as a nerve relaxant and helps improve flood flow in this headache-fighting tea.

Tools

  •  Tea kettle or strainer

Ingredients

  •  2 t dried skullcap
  •  8 ounces water
  •  Optional 1 t dried peppermint

Instructions

  •  Bring the water to a boil, then add the skullcap and, if you’re using it, peppermint. Let steep for 5 minutes, then strain and serve. Breathing in the fragrant peppermint aroma can also have a soothing effect.

*Optionally, you can add 1/4 cup or more of almond milk to this recipe. Not only will it help sweeten the tea, but almonds are also high in magnesium, which has been shown to help prevent and treat migraines (10).

5. Sleepy Time Tea

As you know by now, chamomile is a master at relaxing your nerves and has as a mild sedative effect, which can help you finally catch some zzz’s (11). Combining it with passionflower, lemon balm, and valerian root takes this effect up a notch to help promote restful sleep in even the most sleep-challenged. In fact, valerian root itself was found to double the chance of “sleeping better” as compared to a placebo (12).

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Total time:20 MINS
Cook Time:15 mins
Prep Time:5 mins
Serves:1

Sleepy Time Tea Recipe

The combination of chamomile with passionflower, lemon balm, and valerian root will help promote restful sleep in even the most sleep-challenged.

Tools

  •  Tea kettle or strainer

Ingredients

  •  2 t dried chamomile flowers
  •  1 t dried lemon balm
  •  1 t dried passionflower
  •  1/2 t dried valerian root
  •  8 ounces water
  •  Optional raw honey to taste.

Instructions

  •  About an hour before bedtime, add all of the ingredients to just-boiled water. Let the tea steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with raw honey to sweeten.

6. Sore Throat Tea

Instead of reaching for the ice cream when you’re suffering from a sore throat (I know, the cold feels so good), try this bacteria and virus-fighting tea instead. The enzymes in the raw honey will help soothe your sore throat while fighting bacteria, while the chamomile will help reduce inflammation (1314). Lemon juice and cinnamon also have antibacterial and antiviral effects, making them a great addition to help knock out the root cause of your sore throat (1516).

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Total time:6 MINS
Cook Time:1 min
Prep Time:5 mins
Serves:1

Sore Throat Tea Recipe

Soothe your sore throat, fight bacteria and reduce inflammation — all in one health-promoting tea!

Tools

  •  Tea kettle or strainer

Ingredients

  •  1 t chamomile flowers
  •  1 T raw honey
  •  2 t freshly squeezed lemon juice
  •  Dash cinnamon
  •  8 ounces water

Instructions

  •  Bring the water to a boil, then pour into a cup. Add the lemon juice, cinnamon, and raw honey. Stir and sip as needed.

7. Anti-Inflammatory Tea

An entire novel could be (and probably has) been written on the powerful anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric. From Crohn’s disease and IBS to arthritis and cancer, turmeric and its potent component curcumin have been shown to have positive anti-inflammatory effects (17). The other ingredients in this recipe, such as ginger, are also well-known for their ability to reduce inflammation (18).

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Total time:15 MINS
Cook Time:10 mins
Prep Time:5 mins
Serves:1

Anti-Inflammatory Tea Recipe

Ginger and turmeric join forces to reduce inflammation, which can help alleviate the effects of Crohn’s disease, IBS, arthritis and cancer.

Tools

  •  Tea kettle or strainer

Ingredients

  •  1/4 t ground turmeric powder
  •  1/4 t ground cinnamon
  •  1/4 t ground ginger
  •  1 t raw honey
  •  Dash black pepper (for increased absorption)
  •  Dash coconut milk
  •  8 ounces water

Instructions

  •  Bring the water to almost boiling, then remove from heat. Add all of the ingredients minus the honey. Let the tea steep for 10 minutes, strain, then serve after stirring in the honey.

8. Skin Detox Tea

The key to radiant skin starts from the inside. Specifically, clear and glowing skin is a sign of a healthy liver and adequate minerals and antioxidants. This tea covers each of those bases, with dandelion root helping to improve liver function so you can detox heavy metals and other skin-dulling toxins, while nettles give you a dose of skin-loving minerals and antioxidants (1920).

Rosehips round out this recipe, which contain antioxidants and carotenoids, beta-carotene and lycopene, alongside vitamin E (21). These help to enrich the skin and prevent further damage from sunlight and environmental pollution.

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Total time:15 MINS
Cook Time:10 mins
Prep Time:5 mins
Serves:1

Skin Detox Tea Recipe

Clear and glowing skin is a sign of a healthy liver and adequate minerals and antioxidants. This tea covers it all!

Tools

  •  Tea kettle or strainer

Ingredients

  •  2 t dried dandelion root
  •  2 t dried nettle leaves
  •  2 t dried rosehips
  •  1 t raw honey
  •  8 ounces water

Instructions

  •  Bring the water to a boil, remove from heat, then add all ingredients minus the honey. Let the tea steep for 10 minutes, strain, then add honey and sip.

9. Cooling Tea

If you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, and nighttime sweating, look no further than sage and alfalfa. These two leaves have been shown to reduce these symptoms, with one study showing that symptoms “completely disappeared” after participants started supplementing with them (22).

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Total time:20 MINS
Cook Time:15 mins
Prep Time:5 mins

Cooling Tea Recipe

Banish menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, and nighttime sweating with this healing sage and alfalfa tea.

Tools

  •  Tea kettle or strainer

Ingredients

  •  1 T fresh sage leaves or 1 t dried sage leaves
  •  1 t dried alfalfa
  •  2 t lemon juice
  •  Raw honey to taste (optional)
  •  8 ounces water

Instructions

  •  Bring the water to a boil, remove from heat, then add all ingredients, minus the honey. Let the tea steep for 15 minutes, strain, then add honey and sip.

10. Energy-Boosting Tea

When it comes to increasing energy levels, be it physical or mental, ginseng is one of the best tonics you can take on a regular basis. It has been shown in numerous studies to help boost energy levels and help your body respond better to stress, which relieves some of the fatigue you might feel as a result of a stressful lifestyle (23).

Green tea is also an excellent energizer thanks to its caffeine content, and has even been shown to help with weight loss (24).

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Total time:20 MINS
Cook Time:15 mins
Prep Time:5 mins

Energy-Boosting Tea Recipe

Get a physical and mental energizing boost with this ginseng tea.

Tools

  •  Tea kettle or strainer

Ingredients

  •  5 slices ginseng root or 1 T grated ginseng root
  •  3 cinnamon sticks
  •  1 t green tea leaves
  •  5 to 6 goji berries (optional)
  •  8 ounces water

Instructions

  •  Bring the water to a boil, then remove from heat. Add all ingredients and let the tea steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and serve.

Looking for Paleo ingredients? Here’s what we recommend:

100% Raw Honey (Beekeeper’s Naturals)

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