Eyebright tea and plant, part of the Elder and Eyebright tea I just posted! Helps with itchy, red, irritated eyes and over active mucus production, the perfect cold, flu, and allergy tea! Click to check it out.
This is my step-by-step tutorial on how to make dandelion root tea. There are many reasons to drink dandelion root tea, and it's fun and easy to dig your own roots, dry them, and make them into a delicious drink – even use it as a coffee substitute! You can use the whole plant: roots for tea, greens for salads and soups, flowers in wine and syrup.
EYEBRIGHT EYEWASH: Ancient people associated eyebright with the eyes because of the similarity of the red lines to the blood vessels in the sclera of the eyes. This herb is traditionally used for treatment of any eye disorder, including cataracts, glaucoma, and infections.
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Eyebright infusions can be taken as a tea, or used as an eyewash or compress. Also available in tinctures and capsules. Eyebright is often combined with other herbs and nutrients useful in maintaining ocular health, including bilberry, rutin, and hesperidin. Eyebright is often combined with nettle for use in allergies
Dock, also called yellow dock, curly dock, and broad dock is a perennial plant which my Native American grandmothers use for "all women's problems." I dig the yellow roots of Rumex crispus or R. obtusifolius and tincture them. I also harvest the leaves and/or seeds throughout the growing season to increase blood-levels of iron, reduce menstrual flooding and cramping, and correct hormone levels. (Susun Weed)