Lemon Drop Tea
Drink 1-2 cups/glasses, 8 oz. every day through flu season.
To brew: 1 Tbsp per 8 oz water. Let steep 10 min, strain and enjoy!
Why these herbs? Specifically, this collection of herbs may be helpful for people who struggle through the blooming seasons.
Lemon balm (𝘔𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘢 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴) has wonderful research and historical use as an adaptogenic immune herb. This means it can bring balance to the immune system and especially the respiratory.
Stinging nettle (𝘜𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘢) has been used by humans for a long time, for various reasons. And while there is not an overabundance of “research” the historical and current clinical use of nettles to support the respiratory system abounds. It can reduce histamine levels which are often driving seasonal allergy symptoms.
Hibiscus is used in this formula to bring phytonutrients, flavor and color.
Lemon grass fills out the flavor and aids the gut, always a good thing. The oils in lemon grass can have an opening effect on parts of the body, such as the sinuses. In Eastern medicine, this herb is revered for its nutritive properties, and as a yin-yang balancer.
Lemon zest brings a fresh flavor of lemon to the entire blend.
All of these but the lemons are grown by us on the ranch. We do have a lemon tree in the greenhouse, but fruit won’t come in until next year.
Bhusal KK, Magar SK, Thapa R, et al. Nutritional and pharmacological importance of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica L.): A review. Heliyon. 2022;8(6):e09717. Published 2022 Jun 22. doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e09717
Bakhshaee M, Mohammad Pour AH, Esmaeili M, et al. Efficacy of Supportive Therapy of Allergic Rhinitis by Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) root extract: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo- Controlled, Clinical Trial. Iran J Pharm Res. 2017;16(Suppl):112-118.
To make up a blend for yourself:
- 1 Tbsp lemon balm
- 1 Tbsp stinging nettles
- 1 Tbsp hibiscuss
- 1/2 Tbsp lemon grass
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
We prepare our food using natural, non-GMO and organic ingredients. We are not organic certified but we use no pesticides or other chemical agents on our food. We do not purchase staple ingredients unless they are certified organic. We eat the food we prepare for others and quality is very important to us, so we pass that quality on to you.
These products are produced in a private residence that is exempt from government licensing and inspection under the Oklahoma Cottage Food law. Foods may contain allergens. We do not ship perishable food items; they must be picked up in person. If you are close enough to us, we may be able to deliver or arrange a pick-up spot halfway for your order.