Natural Depression Treatment Herbal Tea Recipe

Rosemary is blended with sage and ginger to create a healing herbal tea recipe for natural depression treatment.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients

2 ½ cups filtered water

1 teaspoon dried Rosemary leaves

½ teaspoon Sage leaves

½ teaspoon ginger powder

1 Tablespoon honey (optional sweetener)

Preparation

Place the herbs and spices in a container with a tight fitting lid like a Mason jar

Bring the water to a boil

Pour the boiling water over the herbs and spices and cover the container

Let the herbs and spices steep for 10 minutes

Strain the herbs and spices with a sieve or coffee filter

Serve the tea hot in mugs

Sweeten with honey (optional)

Tips

1. Never use aluminum vessels to prepare herbal teas. Use stainless steel or glass items.

2. You can steep the herbs and spices for 30 minutes and make a stronger infusion. This can be served with ice as an iced tea.

3. You can also use a 3’’ long fresh rosemary sprig and 3 sage leaves and a 1’’ (2.5 cm) long piece of fresh ginger to make your herbal tea.

Nutrient Notes

1. Rosemary

Rosemary is one of the best herbs for beating depression since it has an uplifting and energizing aroma that counters the lethargy and apathy of depression.

Do not use rosemary if you are allergic to it.

Do not use /Avoid rosemary if you have epilepsy.

Do not use /Avoid rosemary if you have high blood pressure.

Avoid using rosemary if you want to sleep.

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2. Ginger

Ginger has been used to treat depression for years to treat depression as an “old folks remedy”.

Do not take ginger if you have a bleeding disorder.

Do not take/ Avoid ginger if you are taking aspirin, blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin) or clopidogrel (Plavix) since it can cause bleeding.

Do not take/ Avoid ginger if you are taking diabetes medications since it can lower the blood sugar level and cause hypoglycemia.

Do not take/ Avoid ginger if you are taking high blood pressure medications since it can lower blood pressure and cause hypotension and an irregular heartbeat.

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3. Sage

Sage is used for depression treatment since it has been show by clinical trials to raise the mood.

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