Special Tonic for Women

Mix 1 tablespoon each of hops, skullcap,

motherwort, chamomile, and gentian. Steep 1

teaspoon of the mix in 1 cup of boiling water

for 15 minutes. Strain and sweeten. Drink

several times daily. This tonic can be taken for

symptoms as needed. Nervous irritation is one

of the symptoms of menopause and this tea

can be used to bring calmness to an agitated


Internal Cleanser Tonic

This is of special benefit to the blood and

digestive system. Put nasturtium flower and

leaves in salads. To make a good tonic tea, add

a small handful of the flowers and leaves to 2

cups of boiling water and allow to steep for 30

minutes. To use as a tonic, strain and drink

several cups a day for 1 week. Makes a nice

peppery tea to drink just for the pleasure of

the taste. Nasturtiums are a stimulant and a

tonic. When the ripe buds of nasturtiums are

dried and made into an infusion, they make a

laxative that is fairly strong.

Rose Hip Tonic for Cold

Chop 2 teaspoons of rose hips and add to 2

cups of boiling water. Steep, covered, 15

minutes. Strain and sweeten. Can be used as is

or added to other teas and fruit juices. Good to

use if you have a cold as it adds extra vitamin C

to your diet and will shorten the time of your