I wanted to post this for some weeks now, but I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write until tonight.
I often meet people wondering about the beneficial herbs/herbal teas that may help maintain longevity and good health on the long run, how they should be combined, what’s a safe regimen etc. As far as I know, there is no such “herbal calendar” in the US yet, but I do know about a respected and experienced herbalist (Gyorgy Szabo) in Hungary who shared the list of herbs for health maintenance for every month. It is the very list that he used for himself for the past couple of decades and he is strong and in good health today, at 81. These are his recommendations for April:
1st of April, to prevent bacterial infections
Drink one cup of some mint tea. It may be spearmint, peppermint, or something else that you prefer from the mint family.
from 04.02 to 04.14, to calm and relieve generic nervous tension
The first week, drink one cup of St John’s Wort tea every second night before bed. The following week switch to drinking a cup of lemongrass tea in the same rythm.
on 04.15, to strenghten glandular system
One cup of Cleavers tea during the day
from 04.16 to 04.30, to cleanse the lungs and the airways
Drink a cup of tea of the following mixture every third day before dinner:
1 part Plantain, 1 part Coltsfoot, 1 part Lungwort, 1/2 part Mullein Flower mixed
For one cup of tea, use 3gr/1tsp of herbs in one cup of water.
I will add the recommendations for May in the next few weeks, stay tuned! If you have your own “calendar of herbal teas” for the different seasons, please share.
Any questions, please ask!