Mixing Herbs


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Mixing Herbs

Postby sanamionline » Aug 17th, '11, 13:27

I have a question about liangcha (herbal cooling tea), which is partly medicine partly herbal tea. I would like to know more about mixing 2 or more herbal teas and their effect.

I assume that some cannot be mixed so I wonder which ones to be cautious of.

I am more interested in mixing the following:

1. Blueberry leaf with licorice root and marshmallow leaf.

2. Marshmallow leaf and licorice root

3. Red Clover and licorice or marshmallow leaf

All help would be most appreciated.

thanks

ben
Last edited by Chip on Aug 17th, '11, 13:35, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Mod edit: moved to "Herbals," a good home for this topic. I left a "shadow topic" under Signature Blends temporarily.
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Re: Mixing Herbs

Postby teaisme » Oct 18th, '11, 17:49

I hear that licorice and diuretics are not meant to be mixed.
So green tea/red clover/marshmellow leaf/blueberry leaf mixed with licorice possibly dangerous together? Any herbalists know for sure?

I have no herbal background, could be totally off :!:
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Re: Mixing Herbs

Postby Twist » Dec 6th, '11, 13:28

The book, "Practical Herbalism" has lengthy descriptions on each herb. It has a chart for each one describing different conditions the herb helps with, appropriate preparations, and what herbs it combines well with for that ailment. VERY HANDY book! It's a wonderful reference to have around.

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