Gotu Kola Medicinal Tea

    Ingredients

    • 3 ounces dried gotu kola leaves (an herb used in Indian, Chinese and Indonesian medicine; available in natural products stores and online)
    • 2 ounces rose hips
    • 2 ounces dried hawthorn (flower and leaf, or berry; available in natural products stores and online)
    • 1 ounce dried green tea leaves (optional, due to caffeine content)
    • 1 ounce dried German chamomile flowers
    • 5 pints boiling water

    Directions
    Mix herbs. Steep 1 ounce of mixture in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Store herb mixture in a sealed container, out of direct sunlight.

    Dosage: 2 cups (or more) per day, for the first week. After that, try Long-Term Eczema Tea & Tincture.

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    Amanda McQuade Crawford, host of What a Relief!, is a medical herbalist consultant, improving quality control within the natural products industry. She is the author of two popular books on women’s health, “The Herbal Menopause Book” and “Herbal Remedies for Women” and a contributing author to two recent books on natural medicine: “The New Menopause Book” and the text “Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants.” She currently explores for urban weeds and grows an organic herb garden in the wilds of Los Angeles.