Constipation 911 Tea

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Constipation 911 Tea

Yields

2 ¼ cups loose leaf tea

Key

C = cup

Ingredients

CONSTIPATION 911 TEA

  • ½ C dried senna leaf

  • ½ C dried spearmint leaf

  • ½ C dried chamomile

  • ½ C dried nettle leaf

  • ¼ C dried anise seeds

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together ½ cup of dried senna leaf, ½ cup of dried spearmint leaf, ½ cup of dried chamomile, ½ cup of dried nettle leaf, and ¼ cup of dried anise seed.

  2. Transfer to a glass jar for storage. 

  3. For best results: This tea should only be used OCCASIONALLY. This tea should be consumed an hour or so before bedtime. When the morning comes, batten down the hatches! Teas for helping to ease constipation are not safe for regular daily use. If you are suffering from regular constipation, please increase fiber in your diet with vegetables and whole grains. Consider increasing consumption of high-magnesium foods (pepitas, almonds, spinach, dark chocolate) and fluids as well as dried fruits like prunes and raisins to help balance your digestive system. Don’t ever forget the power of fresh fruits to facilitate regular bowel movements.   

  4. Steep 1-2 tablespoons of the dried herbal blend in 8-10 ounces of boiling water. Let steep for 10 minutes, then strain.

  5. Drink up, Mama!

Recipe By

Megan Bochum
of Pacific Midwifery

Food Photography

Kendra Aronson

Food Styling

Kendra Aronson

Prop Styling

Kendra Aronson

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