Antibiotics are a brilliant thing, they revolutionized medicine, and raised life expectancy.
However, the way they are used these days is a pet peeve of mine. They are over-prescribed, often for things they will do nothing for. They are put into the food of the animals we eat in frightening quantities, since the conditions they live under make them sick. Courses aren’t finished, or are never started, and they join the amazing amount of medication flushed down toilets or thrown away.
There are so many negative repercussions, including the fact that some of the worst of the bugs are becoming resistant to most of our antiobiotics.
One of my goals has been to create options for most of the ‘standard’ illnesses, in order for my family (and others) to have things to reach for when sick. There are circumstances under which a doctor’s visit and a prescription are advisable, but if I can knock it out with a tea or two instead, I prefer to.
AnTeaInfection is our general “Something is making me sick” tea. It is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. It can be taken as a tea with sweetener, it makes a decent start to a broth for rice, and it can be used as an external wash.
Now for the basics:
Organic Ingredients: Sage, Chickweed, Yarrow
Batch Size: 1.4 ounces (approximately 40-45 cups of tea)
Options: Loose Tea (Bag, Tin, LatchTin*), Single Serving Sachets
(*The LatchTin holds 3 batches of tea, and is a separate listing on Etsy.)
* This tea should not be used while pregnant or nursing.
** I am not a doctor. The FDA (along with other governmental agencies) has not recognized any of this as fact. We do draw on science as well as tradition, but the path from research proving efficacy to formalized treatment is a long and complicated one. (Especially since plants can’t really be patented.) None of the information contained in these pages is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease from a medical standpoint.