GERD Tea

This tea is part of a treatment plan to recover from Gastro Esophogeal Reflux Disease. 

By weight
4 parts lemon balm leaves (Melissa officinalis)
4 parts wild cherry bark (Prunus serotina)
3 parts orange peel
2 parts licorice root
2 parts ginger root
1 part marshmallow leaves
1 part rosemary leaves

* if you also might have diverticula, or enteric or anal cysts, abcess, or fistula include this ingredient
3 parts burdock root


By volume is less accurate because it will depend on how the herbs are cut

By volume
12 parts lemon balm leaves (Melissa officinalis)
4 parts marshmallow leaves
3 parts orange peel
2 parts rosemary leaves
2 parts licorice root
2 parts cherry bark (Prunus serotina)
1 part ginger root



3 Preparation Methods


Easy preparation 16 oz
Boil 1.5 cups water.
Put 4 teaspoons loose tea in a tea strainer.
Submerse herbs in teastrainer in boiled water for at least 15 minutes, 20 or 25 minutes is better.
Reheat slightly if necessary. Drink.


Easy preparation, several cups
Boil as much water as you want to make tea.
Remove from heat source.
Add 1 tablespoon tea for every cup of water.
Let stand at least 15 minutes, 20 or 25 minutes is better.
Reheat slightly if necessary.
Remainder may be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.


Most effective preparation
Boil water in a glass pot with the burdock root in it.
When it boils, turn off the heat and add the rest of the tea mix.
Cover the glass pot and let it stand for at least 20 minutes.
Strain the solids out of the water.
Reheat the tea if necessary.

Tea is also good cold.  Either refrigerate or add ice.



Treatment Notes
If any of the ingredients are a known allergen for you or if you have a bad reaction to this tea, discontinue immediately and see your physician.

When starting out, drink the tea three times per day, spaced throughout the day.
After a week, taper off to twice per day
After a month, taper off to once per day
Continue until symptom free, which may take 6 to 12 months and will require additional dietary and activity adjustments.
http://www.alwanza.com/healthcare/gerd_cure.html
If following these directions, you should be aware of your symptoms subsiding after the first week, and continuing to subside until you have recovered completely.


Buying Herbs Notes
Nope, I have no financial stake in this.  I don't sell the tea, (maybe I should).  I'm just providing information about what worked for me.  It took a year of tea plus treatment as outlined above.

I recommend buying the herbs wherever you can get them inexpensively and can trust that they are reasonably fresh and clean.  Some of these herbs you can grow yourself.  One place that I know is a good source for purchasing herbs in bulk is Penn Herbs.

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