Autumn Tonic Tea Recipe

Written by Amanda Klenner

Autumn Tonic Tea

In the Rose herb box, the mixed tea that was in it is an Autumn Tonic Tea. The recipe its self isn’t in the magazine so here is the recipe and a little bit behind the actions of the tea.

The Autumn Tonic Tea is full of herbs that will nourish the body and give it the nutrients it needs to stay healthy through the cold winter months.

Nettles (buy yours here) are highly nutritious. High in magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese vitamin A, B vitamins and more they are a great herb to incorporate into every day life to nourish the body and provide key nutrients.

Spearmint (buy yours here) is a wonderful mint that is more subtle than peppermint. It adds a delicious flavor and a nice vitamin C boost. Like most mints, it is wonderful for digestive complaints.

Lemon Balm (buy yours here) is a wonderful nervine, which is great to ease anxiety, stress, and tension. It is antiviral and wonderful for stomach aches, pains, nausea and gas and is antispasmodic.

Mullein (buy yours here) is very grounding. Although it is most commonly known as a respiratory tonic (which it most certainly excels at), it is a wonderful lymphatic tonic and promotes lymphatic movement. It helps prevent colds and coughs from settling deeply in the lungs. It is also anti-inflammatory and great for musculoskelital pain.

Dandelion (buy yours here) is another very nutritious herb that is great to incorporate into every day life. It has high levels of vitamin A and B vitamins, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. It contains inulin which helps the body process sugars more efficiently through the liver, pectin which helps aid in detoxification. It helps detoxify and nourish the body and support proper hormone function.

Red Clover (buy yours here) is also full of wonderful nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C, as well as isoflavones. It is blood purifying, anti-oxidant, and a great addition to any daily herbal regime.

Rose (buy yours here) hips are full of vitamin C, anti-oxidants, and all sorts of good things. You can read all about it in our Rose issue.

Ginger (buy yours here) is very warming to the system and encourages movement of the fluids throughout the body. It is also an antimicrobial herb, and great for digestive stagnation and upset. To learn all about the health benefits of Ginger see our ginger issue.

Autumn Tonic Tea

Ingredients:

  • 4 parts nettle (Urtica dioica) leaf
  • 3 parts spearmint (Mentha spicata) leaf
  • 3 parts lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
  • 2 parts mullein (Verbascum thapsus) leaf
  • 2 parts (combined) dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) leaf and root
  • 2 parts red clover (Trifolium pratense) blossoms
  • 1 part rose (Rosa spp.) hips
  • 1 part Ginger Root (dried cut and sifted)

Directions:

Combine all of the dry ingredients and store in a cool dry place.

To brew, boil 4 cups of water and pour that water over the tea blend. Let it steep for 15 minutes – 8 hours, strain the herbs out and enjoy hot or cold. Sweeten as desired (or not at all). Enjoy this amazing tonic to keep your health in order for the cooler months ahead.

 Don’t feel like making your own?

You can purchase this tea blend in our shop while supplies last! SHOP HERE. This recipe was originally published in the rose issue which you can purchase here as a PDF, and on Amazon in Print and on the Kindle.

Amanda is a Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, and Health Coach located in Westminster, CO. She is also a mother, wife, and avid dog lover (cats are ok too). She has a passion for teaching people about the beautiful herbal medicines we can work with to maintain health, wellness, and joy. She is the publisher of Natural Herbal Living Magazine, works with people clinically to help them reach their health goals, and makes a line of organic, handmade herbal products.

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Comments

  1. Is mullein safe for pregnancy? This sounds wonderful! I make a tea/ herbal infusion with nettles, oat straw, rose hips, spearmint, and clover that I love from a recipe of a doula friend. Would love to try some new things!

    • As with most herbal remedies and many medications, no studies have been done that prove it is safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding but general herbal knowledge considers mullein leaf fine during pregnancy and breastfeeding as it is generally a very safe gentle safe herb. As always seek advice from your practitioner before making any medical decisions *obligatory disclaimer*.

    • This tea is a great tonic to the body, although it should not be taken with any medications without discussing it with a botanically knowledgeable healthcare provider. We don’t make medical claims for any of our products as per FDA regulations.

  2. i am just starting to drink tea and i quite like it, but find myself wanting to try different varieties of herbal tea, i live near an herb shop that sells teas and tinctures but i havent the slightest idea what some of these herbs are used for and what teas can be made with them. can someone help me find some good recipese for tea?

      • That depends on how big your parts are. I make this in a big batch, so 1 part for me is 1/2 cup. You just multiply your parts by your measurement and that is how much you will end up with. You use 1 cup per 4 cups of water, which means 1/4 cup per 1 cup of water. This gives you a nice, rich, nourishing drink to enjoy.

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