Important: We recommend those who are drinking Holy Tea for the first time may wish to brew 1 tea bag at a time and start with a reduced amount for several days. The Natural cathartic properties of the herbs may initially cause loose stool and/or mild cramping as your body removes toxic material. Adjust the amount to meet your personal needs.
How we brew our Holy Tea:
We boil one quart of water. Once the water has reached a full boil, we remove it from the stove and pour it into a container. We then add two Holy Tea Bags and allow to steep for 4-8 hours on the counter top. Next we put it in the refrigerator.
When we are ready to drink our Holy Tea, we use ¼ cup of Holy Tea to ¾ cup water or another beverage. You may use more or less tea depending on your personal needs. You may drink your Holy Tea hot or cold.
Refrigerate after brewing-Holy Tea contains no preservatives!
To Make 1 Gallon simply add enough water or other beverage to the Quart until you have one gallon. Then drink 2 - 8 ounce Glasses each day (morning and evening).
Important: Those who are drinking Holy Tea should be sure to drink plenty of water.
Remember to dry the tea bags after drinking the tea. Remove the herbs from the tea bag and use them in salads and cooking or just chew them. They add fiber to your diet and clean the pockets of the colon.
Use of Persimmon leaves (Diospyros kaki) originated in China and has been grown for over 1000 years in Japan. A similar variety of the Persimmon fruit (Diospyros virginiana) grows in the Eastern USA and is called Pawdad. Persimmon leaves have anti-hypertensive, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-mutagenic properties. The leaf also acts as a mild laxative and is used for hemorrhoids and varicose veins. A natural antihistamine, Persimmon leaves help to reduce allergic reactions and itching and also relieve the symptoms of dermatitis, reducing inflammation and thickening of the skin. Persimmon fruit is used to treat constipation, gastrointestinal irritation, dysentery, chronic diarrhea, ulceration of the bowel and stomach, inflammation of mucous membranes of the rectum and colon, hemorrhoids, and to stop bleeding. Persimmon leaves may inhibit weight gain and lower both food intake and plasma lipid levels and increase the amount of lipids removed from the body as feces. No Need for Antihistamines Again.
Malva Leaf (Chinese Mallow)
The seed contains mucilage, polysaccharides and flavonoids. It is demulcent (soothes and softens irritated tissues, especially the mucus membranes), diuretic, emollient, (softens the skin) galactogogue (increases milk flow in nursing mothers), and provides gentle stimulation of the bowels. The seeds are used in Tibetan medicine, where they are considered to have a sweet and astringent taste plus a healing potency. They are used in treatment of renal disorders, the retention of fluids, frequent thirst and diarrhea. Malva leaf can soothe bronchial irritation, gastroenteritis, irritable bowel and stomach ache. Dr. Miller’s Holy Tea does NOT contain Senna found in some Chinese Mallow teas, also known as Cassia Senna, which is a harsh laxative that works by irritating the intestines.
Holy Thistle (Silybum marianum) helps the liver to release toxins. It has been used medicinally for over 2000 years, most commonly for the treatment of liver disorders such as jaundice, and it has also been used for gallbladder disorders. It has recently been used by HIV-positive patients to protect the liver from diseases such as hepatitis and damage from the drugs taken for HIV or AIDS. A flavanoid in the fruit called Silymarin is a powerful antioxidant, and may also protect the cells of the liver by blocking the entrance of harmful toxins and helping remove these toxins from the liver cells. Silymarin has also been shown to regenerate injured liver cells. It stimulates liver and gallbladder activity and may have a temporary mild laxative effect in some people. Holy Thistle products are popular in Europe and the United States for various types of liver disease including cirrhosis of the liver. It is believed to have great power in the purification and circulation of the blood, and is such a good blood purifier that drinking a cup of Holy Thistle tea twice a day can cure chronic headaches. It is also used for stomach and digestive problems, gas in the intestines, and constipation. The leaves and stems of Holy Thistle are eaten as a salad green in Europe.
The Marsh Mallow or Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) was used by the ancient Greeks to remedy bruises and bleeding, and as a mild laxative. It was used in medieval Europe for indigestion and diarrhea. The Marsh Mallow root or leaf was traditionally used to soothe and support the intestines. It is rich in calcium, zinc, iron, sodium, iodine, vitamin B complex, and pantothenic acid. Herbs high in mucilage, such as Marsh Mallow and Malva Leaf (of the same family), are often helpful for symptomatic relief of coughs and irritated throats. Mallow has expectorant and demulcent (soothing) properties, which accounts for this herb's historical use as a remedy for the respiratory tract, particularly in cases of irritating coughs with bronchial congestion. Marsh Mallow root and, to a lesser extent, Marsh Mallow leaf both contain significant percentages of mucilage, a natural gummy substance that does not dissolve in water. Like other mucilage-containing substances, Marsh Mallow swells up and becomes slick when it is exposed to fluids. The resulting slippery material coats the linings of the mouth, throat, and stomach to relieve irritation and control coughing associated with respiratory conditions such as smoker's cough. Marsh Mallow may also have mild anti-infective, immune-boosting, and diuretic properties. In the British Herbal Compendium the use of Marsh Mallow is listed for gastroenteritis, peptic and duodenal ulcers, colitis, and enteritis. Topically, Marsh Mallow is used to soothe and soften irritated skin, and as a remedy for cuts, wounds, abscesses, boils, burns, and varicose veins. The edible leaves are used as salad greens in France.
Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus or Carduus benedictus) has been used in traditional medicine as far back as the early sixteenth century as an appetite stimulant, astringent, blood purifier, choleretic (bile flow stimulant), diaphoretic (sweat stimulant), digestion enhancement, diuretic (increasing urine), expectorant, fever reducer, memory improver, menstrual flow stimulant, and salivation stimulant. It was cultivated in monastery gardens as a cure for smallpox and is named in honor of St. Benedict, the founder of a holy order of monks. It is still used as a flavoring in their Benedictine liqueur. Blessed Thistle has been used for smallpox, malaria, fever, anorexia, dyspepsia, indigestion, constipation, and flatulence. More recently it has shown to be useful for indigestion, heartburn, and poor appetite. Blessed Thistle helps increase appetite in people with digestion or eating disorders such as anorexia, but does not increase the appetite of normal people. In herbal medicine, Blessed Thistle is used for cancer, infections, inflammation, gallbladder disease, jaundice, liver disorders, cervical dysplasia, heart ailments, skin ulcers, yeast infections, and diarrhea.