Non-diuretic herbs for tea

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Non-diuretic herbs for tea

Postby cory su » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:35 am

Do you know some good herbs for teas that do not have diuretic properties?

I'm searching for my mom who needs to stay off of diuretic herbs.. especially like black tea.

Thanks,
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Postby nutmeg » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:38 pm

I'm not sure if this helps, but I'm really sensitive to caffeine, so when I eat out, I order hot water with lemon. At home, I do the hot water with some tiny amount of whatever is around- a sage leaf, some thyme leaves, or white tea steeped only for a few seconds (dip it in and take it out), so I get the essence, but not the caffeine. Since white tea already has so little caffeine, the amount with quick steeping seems pretty much negligible to my caffeine radar. The leaves (or bag) can be reused 3-5 times when prepared that way.
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Postby cory su » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:43 pm

thanks for your suggestion.
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Postby GrannySam » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:13 pm

Cory,

Check out Green Rooibos tea. It is caffeine free. Nice mild flavor, mixes well with other things like citrus peel, ginger, sassafras blossoms or root bark etc.

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Postby cory su » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:03 pm

Thanks Granny Sam,
My mom is very interested to try the green rooibos.

Nutmeg.. my mom is going to try your way also.

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Postby crystal woman » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:43 pm

Cory, I'd second the rooibos teas, they are really nice and they have no oxalyc acids in them if I recall correctly. Another one your mom might like and that doesn't have as much tannin in it as the rooibos teas (and rooibos doesn't have much tannin anyway) is honeybush (also from Africa). It's sweeter than rooibos, and I've recently started finding it in blends with other herbal teas like rooibos and yerba mate. The honeybush tea has a pleasant vegatal taste that leaves a subtle sweet after-taste in the mouth. Also it has no oxalyc acids in it like some of the black and green herbal teas that have been heat cured.
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Postby suebee » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:05 pm

I think citrus peel might be a diretic. I know lemon is..
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