One of the big hits at our retreat with Dr Klinghardt in the summer 0f 2010 was Cistus Tea, a pleasant tasting loose tea with a mild, berry-like flavor. In Germany, dogs who were given a daily dose got 1/100th the tick bites of dogs who weren’t. Since I live in one of the worst areas in the world for ticks and Lyme, and spend about an hour a day walking with my new little pal Lucy in the woods, I was very eager to test it out on us both. What I find is that the ticks don’t seem to like us any more, and yay for that!
While I still find some crawling*, I have not found any attached, embedded or engorged ticks. *Update/Note: After using it consistently, I no longer find ticks on either of us, and many of my clients have had the same experience. And that’s a pretty dramatic statement. After all, we tromp in the woods four times a day, and Lucy has her nose and paws in all sorts of leaves and brush where ticks love to hang out.
The new shipment is so tasty I generally just drink it plain, but you can add a little stevia or raw honey, or some Pomegranate or Acai or Vitamin C powder. I drink about 4 cups a day and thoroughly enjoy it. It works well as iced tea, so you can make a quantity and store in the fridge cold. For Lucy, who is ten pounds, I mash about a tablespoon of my tea into her food once a day.
While Cistus Tea is making its reputation in the area of Lyme Disease, that is not the only reason to drink it. Did you know that Cistus Tea is also a very powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and detoxifier? Recent studies show it helps eliminate toxic heavy metals from cigarette smoke, dental fillings, and environmental pollution. It can also help eliminate candida and H. pylori. Pat a concentrated tea on your skin to improve dermatitis, or just improve your complexion. It is also anti-viral, immune supportive and cardiovascular supportive.
Directions: Use 1 teaspoon of loose tea per cup, let it steep about 10 minutes, and strain. You should re-use the same tea 3 times in order to extract all the different phytonutrients.
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