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How to make Mullein Leaf Tea

Dried mullein leaves, flowers and roots can all be used to heal these lung abating conditions. A mullein tea is the most common method of preparing the herb and the recipe below makes one cup of tea, which can be consumed up to 3 times a day. Using the tea as a gargle once it has cooled down is very effective for coughing and soreness in the throat. 

Mullein Leaf Tea 

Ingredients
1 ½ cups boiling water
1-2 teaspoons dried mullein leaves and/or flowers (flowers make a sweeter tea)
1 teaspoon dried spearmint (optional for flavor)
1-2 teaspoons honey (optional)

Directions
Steep the mullein leaves in hot water inside a tea ball or strainer for 15 minutes. Add honey if you like a sweeter tea.
If the flavor of mullein doesn’t agree with you, another great way to reap its benefits is by preparing an inhalant. To do this, boil the leaves in water for 5 minutes and inhale the steam to relieve coughs, congestion and asthma. Mullein can fight asthma and keep away colds because it actually prevents infections from settling into the delicate respiratory tissue by curing dryness and constriction.

Rather ironically, mullein can also be smoked, thus rendering itself the only type of cigarette that could be considered beneficial in treating lung conditions.

Mullein is primarily a respiratory herb, although its benefits reach much further than our lungs. The herb is a diuretic and thus can relieve urinary tract inflammation when taken through a tea. It can also be used to decrease inflammation in the bowels, helping to reduce colitis and other issues. Mullein extract infused with olive oil has been used to reduce the inflammation of earaches, sore joints, insect bites and hemorrhoids because of its soothing properties. Simple poultices made out of fresh, mashed mullein leaves and flowers mixed with water can also be used to relieve, burns, boils and sores. 




It is really easy to make Home Farm Herbery Gourmet Linguica Sausage

It is really easy to make Home Farm Herbery Gourmet Linguica Sausage Seasoning and this recipe makes great Linguica Sausage. 

You do not need a lot of equipment.  An old meat grinder will do or get your meat ground at the meat department.  You simply make patties and/or scramble sausage instead of links.

  To Make Home Farm Herbery Linguica Sausages you will need the following ingredients:  

The contents of Home Farm Herbery Linguica Sausage Seasoning, 5-lbs pork butt, coarsely ground, 2-tbsp liquid smoke, 2-tbsp minced garlic & 1/2-cup red wine.

  Directions:
Hand-trim fat from the outside of meat to your desired fat preference.  Grind the meat with a course grinding plate. After grinding, add the Linguica sausage seasonings to the meat and blend by hand or use a meat mixer. 

Be sure to mix thoroughly to ensure the ingredients are spread evenly throughout the meat.  Stuff by hand or by using a sausage stuffer or sausage stuffing attachment for an electric meat-grinder.

 (Note: do NOT use the blade in meat-grinder when stuffing and it is best to use a stuffing (bean) plate). If you wish, You can also form patties without casings.


Happy Sausage Making.


Arlene  Wright-Correll
 
 
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