How to Make Sambong Tea

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I got a cold and cough during the last typhoon Basyang. Mother told me that sambong is a natural cough remedy. She also reminded me not to abused my body with lots of chemically prepared drugs.

Since I do not have the ready made sambong tea like what my friend Ida gave me. I went to nearby river bank to find some sambong leaves. But I went home empty handed. Then I went to my neighbors hoping to find one.

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Finally, I got some sambong leaves. I prefer young and undamaged leaves but those are already gotten by the plant owner. At least, I got some to cure my illness. Few brown spots would have no effects somehow.

I washed it with running water and brought it to low boiling for ten minutes. I never boiled it too much cause it might destroy the natural curing substances. You may want to measure the leaves and water for the purpose of standardization. More leaves means greater curing effect but it might render your tea undrinkable.

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Do it yourself sambong tea has a grassy flavor and nothing else. Adding sugar will make it more delectable.

I feel better every time I sat on my table with a cup of sambong tea and I can watch my favorite Bleach Anime quietly beside my sleeping baby.

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8 Comments

  • i have been using herbal before ,it can cure different kinds of ilness….All herbal leaves. Thank You to Food recap.net kindly keep sending us some helpul herbal leaves .

  • sambong tops: from the top up to the soft part of the stem ends. cut it from there, remove the leaves leaving behind the soft stem, carefully remove the skin of the stem, strip the skin from the base going up to the tip. eat it raw. it has a nice taste and aroma. cooking destroys the medicinal properties. it is best when eaten raw. eat right after picking. it is what I am always doing when I have severe cough. I usually eat 3 times a day. 3 stems per eating time.

  • […] How to Make Sambong Tea | FoodRecapJul 20, 2010 … Since I do not have the ready made sambong tea like what my friend Ida gave me . I went to nearby river bank to find some sambong leaves. […]

  • Greetings!How many leaves of sambong should I boil in water for 10 minutes and use it as tea

    • @LtCol Magueflor: I usually boil 5 leaves per liter.. government should conduct study about this so we can have a standard preparations.

  • If it is about the cough remedy then its okay.I only like to have my favourite coffee.Well! we generally don’t want to have any tasteless or bad taste drink.

    • I totally agree with you!

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