Herbal Bath Teas
Traditional herbal soaks, herbal body wraps, herbal facial masks, hair rinses, foot baths
from Floraleads GR
Bath teas offer benefits of direct application of herbal nutrients to the skin. Herbal baths and wraps are one of the most pleasant and safe methods of recreation, prevention and therapy. Bath teas also called tub teas were used in the treatment of skin and scalp problems including acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, scalp itching, dandruff, as well as muscular aches and pains, rheumatism and arthritis. Herbal baths are effective remedies against stress, anxiety, insomnia, they help combat fatigue and apathy, restore energy and endurance.
Many, seems to be obscure applications of herbal medicinal baths find support in modern clinical studies. For example, bath teas containing White Willow bark were traditionally used to help treat arthritis pains, muscle pains and rheumatism. Modern research show that White Willow bark is a potent source of aspirin-like compounds according to modern research.
Herbal bath teas are developed from traditional recipes of herbal medicinal baths and are composed of herbs only. No flavors, no odors, no artificial additives. Teas are provided in convenient cotton sachets and may be used for body baths, hip bath, foot baths, herbal wraps, facial masks, hair rinses and also as an aromatherapy herbal pillows. The best way to appreciate health benefits of bath tea is to brew it shortly before use.
You will need 1- 2 gallon cooking pot. Stainless steel pot is good choice. Spring or distilled water will work well. If you have only chlorinated water, fill the pot with water, boil it for 5 min and let stay for 8 - 12 h before use.
Fill the pot with water, put the herbal bath sachet in and let soak for about 20 min. It is acceptable to let the sachet soak for the full day. Bring the water to boiling and brew on low fire under the lid for 20-30 min. Make sure that water is hardly boiling. As an alternative, brew the bath at near boil temperature for 30 - 40 min. Turn off the fire and let steep with occasional stirring for 30 - 60 min. It is ready for the bath.
Fill the tub with water at comfortable temperature, pour in bath tea and mix. The water shall acquire the color and herbal aroma. The intensity will depend of the amount of herbs used for the brewing. The Floraderm II bath made of 1/2 lb sachet is shown below.
Make sure the water temperature is acceptable and take the bath for 15 - 30 min or until feel comfortable. Herbal baths are compatible with steam baths, vapor baths, blanket baths, and Jacuzzi. Please note, more or less intensive foaming (depending of bath formula and water quality) will occur, when herbal baths are used in Jacuzzi or jet-equipped bath tubs. The foam is caused by the presence of proteins and saponins extracted from the herbs and actually indicates the good quality of the brewing. Herbal proteins and saponins are the ingredients important for the therapeutic effects.
Herbal wrap- brew 1/4 lb bath tea sachet in 1 gallon of water. Use thick cotton blanket , or two blanket of regular thickness, apply for 15 - 30 min or until feel comfortable staying in a warm place
Herbal facial mask- brew 1/4 lb bath tea sachet in 1/2 -1 gallon of water. Use cotton towel, apply for 15 - 30 min refreshing the mask every 2- 3 min or until feel comfortable. Use Floraderm II to help combat acne, skin inflammations, irritations, dry skin, eczema.
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Floraderm I -haircare
Floraderm I S - haircare
Floraderm I - bath tea and hair rinse
Promotes healthy scalp and hair, helps improve scalp conditions. Tub tea Floraderm I is traditionally used to help improve scalp conditions, promote healthy hair and combat scalp irritation and dandruff. It helps avoid stressed scalp symptoms, including redness, itching, flaking if used to rinse the hair after the hair wash.
Ingredients: Burdock, Hops, Calamus, Oat Straw, Calendula, Nettle, Heather, Pine, Coltsfoot, Chamomile.
To maintain healthy scalp use once - twice a week. Rinse hair with the rinse made of 1/4 lb sachet in 1 gal of water and cooled down to a comfortable temperature.
Stressed scalp syndrom, scalp irritation after the hair wash, with symptoms like red spots, itching, flaking. Apply Floraderm I after the hair wash for 10 - 15 min. Make hair rinse of 1/4 lb sachet in 1 gal of water, cool down to a comfortable temperature.
To help combat persistant scalp itching, seborrhea, dandruff. Rinse or immerse hair in the tea made of 1/2 lb sachet in 1 -1.5 gallons and cooled down to a comfortable temperature.Rinse for 10 - 20 min every day for a week and every third day for two - three weeks. To promote the healing action combine Floraderm I with the ointment Balmflower.
Floraderm 1 - 4 x 4oz - $ 17.99 - - -
Floraderm IS - is Floraderm I supplemented with Saw Palmetto berry powder
Floraderm 1S - 4 x 4oz - $ 19.99 - - -
Traditional Medicinal Bath Tea Formulations
compiled from historical texts and records of folks medicines
To order bath teas listed below please e-mail or call us. Minimum order 2 LB
Bath tea Floraderm II
Helps improve skin conditions and maintain healthy skin. Bath tea is developed from the recipe employed for centuries to promote skin vitality, restore and maintain healthy skin and scalp, combat eczema and dermatitis.
Ingredients: Burdock , Eucalyptus, Linden, Nettle, Oregano, Plantain, Rosemary, Thyme, Vervian.
To maintain and nourish healthy skin - take herbal bath made of 1/4 - 1/2 lb bath sachet once - twice a week
To help improve skin appearance - take bath made of 1/2 lb sachets every third day for 2-3 week
To help combat eczema - start with bath made with two 1/2 lb sachets every day for 5 days and thereafter as above.
To help combat bad feet odor. Take a feet bath made of 1/4 - 1/2 lb sachet in 1 - 2 gallons and cooled down to a comfortable temperature for at least 15 - 20 min every day for 5 days and every third day for two - three weeks after.
Tranquility - relaxing calming bath tea
The bath tea was traditionally used to combat restlessnes, agitation, reverse insomnia. It helps relieve stress and nervousness, reduce anxiety. Herbs with calming and relaxing action promote healthy sleep.
Ingredients: Lemon balm, Valerian, Lavender, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Birch, Peppermint, Linden.
Brew tub tea on low fire, let boil for 10-15 min. As a calming, relaxing treatment take 15 min bath made of 4 oz sachet. To promote good night sleep take 15 min bath made of 8 oz sachet.
Bath tea Fresh Heart
Restorative herbal bath tea traditionally used to help combat exhaustion and promote recovery, reverse fatigue and dissolve tiredness. The bath tea was recommended in one herbal medicine text as a remedy for winter apathy and as a cure to restore the energy after a day of horse riding. The bath tea is a useful remedy to stimulate the body's strengths and help combat respiratory conditions, such as chronic bronchitis.
Ingredients: Calamus, Peppermint, Oregano, Yarrow, Coltsfoot, Wormwood, Lemon balm, Nettle, Rosemary.
To promote recovery of respiratory conditions - take a 15 min footbath made of 1/4 lb sachet before bed time for at least a week. Keep water as hot as comfortable. To help combat bronchitis take a bath made of 1/2 - 1 lb of tub tea every day for at least 1 week before the bed time. Put on warm socks after the bath.
Tub tea Baby bath
The bath tea is used to help combat skin irritations, redness, reverse itching, allergic reactions.
Ingredients: Sage, Lungwort, Black Currant, Chamomile, Pine, Burdock, Calamus, Wheat, Wild Thyme, Walnut.
Recommendations: use ¼ lb sachet for baby bath and 1/2 - 1 lb for full size bath.
Tub tea Slavonic Bath
Bath tea and herbal rinse combining cleansing and restorative action. The recipe was known at the times of ancient Slavick state - Kiev Russia. Herbal formula was mentioned by contemporary writer as a bath remedy used by nobles and ordinary people to help restore body's energy, shape up and cleanse the skin. Apparently, herbs were allowed to steep for several hours in a big wooden barrel filled with warm water. The bathers would soak in the barrel and rub themselves with soaked herbs.
Ingredients: Nettle, Birch, Sage, Oregano, Soap wort.
The bath combines properties of mild herbal cleansing shampoo and restorative herbal treatment. Use 1/4 lb sachet for a rinse and 1/2 lb sachet (or two) for full bath.
Tub tea Golden Rod
Tub tea helps combat backaches and arthritis pains relieve joint and muscle pains. Traditionally used as remedy for arthritis, rheumatism, back and joint pains. Combine herbs with relieving, soothing action and herbs rich in volatile oils able to penetrate in the warm bath deep in the skin and provide healthy beneficial nutrients for various body systems.
Ingredients: Golden Rod, White Willow bark, White pine bark, Angelica root, Savory, Juniper, Heather, Sage, Oatstraw.
For use as a herbal bath, foot bath or a herbal wrap. The best time for the Golden Rod bath is the evening. Take a bath before going to bed for 30 - 40 min, but no longer than you feel comfortable. Traditionally, it was recommended to cover the water in the bath using poncho-style screen with head hole. This arrangement reduces the evaporation of precious volatile oils from the tub and keep the water as warm as comfortable. As a wrap - use for two hours, preferably staying in the bed.
Plain Oatstraw tub tea
One of the most traditional herbal baths widely referred in 19th century as a treatment of choice for spasms, nervous disorders, joint pains and skin disorders. Also believed to be helpful as a supportive treatment for the people fighting with addictions. For centuries raw material (Oatstraw) was available and affordable nearly everywhere, therefore Oatstraw bath tea has a sizable history of clinical use in many countries. The most popular applications are: in Germany - for inflammatory skin disorders, in Russia - to treat rheumatoid arthritis, in France as a remedy for spasms and nervous disorders.
As a restorative treatment take a bath made of one 1/4 - 1/2 lb. sachet for 20 - 40 min or until you fill comfortable. To help improve conditions related to arthritis, or joint pains take 2 - 3 baths made of one - two 1/2 lb. sachets per week for several weeks. Oatstraw bath may be combined with any other herbal bath. Use 3 days cycle with the Golden Rod bath on the first day and Oatstraw bath on the second and third day.
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Therapeutic effects of herbal baths revealed in clinical studies
Medicinal baths for treatment of generalized fibromyalgia
by: K. Ammer and P. Melnizky
Ludwig Boltzmann Forschungsstelle fur Physikalische Diagnostik, Wien, Osterreich, Published in: Forsch Komplementarmed 1999 Apr; volume 6(2): pages 80-85
OBJECTIVE: We studied whether whirl baths with plain water or with water containing pine oil or valerian have a different influence on pain, disturbed
sleep or tender point count.
METHODS: A randomized, comparative and investigator-blinded study was performed. Out-patients with generalized fibromyalgia were randomized into three treatment groups.
INTERVENTIONS: Therapy consisted of either whirl bath with plain water or with the addition of pine oil or valerian. The baths were carried out 10 times, three times a week.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: General pain, change of pain intensity during the day, general well-being and occurrence of disturbed sleep were recorded before and after the therapy. The number of tender points was assessed by digital palpation, the pain threshold on the shinbone and the middle part of the deltoid muscle was measured by the dolorimeter of A. Fischer. The same instrument was used for recording pain threshold and pain tolerance of both trapezius muscles. The tissue compliance of these muscles was measured as well.
RESULTS: 30 out of 39 patients included in the study were evaluated statistically. After treatment with valerian bath (n = 12) well-being and sleep were significantly improved and also the tender point count decreased significantly. Pine oil added to the bath water (n = 7) resulted in a significant improvement of well-being, but unfortunately also in a significant decrease of pain threshold of the shinbone and the right deltoid muscle. Whirl bath in plain water (n = 11) reduced general and maximum pain intensity significantly.
CONCLUSIONS: Our cautious conclusion of this study is - with respect to the small number of treated patients - that different effects of whirl baths with or without medicinal bath oils can be detected in fibromyalgia patients. Plain water baths modify the pain intensity, medicinal baths improve well-being and sleep.
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