I have a three to four cup a day coffee habit, not uncommon among those of us who spend most of the workday at a desk, pecking at a keyboard for a living. Americans consume the equivalent of 500 cups per person - per year and import half of the worlds coffee crop. Caffeine is the world's most widely used central nervous system stimulant, with approximately 80% consumed in the form of coffee.

A strong cup of coffee is not just for staying awake. Coffee accelerates the heart, increases blood flow, and encourages breathing. Coffee contains theobromine and theophylline, which help to expand the airways and inhibit bronchospasms. It will settle a dizzy spell.

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Recipe Instructions: Decoction :Attention coffee lovers, there are better ways to brew coffee than drip style. Old style percolators or a french press will both make better, richer coffee. Make the most of your coffee by brewing it from freshly ground, good quality, fair trade, beans.
Source: Duke,James, Ph.D. (2000). "The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook"

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Bronchitis :A nagging cough that lingers and causes difficulty in breathing is often symptomatic of bronchitis.
  • Congestion :Congestion in the airways, lungs, sinus and chest makes breathing difficult and being sick even more miserable
  • Constipation :Drinking herbal teas containing gentle laxatives remedies such as dandelion, chicory and chickweed help to keep you regular and prevent constipation.
  • Headache/Migraine :Headaches can be triggered by a variety of factors, such as muscle tension, fatigue and emotional upsets.
  • Herbal Decoctions :Unlike infusions, decoctions are boiled. Woody roots, non-aromatic seeds and barks are suited to this method. Tools: You will need a non-reactive, heavy saucepan. I use a Corningware 1 quart pan
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