Different herbs and leaves we have at Kuckucksmühle:

Celery leaves are scientifically known to contain many health benefits and nutritional value because it contains amino acids, boron, calcium, chlorine, essential fatty acids, folate, inositol, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sulfur, zinc.

  • Diuretic and cleansing properties:

They stimulate urine production to help rid the body of excess fluid. It is recommended for stimulating all sorts of toxin accumulations in primary bodily organs, promoting proper functioning due to the cleansing effect. Once bodily fluids are stabilized, the kidneys will function better and inflammation caused by fluid retention will be reduced.

  • Better Digestion:

Daily consumption of this tea helps the production of saliva and gastric juices, as well as active bowel movements for easy removal and reduction of colic and gas. This makes celery a natural laxative that helps to relieve constipation. It also helps relax nerves that have been overworked by man-made laxatives. It supports digestive processes to improve nutrient absorption and prevent problems like gas, inflammation, and other symptoms affecting this system. It has antibacterial and antiviral effects that fight different types of gastrointestinal infections for improving digestive health.

  • Satiety:

Because of its water and fiber content, celery is classified as a powerfully capable of satiating. This can put an end to the anxiety of consuming more calories than necessary. It is recommended to consume tea on an empty stomach and before lunch.

  • Lowers Cholesterol:

It’s great for people who suffer from high cholesterol or triglycerides. Its properties help stabilize levels, reducing cardiovascular risks.

  • Regulation of metabolic processes:

Regular celery tea consumption helps regulate the body’s metabolic processes, which are largely dependent on the body’s ability to remove excess fats.

  • Lower blood pressure:

Celery contains a chemical compound called phtalides helps relax the muscles around the arteries, dilating the vessels and allowing blood to flow smoothly. Pthalides also reduce stress hormones, one of whose effects is to cause blood vessels to constrict that can reduce levels of stress hormones in your blood. This allows the blood vessels to expand, giving your blood more space, thus reducing the pressure.

  • Insomnia:

The minerals and essential oils in celery juice have a calming effect on the nervous system, making it beneficial for insomniacs. Its high magnesium levels help people to relax into a soothing and restful sleep.

  • Increased Sexuality:

Celery juice is good and beneficial for weak sexuality, but doesn’t cause you an uncontrollable urge as in the case of pharmaceutical drugs. The leaves balances the system and doesn’t increase it.

  • Anti Inflammatory:

The polyacetylene in celery is an amazing relief for all inflammation including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma and bronchitis.

In addition to everything already mentioned, we should also point out that eating celery provides important nutrients for skin, hair, and vision.

As a supplement to weight-loss diets: (1 liter) The traditional recipe uses only water and celery, but we add a bit of lemon juice to intensify the detoxifying effects.

  • Drink one cup before breakfast.
  • Drink the remaining liquid throughout the day, either before each main meal or between meals.
  • Add this tea to your regular diet, but it’s best when drunk for 15 consecutive days, rest for 15 days, and then once again follow the same cycle.


Benefits of Rosehip Tea

You should consider drinking rosehip tea if you suffer from a weak immune system, skin conditions, chronic pain, indigestion, high toxicity levels, arthritis, gout, inflammatory conditions, high cholesterol, and hypertension, or if you are at an increased risk of heart disease or cancer.

  • Prevents Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Detoxifies the Body
  • Acts as an Analgesic
  • Skin Care
  • Strengthens Immunity

Fresh rose hip contains a lot of vitamin C, yet much of the vitamin C in rose hip is destroyed during drying and processing and declines rapidly during storage.

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Lovage may be the only member of the Levisticum genus, but this leafy perennial plant is extremely valuable in cultures around the world. Depending on the intended use, various parts of lovage can be used in salads, soups and broths, as a spice, or even as a flavoring ingredient in beverages and alcohol. The high concentration of coumarins, limonene, camphor, and eugenols contribute to the impressive health benefits associated with this herb.

  • Anti-allergenic

Many of the health benefits of lovage relate to its anti-inflammatory and soothing nature, and the same is true for soothing the effects of allergens. Furthermore, it contains significant amounts of quercetin, which is a natural inhibitor of histamines. This will reduce the allergic response of your body, eliminating itchy eyes, runny noses, and other more serious allergic reactions.

  • Good for the Skin

The soothing properties of lovage also extend to the skin. When the leaves are applied directly to the skin, or a salve is made, it can be very effective for reducing the symptoms of psoriasis and acne, leading to smoother, better-looking skin. The antioxidants found in it can also help to prevent wrinkles in some cases and increase blood flow to the surface of the skin, improving tone and appearance.

  • Respiration Booster

If you are suffering from a respiratory ailment, lovage can act as an expectorant to clear out excess phlegm and mucus in your tracts. Furthermore, eucalyptol, one of the primary soothing agents found in it, can reduce irritation and inflammation in the lungs, promoting more rapid healing.

  • Antibacterial Effects

Studies have shown that lovage has a significant effect on various microbes and foreign agents that can cause illness within the body. Although research is still ongoing, studies have found positive associations between lovage intake and a reduction in E. coli, Salmonella, and other dangerous infections.

  • Digestive Processes

The anti-inflammatory nature of lovage makes it ideal for soothing upset stomachs and returning your gastrointestinal system to a neutral state. It can help to reduce bloating and excess gas by reducing irritation in your bowels and promoting healthy, normal movement in your colon.

  • Menstrual Relief

When taken at the beginning of a menstrual period, lovage can act to soothe many of the most severe side effects of menstruation, including cramps and bloating. There is also high nutrient density that makes it effective in keeping your energy and mood high during that more stressful part of the month.

  • Arthritis Relief

The natural anti-inflammatory nature of lovage makes it the perfect remedy for those suffering from conditions like gout, arthritis, and hemorrhoids. If you suffer from painful inflammation anywhere in your body, consume some lovage leaves or add this herb to your next dish – you might be surprised at the relief!

  • Kidney Health

Although the exact mechanism isn’t completely understood, lovage has been linked to improving kidney health. It acts as a strange type of diuretic, known as an aquaretic, which stimulates urination, but doesn’t lead to a loss of electrolytes. This is a much healthier form of urination if you are trying to detoxify your body without risk of dehydration, thereby boosting the health of your kidneys.

There is only one consistent report of negative reactions from lovage, and it is a rather strange one. Some people have reported increased photosensitivity after regularly consuming lovage. For that reason, we would only recommend consuming a moderate amount if it becomes a regular part of your herbal regimen. The use of lovage by pregnant women and those with kidney problems is not recommended.

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Nettles - Ortiga

  • Nettle tea is a rich source of potassium. This mineral plays an important role in conducting electricity in the body. Since the major organs of the body like the brain and heart cannot function without electricity, the role of electrolytes like potassium cannot be ignored.
  • Nettle tea is also a rich source of calcium. This mineral is vital to the maintenance and development of bones in the body.
  • Nettle tea has high levels of beta-carotene. A precursor of Vitamin A, beta-carotene contributes to the maintenance of good vision and protection from such eye diseases such as night blindness and cataract.
  • Nettle tea is said to be helpful in the treatment of asthma. The plant’s seeming ability to fight allergic infections is what makes it a good ally against asthma.
  • Nettle leaves are said to contain about 16 types of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and the abundance of these amino acids in the plant contribute to nettle’s high protein content.
  • Helps in fighting coughs, tuberculosis and asthma.
  • Counters arthritis, rheumatism, tendonitis and other disorders of the muscles and joints.
  • Combats a variety of intestinal disorders.
  • May help in alleviating skin problems.
  • May aid in the treatment of allergies like eczema, and hay fever.
  • Often used to treat urinary tract infections.

Tea Pursuit

Lemon Verbena - Cedrón

Lemon Verbena tea has been in the consciousness of many traditional herbal practitioners as being potent for disorders in the nervous and digestive systems. Lemon verbena is grown for medicinal, commercial and culinary purposes. It is widely used as an herbal flavoring to replace oregano, particularly in fish and poultry dishes.

This tea’s possible health benefits are the following:

  • May alleviate colon and stomach spasms.
  • May aid in calming and relaxing the nervous system.
  • May help reduce fever.
  • May help ease colic.
  • May help in expelling cough.
  • May help calm itching.

Hops - Lúpulos

Hops is a plant rich in nutrients, making each cup you drink a healthy and nutritious beverage.


Calming Tea Hops tea is best known for its positive effects of the nerves. A cup of this tea is said to calm nerves and reduce anxiety feelings. It is said to strengthen and tone the nervous system, helping to bring relief from nervous non-psychiatric disorders, such as hysteria. It has also been used to promote restful sleep, calming the mind and thus fighting insomnia. Hops herbal tea should be helpful for those who tend to wake several times during the night and are light sleepers.

Tip: take a cup of this tea at night and then prepare a comfortable bed in a room that is neither too hot nor too cold and then avoid watching TV or any device and just let yourself relax. Some people even put pouches with hops under their pillow to induce sleep. Give it a try!

This calming tea may also help to soothe pain, reducing muscle spasms and painful cramps. Its sedative properties help to treat headaches and migraines relieving tension in the brain and nervous system.

It is said to help reduce sexual excitation, calming and balancing excessive sexual drive and reducing libido. Hops herbal tea may also help to inhibit cravings, helping smokers to remain calm while quitting their habit.

Digestive Aid

Taking hops tea may help improve your digestion. Its bitter properties help stimulate stomach juices and boost your metabolic rate. This could help you when you suffer from indigestion or heartburn. Its calming features also soothe digestive problems due to nerves and stress.

Hops tea may even help improve your appetite, relieving burping, soothing peptic ulcers and helping your stomach to remain calm as you enjoy your meals.

This herbal tea may also treat intestinal issues such as constipation, Crohn's disease and irritable bowl syndrome, calming spasmodic action in the colon. It may get rid of the harmful elements and parasites that could be causing flatulence or even diarrhea.

Infection Fighter and Detox Tea

Hops tea may prove to be a great tea when you are suffering from a bladder infection. It is said to help relieve the pain caused by this infection. It may help fight the infection in the sense that it is said to help eliminate toxins in the body and get rid of harmful bacteria.

You may take this tea as a detoxifying agent, helping the body to eliminate wasteful elements, clearing away causes of inflammation. It is said to cleanse the blood, lowering levels of sugar in the blood, and it may also act as a diuretic reducing fluid retention.

Its bacterial action may also be useful when you need to soothe a sore throat or treat other chest problems. Its antioxidant properties may help boost your immune system, preventing these diseases from occurring as well as possibly fighting the onset of tumors.

Female Tonic Tea

Hops tea is ideal for women who are going through menopause. This female tonic may help calm nerves and mind, while at the same time relieving symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and insomnia. This herbal infusion contains the natural estrogens you may need at this time.

The presence of estrogens in this herbal infusion may also prove to be helpful for when who suffer from constant menstrual problems. If your checkup has not revealed any serious problems, then ask your doctor about drinking this tea to help soothe PMS and bring balance to your hormones.

External Use

Applied topically, hops tea may be good for your skin, keeping it healthy and clean. It may be used for its antiseptic action to clear and heal sores, wounds and other skin injuries.

Soak a towel in warm hops tea and apply to the inflammed area for a calming and healing action that could even help relieve pain associated with arthritis.

After a long day, soak your feet in a foot bath infused with hops to clear away any possible harmful agents while helping to rest our tired feet and improving the skin.

Side Effects of Hops Tea When drinking hops tea there are a few things you should be aware of:

As this is a calming tea, taking hops during the day may cause some drowsiness, particularly for those who are very tired and unaccustomed to calming teas.

If you are sensitive to polen, you may experience skin sensitivity in the form of an allergic rash when handling the dried hops flowers. When applying topically make sure to apply on a small area of skin to test for any possible reactions.

Hops tea may enhance the effects of some medications, particularly birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy. If you are taking any prescription medication you should always check first with your doctor before drinking any tea medicinally.

Prolonged use is not adviseable. While stimulating the stomach may help at first, overstimulating the stomach may have the reverse effect and begin to cause stomach pain.

In the same sense, the estrogenic effects of hops tea may, with prolonged consumption, cause irregular menstrual periods in some women.

When to Avoid Hops Tea

If you suffer from depression then speak to your doctor about drinking this tea so that s/he may recommend the proper dosage for your particular situation and medication. Large amounts of this tea are best avoided in this situation.

If you are pregnant then it is best to avoid hops tea altogether, as it causes uterine contractions that stimulate menstruation.

Breastfeeding women should avoid this herbal tea as it is not recommended for children under the age of 2. In fact children over 2 and adults over the age of 65 should stick to weaker forms of this tea.

If you suffer from excessive acidity in the stomach, then it is best not to drink this tea as it may be used to stimulate digestive fluids and make you feel worse.

People taking medication to control sugar levels in the blood should not drink this tea, as it may enhance the effects of the medication and your sugar levels could drop to dangerous levels.

This herbal tea is best not taken by men, as its sedative effect and impact on estrogenic production may prove to cause a drop in male libido. Unless you are searching for a solution to relieve sexual excitability, then you should not drink this tea.

The right tea

Calamus root - Raíz de Cálamo

The effects of calamus root both energize and reduce anxiety thus why it is considered a powerful balancing herb. It has been used for healing, spiritual, and culinary uses.

  • Used as an anti-anxiety

While Calamus root fights fatigue, it also has a calming effect. Though the two effects would seem to contradict each other, the effect is one of alert relaxation. Users of Calamus root report feeling both emotionally relaxed and ready to face the day.

  • Laxative and Diuretic

Calamus root has both laxative and diuretic properties, making it useful for increasing urination and relieving constipation.

  • Counteract the Side Effects of Hallucinogens

A common complaint of hallucinogens is the severity of the side effects. Few hallucinogens are without the side effects of nausea and dizziness. Calamus root has long been used to combat these effects.

  • Mild Pain Reliever

Calamus root is often chewed to ease the sore throat and run down feeling associated with the cold or flu.

  • Eaten as an herb

Calamus is eaten both for its herbal properties as well as for its flavor. Native americans would commonly cut pieces of the root and chew it for the effect. Calamus root can be bought whole or in pieces, very much like ginger.

  • As an Infusion or Tea

The dried root can be used to make a tea that holds the properties of the herb.

  • As a Smoking Blend

Calamus root can be bought as a dried powder or cutted to add to smoking blends. Many people add it to their spiritual and visionary blends. Native Americans also used the herb in combination with tobacco to treat headaches.


Users of Calamus root report:

  • Alertness
  • Feeling more energetic
  • Feeling less anxiety
  • Relief from sore throat
  • Relief from headaches
  • A decrease in the side effects of hallucinogens

Smokable Herbs

Mint - Menta

Health Benefits Of Mint Leaves:

Consuming mint leaves are effectively able to prevent and treat:

  • Muscle ache Mint leaves are also believed to be a drug used to treat pain in the body. For content in it are antispasmodic. This substance is very well work to loosen your muscles are tensed. So it is suitable to cope with muscle pain in the body.
  • Bad Smells of breath. Fresh mint flavor makes it ideal to relieve bad smells of breath odors. Mint tea made from fresh mint leaves or dried effectively get rid of bacteria that cause bad smells of breath. Mint will also keep the mouth moist by stimulating saliva production.
  • Mint is able to relieve the heartburn through antispasmodic and by increasing the flow of digestive fluids through the digestive system. But be careful with large doses of mint because it can worsen heartburn symptoms. Drink no more than three or four cups of mint tea every day. Never swallow pure mint oil.
  • Nasal congestion. Plant mint contains menthol, ingredients commonly used in commercial drug of flue. The smells of menthol can help open the respiratory tract because it contains anti-inflammatory properties. The antibacterial properties of mint leaves also helps treat infections due to bacterial attack. Mint loosen bronchial constriction.
  • Nausea and indigestion. Mint in capsule form or prepared as a tea to relieve nausea and indigestion. It has the potential to the digestive system and relieve stomach cramps. Mint has a mild anesthetic effect so as to relieve pain in the stomach. The Journal of Advanced Nursing showed that the mint leaves as an anti-nausea drug post-surgery. Mint can be used as a nausea reliever and menstrual cramps.
  • Overcoming fever. One effect of mint is provide a sense of cold, refreshing to the body. Even those who have a fever or a temperature rise, typically use mint to relieve the heat.
  • Oral health. Mint leaves has anti-bacterial. Chew mint leaves to fight harmful bacteria in the mouth, teeth and tongue.
  • Preventing Cancer. Vitamin C and antioxidants in mint leaves is useful to counteract the free radicals cause all sorts of diseases one of which is cancer. Not only that, the mint leaves are also rich in vitamin A and beta carotene which is very good for maintaining eye health.
  • Reduce stress. Mint gives the effect of extraction and tranquility for the audience. That is why mint used as aromateraphy in the medical world. The content of antioxidants can be used against stress from the outside to your body. So your body becomes more calm and relaxed.
  • Improve Body Immune System. Immune function to prevent the disease into the body. Immunity will increase when a person is exercising regularly and eating foods rich in nutrients. Mint leaves contain vitamin C that can positively impact your immune system. therefore, do not hesitate to add a mint leaf on a menu of food that you consume.
  • Itching in the throat. The content of the mint leaves are also very active to cure and relieve itchy throat that causes coughing. This is because there are some very good mint composition for open cavity on the nose.
  • Overcoming Allergies. Mint leaves are excellent in controlling allergic skin. For those who often suffer from skin allergies, you should try to add a mint leaf on the food they consume. This is because the mint has a substance that can help in controlling and eliminating the fungus and bad bacteria. Given that control allergies that will attack the skin becomes more controllable.
  • Eye health. The content of mint also contained vitamin A. one of its functions is to maintain health and eye care. Even those who had the disorder or start myopic encouraged to continue to consume foods that contain lots of vitamin A, one with mint and carrot.
  • Maintain healthy skin. Mint leaves contain vitamins E and D are very good for maintaining healthy skin. In this case, used to help renew dead skin or skin that is not good. Besides the benefits of salicylic acid, which is very useful in the process of replacement of skin cells that have been damaged. So that the skin is growing thereafter become healthier and appear fresh. Acne is a skin problem that is often experienced by everyone. To fix it we could mix the mint leaves with rose water. Then apply on the face. Let stand for few minutes and then rinse. To get the maximum results you need to do this treatment regularly.
  • Lose weight. Mint leaves can help you lose weight, because it stimulates the digestion of fat.
  • Refreshes the scalp. mint leaves can also be used as a herbal medicine to overcome and refreshing scalp irritation. To be more optimal benefits, you can use mint leaves directly by taking a few leaves of mint, knead until smooth, then apply on the scalp. The menthol in mint can give the refreshing to your scalp.
  • Overcoming Abusive heel. If your heel coarse try to overcome this problem by soaking the foot in warm water that has been mixed with mint leaves. In this way the rough skin on the heels can be lost slowly.
  • Coping lice. Head lice often disturbing because the hair itch and feel uncomfortable head. To cope with fleas, you can use mint oil at least 3-4 times a week. In addition to reducing itching can also eliminate head lice.
  • Eliminate mosquito bites. Inflammatory nature contained in mint leaves can help to overcome the mosquito bite. The itching caused by mosquito bites can be eliminated by attaching a mint leaf in part bitten.
  • Prevent the sore of the nipple. ASI can provide significant benefits for infants and the elderly, but also can cause pain and nipple’s sore. The International Breastfeeding Journal suggests laneways consume mint water to prevent cracking of the nipple and nipple pain at first lactating mothers.

Recommended dose If it is used as a beverage such as mint leaves Tea: Soak 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves in a cup, boiling water for at least ten minutes and let cool. Drink this two to three times daily between meals.

Dr. Health Benefits

Persimmon - Caqui


  • Anti-Cancer Properties
  • Boost Immunity
  • Aids in Digestion
  • Delays Premature Aging
  • Improves Vision
  • Control Blood Pressure
  • Regulate Blood Circulation
  • Improves Metabolic Activity

The fruit makes a great addition to desserts and baked goods. Persimmon cookies, breads, puddings and ice creams are all popular treats. It can also be added to savory dishes like salads to amp up the flavor.

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Chamomile - Manzanilla

  • Induces Sleep
  • Improves Digestion
  • Anticancer Potential
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Manages Diabetes
  • Promotes Heart Health
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Relieves Stress & Anxiety
  • Skin Care
  • Prevents Osteoporosis
  • Relieves Menstrual Pain
  • Anti-allergic Properties
  • Hemorrhoids

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Elderberry - Baya de Saúco

  • Vision Health

Significant levels of vitamin A in elderberry tea make it the ideal booster for vision health. Vitamin A acts as an antioxidant and can help prevent macular degeneration and slow the development of cataracts as you age.

  • Metabolic Function

The B-family vitamins are well represented in elderberry tea, most of which can boost the metabolism. By improving metabolic function, it can increase passive fat-burning, which can aid in weight loss efforts, while also optimizing various processes in the body related to hormones and digestion.

  • Detoxify the Body

Elderberry tea has been linked to laxative and diuretic effects, meaning that it can detoxify the body by expelling excess toxins, salts, and fats through urination. As a laxative, this tea can improve symptoms of constipation, reducing the occurrence of hemorrhoids, and maximize nutrient uptake efficiency.

  • Indigestion

Soothing the stomach with natural anti-inflammatory compounds, elderberry tea can reduce excess flatulence, indigestion, acid reflux disease, and stomach upset, making it an excellent tea for before or after meals.

  • Respiratory Infections

Some of the most popular traditional uses of elderberry tea relate to respiratory infections, bronchitis, coughs, and congestion. There appears to be decongestant and expectorant qualities in elderberries volatile compounds, helping to ease inflammation in the respiratory tracts and eliminating mucus and phlegm where bacteria and other pathogens can thrive.

  • Immune System

High levels of vitamin C make this herbal tea a potent immune system aid, as it can stimulate the production of white blood cells, and also act as an antioxidant throughout the body. Ascorbic acid can seek out free radicals and lower oxidative stress, which allows your immune system to focus on more pressing attacks and infections.

  • Pain and Inflammation

Studies have found that there are certain analgesic properties to elderberry tea, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help those recovering from illness, injury or surgery. This tea is particularly popular for those suffering from back pain or joint disorders, and some people drink 2-3 cups per day to relieve pain from morning to night. Elderberry tea can also be used medicinally to treat symptoms of arthritis.

  • May Help With Cancer

According to the study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, elderberries have shown strong chemopreventive potential. American elderberry extract has also been able to inhibit the promotion of carcinogenesis. With this research, we think it is fair enough to include elderberry tea in your diet. However, do consult with your doctor if you are feeling uneasy.

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