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Known as Mugicha in Japan and Boricha in Korea, roasted barley tea is a very popular hot weather beverage that's noted for cooling down the body and cleansing the system. If you want a caffeine-free coffee substitute this is for you. A remedy for cold and flu for breaking up congestion, phlegm and other symptoms of the nasty seasonal bug. Barley-based teas are used as treatment for hemorrhoids, inflammatory arthritis and are believed to help reduce toxicity and side-effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Herbalists use barley concoctions to treat gravel stones and flush out kidneys and for centuries Old World doctors have recommended this plain barley water as a first food for babies and for bedridden patients whose stomachs cannot handle solid foods. Disclaimer: Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This recipe is not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Personally, I make these home remedies that I researched. I believed in it and hope you give it a try.
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- 1To make plain barley water ï¿½ put two ounces of barley into a small saucepan along with 1-1/2 pints of water.
- 2Bring to a boil.
- 3Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 6 minutes.
- 4Strain through cheesecloth, forcing out all the juice.
- 5Barley water is a very nutritious cooling drink that helps bring down fever.
- 6It is also useful for those suffering from bronchitis and asthma.
- 7To Roast barley(use pot or pearl barleyï¿½pearled barley being more refined than pot barley but making no difference to the tea).
- 8In a hot a cast iron skillet until a drop of water sizzles when dropped into pan.
- 9Measure barley into a sieve and rinse under cold running water.
- 10Towel dry.
- 11Put barley in skillet and dry roast, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for even toasting, until it turns golden.
- 12Over-roasting will produce a coffee-like drink!
- 13To make a caffeine-free coffee substitute, roast the barley until it is brown.
- 14Cool and grind.
- 15Then roast again until fragrant and very dark-- but not burnt.
- 16Use in place of regular ground coffee, experimenting with amounts until desired strength is reached.
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Nutritional Facts for Barley Tea
Serving Size: 1 (415 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 101.1
- Calories from Fat 5
- Total Fat 0.6 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 14.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 20.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
- Sugars 0.2 g
- Protein 3.5 g