...but Dr. Schulze forgets to tell you that the liver tincture should NOT be added to the tea! (in fact, there are places where he says TO add it to the tea :( :( :(
One of THE biggest benefits of the Liver Tincture is that it is so BITTER. Anything bitter stimulates the liver!! One should always take the Liver Tincture in a small splash of water, and let the bitter flavor resonate for a few minutes before/after drinking the tea.
The tea has very little effect on the liver itself. It's purpose is as a "digestive". The Liver Flush drink can disturb ones digestion, and any time the liver is compromised OR releasing stale/toxic bile, the digestion is also adversely affected. The herbs in the Liver/Detox/Digestion tea are INCREDIBLY beneficial for soothing & calming the digestive tract. The exact time to drink it is whenever you feel like you need some digestive assistance/relief (or you just want a yummy cup of tea :)
Here are the specific instructions for the making the herbal tea:
****To make the Kidney Tea:
Put three heaping tablespoons (medium) or four heaping tablespoons (strong) of the tea into 48 ounces of distilled water (water must be distilled, or high grade reverse osmosis only – we want the water to be as ‘empty’ as possible to absorb all the ‘herbal goodies’…other filtered & Ionized Water or spring/mineral water are not as good), and soak overnight. Be sure to use only stainless steel, glass, or enameled cookware. The next morning put it all into a blender and puree. Next, transfer to a pot and bring to a boil, immediately reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain out the herbs, but do not discard them. Let cool, but drink hot. Put the used herbs back into the container of tea for further soaking. (OR, do not strain the herbs out of the tea at all, and just strain each cup as you fill your cup). In the evening add 2-3 tablespoons more of the Kidney Tea herbs and enough water for the next day. Let sit overnite and repeat the process again. Keep adding new herbs/water to the old ones until the evening of the third day, then discard all herbs and start over.*****
This (above) is specifically for the Kidney Tea (it must be pureed/macerated in the blender) - but the Liver Tea does not need to be macerated.