Linseed tea

Linseed tea

Made by boiling linseed (flaxseed) and various flavorings in water, straining, and then sweetening. Sometimes additional flavoring such as lemon juice or licorice were added to make the tea more palatable. Linseed tea was used to combat bladder infections.
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