Herbal teas are another means to getting herbs into your body. They can be drunk either hot or cold, made into ice cubes, blended with fruit juice or frozen pops for children. For medicinal teas to be effective, it must be administered in small amounts several times daily. Herbal teas are generally not as potent as tinctures, they, however, are the most effective medicines for chronic, long-term imbalances. Additionally, they have one distinct advantage over some other applications: they are absorbed and processed through the gastrointestinal system.