Cold n’ Flu Tea Soother ~ Put this recipe together and be ready in a flash!

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There are many ideas to help ourselves when we are feeling “under the weather”. I tend to try to think ahead and have little Mason jars, filled with pre-measured concoctions “at the ready” before flu and colds are EVERYWHERE! Wanting to share this yearly tradition with you: Cold n’ Flu Tea Soother is potent!

Here’s an easy concoction…Although – easier when prepared before we…and 1/2 the family are ‘stricken’!

For Colds n’ FluTea Soother ~ here’s an idea to try:

For one mug of tea use:

1/2 teaspoon dried ginger  OR 1 inch or so of root, grated (spicy, warming, immune balancing)
1/2 teaspoon chopped sage  antihistamine)
1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme  antibiotic, antiviral)
Juice of half a lemon (sour, good source vitamin c)
1/2 tsp raw honey  – or to your  taste

Delicious support for you this winter!

Delicious support for you this winter!

Additional options: a dash of cayenne pepper (hot, immune boosting)
1/2 teaspoon Calendula flowers (anti-viral, anti-microbial)

This is a guideline more than a recipe, and can be changed up or altered to suit your tastes.
Other ideas include:
Orange peel or other citrus peel
Turmeric (grated fresh or a teaspoon of dried)
Cinnamon powder
Nutmeg, fresh grated if possible

The idea really?  Combine warming, anti-viral, immune boosting herbs together in a warm beverage and sip often throughout the day.

It all starts with a simple ginger tea, good quality ginger root, grated or sliced into a cup. It’s the basis for many of my winter brews! Read more about ginger medicine here.

Here are some more ideas in my post “Teas for Winter Health”

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 What is YOUR favourite tea for winter health??  Please share below.
    Here’s to a super healthy winter for us all!

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  • One of my favorite teas when someone has “geyser face” is a fresh ginger decoction. I take a finger’s worth of fresh clean ginger, grate into a quart size pot filled with water. I add several pinches of cinnamon, a few cloves and allspice (crushed). Then I add fresh aromatic herbs like basil, oregano and rosemary (sprig) depending on needs, mood and availability. Last but most important is a piece of citrus (lemon or lime) that I squeeze and then put the rind in the pot for anti-inflammatory effect. Bring just to a simmer, then lower heat for at least half an hour till water reduces. I add a good honey near the end to make palatable. If you drink a quantity during the day, your runny face will go away. My husband and older children always ask me for ginger tea when sick.

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