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”


 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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