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!
Here’s an easy concoction…Although – easier when prepared before we…and 1/2 the family are ‘stricken’!
For Colds and FLU ~ here’s a tea 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
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)
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.
Here are some more ideas in my post “Teas for Winter Health”
What is YOUR favourite tea for winter health??