Being sick is never fun. Whether a minor cold or the full blown flu, sickness and all the symptoms that come with it are exhausting and unwanted. This healing tea is a life-saver! It helps reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms such as sinus pressure, cough, headache, sore throat, and runny nose. It also helps to reduce the amount of time you spend sick and increase your body’s self-healing abilities.
This is not your normal tea! Some of the ingredients may sound a bit strange to be in tea, however they work wonders for the immune system. Some of the benefits include antibacterial, antimicrobial, aiding in digestion, and creating ‘heat’ in the body. All of these functions help to boost your immune systems natural capabilities and lessen the symptoms caused by the cold or flu. That’s part of the reason this healing tea is so awesome!
The tea tastes good, but isn’t going to be enjoyable like your normal herbal cup of tea since it’s for medicinal purposes. The healing tea is best to drink while still warm, and this recipe should only be consumed by an individual once every other day for no more than a week. It makes 2-3 cups of tea.
Healing Tea for the Cold and Flu
- 5-6 c water, filtered or distilled
- ¾ medium lemon, in 3 slices
- ½ tsp ground turmeric
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- 1 peppermint or chamomile teabag ( I use Celestial Seasonings)
- 1 tsp dried white sage leaves
- 1 tsp fresh ginger strips (or 1/4 tsp of ground ginger)
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- 2-3 tbsp raw honey
- ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper
- 3-5 red pepper flakes (just a pinch!) (optional)
- Pour water into medium saucepan, and place on stove top on medium high heat. Once tiny bubbles form, but before the water boils, reduce heat to low.
- Squeeze all lemons into water, and drop the peel in once finished. Allow to simmer for 1-2 minutes. Turn off burner and remove from heat.
- In steeper, teabag, or coffee filter, add turmeric, garlic powder, sage, ginger, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes. Place steeper in water along with peppermint or chamomile tea bag.
- Add honey and allow to sit and steep for 3-5 minutes. Remove steeper and tea bag.
- Pour tea into a cup and drink warm.