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This recipe is from the book "Herbal Teas". It is supposed to be good for colds, but it has a nice flavor for everyday use too. Echinancea is useful for fighting off colds and flu, especially at the onset of symptoms. Catnip eases symptoms of colds, flus and bronchitis and is very calming and relaxing. Yarrow is useful for the onset of colds anf flu and can cause heat flushing, which is good for breaking a fever. Lemon balm contains antiviral components, good for fighting colds and flu. Barb Fahs, the creator of this tea recommends decocting it to make the tea stronger and have more visible results, but I usually will just brew it. I have included instructions for either method. Time is for the decoction process. The recipe can also easily be reducted or increased, just keep the proportions the same.
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- 1To Decoct: Add 1 cup of water and about 1/4 tsp echinacea to a pot and bring to a boil.
- 2Simmer, covered for 20 minutes.
- 3Combine the other herbs and add about 1 tsp of the mixture to the pot.
- 4Stir well, remove from heat, cover and steep 10-15 minutes.
- 5Strain and serve hot with honey and lemon, if desired.
- 6To Brew: Combine all ingredients.
- 7Boil water, pour one cup over one tsp of herbs for each cub.
- 8Steep 10-15 minutes.
- 9Strain and serve hot with honey and lemon, if desired.
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Nutritional Facts for Barb's Cold Comfort Tea
Serving Size: 1 (4 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 15
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 0.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 0.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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