Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

this is full of biflavonoids which act as a natural anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling of tissues and ease the severity of allergy symptoms


  1. put peels and water in a saucepan, cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. stir in honey.
  3. use 1 tsp 3 times daily, for relief of allergies.


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This was relaxing! I bid warning to those using it for allergy symptoms! Make sure you use honey from bees in your area! THEORY!!!! That if humans can somehow ingest local pollens, they will not have severe reactions when they breathe pollens in the spring-time air.

Rita~ February 27, 2003

My husband was a'bed all day with allergies, so I began looking for tea options on Zaar to give him, and this recipe is what I found. :) I did adapt the ingredients. I didn't have any grapefruit, so I used 1/2 tsp of ground lemon peel from Penzey's. I used 1/4 cup honey (I didn't worry about it being local because we drink mead made from it all the time, already) because Steingrim is a lowcarb person. I used 1 cup water and 1/2 cup chicken broth. I made some additions - since peppers are good for allergies, I added chipotle powder until it was spicy (about 1/8 tsp) and a bit of ground white pepper. Even with all those changes, I feel that the basic recipe is what really helped Steingrim to feel better - and he does! :) Thanks, Chia!

Julesong December 23, 2004

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