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    Comforting Cold and Flu Tea

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    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Prose's Note:

    Easy to make and inexpensive (you might even have all the ingredients on hand), this homemade tea is packed with ingredients that have natural antibiotic and immune-boosting properties. Adapted from Alex Jamieson's book The Great American Detox Diet.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place all ingredients (except honey) in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and steep for about 10 minutes.
    2. 2
      Strain into a pitcher (I like to leave the cinnamon sticks in the pitcher for extra flavor). Stir in honey while still warm.
    3. 3
      Store pitcher in refrigerator. Reheat one cup at a time in the microwave, adding more honey to taste, if desired. Drink twice a day, breathing steam through nose, for maximum benefit.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 13, 2013

      55

      This is better than my favorite herb tea made from a tea bag and much cheaper. No colds or flu in my house, but it is swirling all around. I am on my second cup this morning, looking out the window at the dreary wet weather--but I feel all warm and comfy. Thanks so much for posting.

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    • on February 02, 2011

      55

      I had all the ingredients at home / in the garden. Perfect fo this cold winter weather.

      Very simple recipe and delicious tea. The children wanted more!

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    • on July 08, 2009

      55

      I just happened to have all of the ingredients like she said. Right before I added the sage, I realized that sage dries up your milk if you're nursing so I did not add it. Since the tea is for a cold, you want drying herbs. I did not have a cold or flu but this sounded really good so maybe I prevented one. This is a good mix. It was very soothing and warming. It was delicious! I added some rose and later, when I added the honey, I put in a few drops of some herbal syrups that I made. It turned out so good!

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    Nutritional Facts for Comforting Cold and Flu Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (253 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 27.0
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    99%
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 7.7 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.2 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 6.6 g
    26%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

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    sage leaves

    rosemary sprigs

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