Recipe by Prose
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.
Top Review by ratherbeswimmin'
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.
- 8 cups water
- 8 slices fresh ginger
- 12 sage leaves, fresh or dried
- 3 rosemary sprigs, fresh
- 3 fresh thyme sprigs, fresh (optional)
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 tablespoons honey
Directions See How It's Made
- Place all ingredients (except honey) in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and steep for about 10 minutes.
- Strain into a pitcher (I like to leave the cinnamon sticks in the pitcher for extra flavor). Stir in honey while still warm.
- 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.