Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

To your Health! For those of you feeling a cold coming on. This tea is to help sweat out a cold. Sweating procedure Drink a cup or more of hot diaphoretic herbal tea, take a bath or hot shower then drink more tea,then cover in blankets and sweat. Avoid sweets,salty foods,dairy,eggs,and other mucus forming foods. Drink a 1/2 cup tea 2-4 times a day between meals. At times I throw a lemon cut in half in while simmering.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a glass,ceramic,or enamel-coated pot place first 6 ingredients.
  2. Also if you want to add the pepper.
  3. Cover with 2 quarts water bring to a boil then simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  4. Strain as you pour each cup leaving the herbs roots and seeds to give off all they can.
  5. As I have the tea I replace water to the pot bring to boil then shut off keeping covered.
  6. Season to taste with lemon juice and honey.
  7. Sit back inhale the steam while you drink the tea.
  8. Hope you`re feeling better!
Most Helpful

5 5

Rita, this works a treat. I made one half batch and drank it over a day. I also had the bath. Unfortunately I ran out of parsley then and couldn't make anymore. I had to use jarred ginger because I didn't have fresh, but threw half a lemon in the water. I also used tarragon for the aniseed. It needs about a soupspoon of honey to make it taste okay, but really it is so good for you, so just drink it!

5 5

I just love licorice tea, plus mint, chamomile and ginger, so this was just wonderful! I love a little lime and honey in it! Thanks! Made for Photo tag.