Comforting Cold and Flu Tea

"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."
Comforting Cold and Flu Tea created by Artandkitchen
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  • 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.
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  1. Isis H.
    Easy to make and tastes great.
  2. Sherrion P.
    This is incredible. I can tell a difference on the days I am unable to have my tea. It really does help with opening sinuses.
  3. 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.
  4. UmmBinat
    This is very tasty without the dried thyme per preference. This is my favorite cold tea so far because it tastes so good and is soothing on the throat with more creamed honey per preference. I did use dried sage as that is what I had on hand. I am wondering if I shouldn't use sage though as I am in very early pregnancy but I am no longer nursing my current DD (toddler). I actually tried using dried sage to dry up my milk supply when weaning DD but it wasn't working. Maybe my dried sage is too old? I had to use dried rosemary as well as that is what I had on hand for which I had the permission of the poster. I squeezed a fresh lemon for it's juice and used spring water plus the rest of the ingredients. I will make this often when I have a cold and maybe even when I don't, it tastes that yummy. Made for Veggie Swap 31 ~ February 2011.
  5. Artandkitchen
    I had all the ingredients at home / in the garden. Perfect fo this cold winter weather.<br/><br/>Very simple recipe and delicious tea. The children wanted more!

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