Flu Fighting Tea is perfect for fever, aches, pains, a wracking cough, or a sore throat. It boosts the immune system and is yummy, too! I make this every time I feel like I am getting sick, and I believe it helps my body!
Flu fighting tea
This tea is perfect for fever, aches, pains, a wracking cough, or a sore throat. It boosts the immune system and is yummy, too!
- 1 bag good quality organic echinacea tea or marshmallow root tea (optional)*
- 3-5 thin slices of fresh ginger root
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 2 tablespoons raw organic honey
- ½ teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon organic ground clove
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- In a large cup of hot filtered water, steep the tea bag and the sliced ginger.
- Add the lemon juice, honey and spices and stir well. The tea will be cloudy.
- If you’d like, you may strain the tea to remove the ground spices and ginger (I love it as it is!)
*Type of tea is optional. But make sure to use good quality and natural tea. I am trying to use the ones that got the most health benefits, like producing more white blood cells. One of my favorites is "Throat Cozy" from Wellness Teas, which contains anise seed, licorice root, marshmallow root, lemongrass leaf, orange peel and cinnamon bark. Marshmallow root coats and caresses while sweet licorice root cools and soothes. Anise, a popular herb to calm the occasional cough, lends an irresistible licorice flavor. A slightly sweet, velvety blend sure to please and ease your throat. (Caffeine free)
Nutrients and benefits:
- Ginger contains a powerful painkiller and acts as anti-inflammatory. Often used to fight the upper respiratory woes that come with colds and the flu.
- Ginger has been known to display anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-proliferative activities, indicating its promising role as a chemopreventive agent.
- Ginger may alleviate the symptoms of nausea and vomiting following pregnancy, surgery, cancer therapy, or motion sickness and suggestive evidence that ginger reduces inflammation and pain.
- It’s also commonly used to support digestive discomfort
Lemon, honey, and spices:
More than just a trio of delicious flavors, these three ingredients pack a powerful punch in supporting you immune system.
- Lemon and honey are a great combination, they taste wonderful and the lemon juice is full of vitamin C.
- Honey has antimicrobial properties, and has been shown to be more effective in soothing a cough than the active ingredient in most cough syrups.
- Cinnamon is as healthy as it is tasty! Studies show that this spice reduces inflammation, and has antibacterial properties.
- You can harness clove’s anesthetic properties to soothe your sore throat. It’s good for your cough, becuase it acts as an expectorant.
- Finally, the cayenne pepper helps clear out your sinuses.
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What is your…
What is your favorite flu fighting drink/tea recipe? Comment below so I can do a recipe inspired by them. Let me know what you think in the comments, rate the recipe if you try it (it helps me improve them for you!), and if you make it at home share it on Instagram with #alalinn som I can see!0