Tea for the cold season!

Well, I was going to move into blogging about Winter Blues, but as I run into more and more people that are catching the colds going around, I decided that I should post a good tea recipe.  This is a post that I had on another blog, but it’s such a good tea, that I have to post it on this blog.  

Now mind you, I have been trying to keep myself from getting sick all season.  At the beginning of December, I went to a holiday party where someone was still fighting a cold.  Then, the next two nights I didn’t get sleep.  With those two combined, I could not keep the cold away.  So, every day I made this tea, and I was able to keep myself from going to the doctor or buying over-the-counter medicine.  Of course, it’s my preference to avoid the doctor and medicine.  You must decide for yourselves.  Here is my blog post from last Winter:

I started getting a bad sinus cold and researched the herbs I already knew a lot about to come up with a tea that I could drink.  After a few recipes, and adding new ingredients, I came up with a blend that has worked wonderfully.  This tea has not only helped through the tough colds that knocked us all down during the holiday season, but has kept my household from getting the flu.  And, we have lots of friends who have caught the flu, so it’s definitely been around us.

 

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Flu Season Tea Ingredients

Ingredients:

Fresh ginger root

Fresh turmeric

One lemon

Local Honey

Cayenne pepper

Recipe:

  • Pour 1 quart of water in a saucepan
  • Turn the burner on high to start warming the water quickly
  • Grate about 1 inch of the ginger root (I use a zester)
  • Grate a piece of the turmeric, about a 1 inch piece (I use a zester, and wear a glove to keep my hand from turning yellow)
  • Place the grated ginger and turmeric in the pan with the water, and add three shakes of cayenne
  • Turn the water down to a simmer, and stir the mixture
  • Simmer the tea for 20 minutes
  • While the tea is simmering, juice the lemon into the measuring cup you used to measure the quart of water
  • Add 5 tablespoons of honey to the lemon juice
  • When the tea is done simmering, strain it through a fine strainer into the lemon and honey mixture
  • Mix it all, start drinking and enjoy!

I like to fill a thermos to take to work with me.  I drink the quart of tea all morning at work.  On the weekends, I enjoy drinking it in the morning.  It’s a refreshing blend, and is very healing.

I will blog about each ingredient in different posts, but wanted you all to have this recipe to try.

This website is for educational purposes only. We do not diagnosis, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are suffering from any disease, illness, or injury it is your responsibility to consult with your physician. The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

 

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