Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cold and Flu Feel Better Brew

Just thought Id share. This worked amazingly well for me and for Max, clearing our stubborn symptoms in one day. It also tastes good which made us drink enough to make a difference.

In large tea pot or large glass mason jar, combine:

Big handful Mullein Leaf - for mucous membranes, esp. throat - expectorant
Big handful Elder Blossom - said to support immune response to flu
1 tsp. dried Thyme - for congestion - expectorant
2 T. Nettles - to beef up immune system and blood
1 tsp. Cinnamon - to warm the body

Fill container with boiling water and stir. Cover and let steep at least five minutes.
Pour through a strainer and serve with generous tsp. of honey.

Note: It's important to use honey, which has antibacterial and immune-boosting properties, as opposed to sugar, which suppresses the immune system--or artificial sweetener, which has no purpose whatsoever in healing. If you can't have honey. skip the sweetener. The tea tastes lovely without it.

Note 2: If using a glass mason jar, remember to place a metal dinner knife or large metal spoon in jar before adding hot water. The metal conducts excess heat preventing the glass from cracking.

Feel better!

1 comment:

Gayle Fox said...

This little diddy is going on my fridge for future! Thanks for sharing!