It’s the flu and cold season again. The best way in order to prevent getting sick is to wash your hands regularly, get a flu shot and avoid sick people. But, if you develop a full-on flu or scratch in your throat, you can try these home remedy infusions.
Ginger tea and the other 2 tea recipes below will help you stay hydrated, and ease your throat during flu season.
1. Ginger-Root Tea
1 piece Ginger root
1 Organic Lemon (Zest and juice)
1 cup of water (2 dl)
A few drops of stevia or 1 tablespoon Honey for a sweeter version
- Peel the ginger root, then cut into smaller pieces.
- Place the ginger in the blender, along with lemon juice, zest and water, then blend.
- Place your drink in a small bottle and store in the fridge. Use approximately 2-3 tablespoons for each mug, then add boiling water. Inhale the steam, then drink the warm drink.
2. Lemon Tea
Lemons contain high amounts of vitamin C, which is useful in the treatment and prevention of flu-like processes.
Also, in addition to increasing your defenses, lemons contain antiseptic properties. Their diuretic effect helps in eliminating toxins during the flu.
1 cup Boiling water
1 Squeezed lemon
1 Lemon tea bag
Honey for sweetness
3. Elderberry Tea
16 ounces water
2 tablespoon Dried elderberries
½ tsp Turmeric powder
¼ tsp Cinnamon powder
1 tsp Raw honey (optional)
- Place elderberries and water into a small saucepan.
- Add cinnamon and turmeric.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. This will help bring out the beneficial properties of the elderberries.
- Remove from heat, then let it cool for about 5 minutes.
- Strain using a fine mesh strainer, then pour into individual mugs.
- Add raw honey.
For iced tea, store in a mason jar, then allow to cool. Refrigerate for up to 1 week. You can serve over ice if desired.
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