Homemade Immune-boosting “Tea” Recipe for fighting Colds and Flu.

I am a firm believer in the health benefits of good food, in getting your vitamins from your diet, and in boosting your immune system naturally, without supplements.  We are fortunate to have easy access to a variety of healthy food, and many of them are high in antioxidants, vitamins and antibacterial properties.  I have combined a few of them to create an immune-boosting tea that tastes so good you will want it every day, not just when you feel like you are getting sick!  With the help of this beverage I have fought off numerous colds that were showing ominous symptoms.

Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties.  When steamed and inhaled, it helps open up the nasal cavities so you can breathe better.

Honey is naturally antibacterial, and also has antioxidant properties. When added to a drink, honey can help soothe sore throats and dry coughs.

Cinnamon also has antibacterial properties, and has been used as a pain killer.

Blueberries are high in vitamin C which is beneficial in fighting colds, and is high in antioxidants.

Lemons are high in vitamin C.

If you feel as if you are coming down with a cold or flu, make your self a cup of this fruity tea, drink it up and get to bed!

Ingredients:
1 inch of ginger root
1/2 c. blueberries, fresh or frozen, or 1/4 c. dehydrated.
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. honey

Directions for making tea:

Peel an inch of ginger root, and bring to a boil with one cup of water.  Add blueberries.  Simmer for 20 minutes.  Strain into a mug.
Add boiling water to ginger/blueberry juice to equal one mug full.
Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon and honey.
Sit back and enjoy!

Note:
Ginger root and blueberries can be kept and reboiled once for a second batch of equally potent tea.

This post has been linked to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways 27.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Delish! I really hope it helps my cold. I threw a tea bag of chamomile in with the blueberries too. Thanks!!!

  2. I made something similar just now – I boiled all the ingredients and I used blackberries since I didn’t have blueberries :p

    Hopefully it helps with my cold

  3. This recipe is definitely my “go to” tea when it comes to cold’s! It was delicious and it really helped me. I feel like I’m starting to get a touch of something right now and I automatically made some of your tea :) Would love to know some of your other tea recipe’s!

    Thanks

  4. Pauline Radcliffe says:

    This wasn't the one I saw before …I'll keep checking

  5. Emily C. Gallagher says:

    Will try this.

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