by Kris Vaughan, CH
As winter hits so do colds and respiratory illness. Coughing, stuffy head, fever, and fatigue are all a part of the common cold and respiratory illnesses of the season. The first natural remedy I reach for when someone in my house begins to catch a cold is a good strong cup of hot herbal tea and I share one of my go-to herbal tea recipes below.
Herbal tea is a soothing way to get your medicine and provides many medicinal properties we can’t access in a capsule. The following Immune Tea will relieve respiratory symptoms and stimulate a fever to stimulate the internal immune fire and aid the body in mounting a strong response to viral infections.
1/2 cup chamomile flower
1/2 cup elder flower
1/2 cup licorice root
1/2 cup peppermint leaf
Blend all ingredients and seal in an airtight container
Directions: Using a tea strainer, steep 2 tablespoons of herbal tea mixture in 1 cup of just boiled water. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Drink several cups a day while fighting a respiratory illness.
Don't want to make your own? You can purchase the ImmuniTea by Herban Evolution in our apothecary.