When Flu and Colds Strike
Posted by Dave Green | 17/10/2018
Teas are a great way to treat cold/flu symptoms. Not only do you get the medicinal benefits, but they are soothing, warm, and relaxing too.
Strike back with the following ingredients:
Garlic - Anti-viral, antibiotic, and antiseptic.
Onion - Good for coughs, keeps the respiratory tract open.
Ginger - Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
Sage - Antiseptic and astringent. Used for sore throats and coughs.
Thyme - Antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, and astringent. Thyme is great for respiratory infections and coughs.
Cayenne powder – Stimulant, anti-microbial, analgesic, carminative, diaphoretic and expectorant. Cayenne can help prevent colds and flu as well as speed up recovery. It brings heat to the body, which can help dispel coldness.
Honey - Antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic.
Lemon - high in vitamin C, lemon can help decrease the strength of a cold or flu virus and reduce phlegm. It is common to use lemons to build resistance to cold and flu symptoms.
The recipe for ‘Flu Tea’:
3-4 slices fresh ginger.
One clove chopped garlic.
One Puerh tea bag
One Oolong tea bag.
Bring 3-4 slices of fresh ginger (skin on) and one clove of chopped garlic to the boil and simmer for approximately 20 minutes.
Use the ginger water to steep the Puerh and Oolong tea bags in a normal tea pot.
Add cayenne powder.
Honey to taste.
Drink 3-4 cups per day.
Drink before bed and wrap up to induce sweat.
Remember, you don’t have to be unwell to enjoy this autumn beverage.
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