4 Herbal Tea Recipes to Fight Cold and Flu

Are you looking for natural treatments for a cold, allergies, or the flu? These four herbal tea recipes courtesy of the Cooking Well: Healing Herbs book use the powerful healing agents of natural herbs to help fight cold, allergies, and flu and offer relief from the symptoms.

 

Cold and Flu Tea

Ingredients:

1 ounce blackberry leaves

1 ounce elder flowers

1 ounce linden flowers

1 ounce peppermint leaves

 

Directions:

Pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 tablespoons of tea. Cover and let steep for ten minutes. Strain and drink.

 

Flu Ridding Tea

Ingredients:

2 medium cloves fresh garlic

1 cup very warm water

1 teaspoon honey

 

Directions:

Combine ingredients. Stir and drink.

 

Calm Stomach Tea

Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon dried ginger root

1/2 teaspoon clove blossoms

1 teaspoon chamomile flowers

 

Directions:

Steep 2 tablespoons of tea mixture in a cup of boiling water. Cover ten minutes; strain and drink.

 

Bronchial Congestion Tea

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces aniseed

1 ounce calendula flowers

3/4 ounce marshmallow root

1/3 ounce licorice root

 

Directions:

Crush aniseeds and add to herbs. Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of mixture; cover and let steep 10 minutes before drinking.

 

Cooking Well: Healing Herbs offers recipes and information to help you uncover the beneficial properties of many of these herbs in easy-to-use recipes. Whether you’re looking to ease symptoms of a specific condition, seeking to energize or relax using herbs in tea, or just want to create tasty, healthy meals, Cooking Well: Healing Herbs is the perfect resource for learning to harness the powers of herbs.

Reprinted with permission from Cooking Well: Healing Herbs. ISBN: 978-1-57826-330-1 $11.00 (paperback). From Hatherleigh Press. Distributed by Random House.

 

 

Relax and Relieve Stress with These Herbal Tea Recipes

Throughout history, cultures have used herbs for their unique flavors as well as for the treatment of various conditions and ailments. Cooking Well: Healing Herbs offers recipes and information to help you uncover the beneficial properties of many of these herbs in easy-to-use recipes. Whether you’re looking to ease symptoms of a specific condition, seeking to energize or relax using herbs in tea, or just want to create tasty, healthy meals, Cooking Well: Healing Herbs is the perfect resource for learning to harness the powers of herbs.

Enjoy the calming and stress-relieving benefits of these two tasty herbal tea recipes courtesy of the Cooking Well: Healing Herbs book:

 

Calming Tea

Ingredients:

1 oz. lemon balm

1 oz. chamomile flowers

1/2 oz. St. John’s wort

 

Directions:

Steep 2 tablespoons of tea mixture in a cup of boiling water. Cover ten minutes; strain and enjoy.

 

Stress Reducing Tea

Ingredients:

1 part chamomile

1 part mint

1 part calendula flowers

 

Directions:

Place all the herbs in a tea ball or bag and cover with boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes before drinking. You may add sugar, honey, or another sweetener if preferred. Feel free to also drink it with milk or cream if you like.

Note: This tea also relaxes the lower back and neck as it relieves stress.

 

Reprinted with permission from Cooking Well: Healing Herbs. ISBN: 978-1-57826-330-1 $11.00 (paperback). From Hatherleigh Press. Distributed by Random House.