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


1 ounce blackberry leaves

1 ounce elder flowers

1 ounce linden flowers

1 ounce peppermint leaves



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


Flu Ridding Tea


2 medium cloves fresh garlic

1 cup very warm water

1 teaspoon honey



Combine ingredients. Stir and drink.


Calm Stomach Tea


1/2 teaspoon dried ginger root

1/2 teaspoon clove blossoms

1 teaspoon chamomile flowers



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


Bronchial Congestion Tea


1 1/2 ounces aniseed

1 ounce calendula flowers

3/4 ounce marshmallow root

1/3 ounce licorice root



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.