Tea moments that fend off winter bugs

It seems many places we go people are sneezing, coughing, feverish and/or achy. Finding relief seems next to impossible!

We thought we’d compile a few feel better teas that can help ease some of your symptoms.

As far as her mom was concerned, tea fixed everything. Have a cold? Have some tea. Broken bones? There’s a tea for that too. Somewhere in her mother’s pantry, Laurel suspected, was a box of tea that said, ‘In case of Armageddon, steep three to five minutes’.” ― Aprilynne Pike

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea – soothes the throat, clears the sinuses and warms and calms the stomach  – steep 1 tbsp of grated or sliced ginger for 3-4 minutes, strain (if not using a Libre) and add 1tbsp of Lemon juice (chunks of well washed real lemon preferred) and Honey. Stir gently to dissolve the honey. Do drink lots of this healing tea early in your cold and constantly for 24-36 hours or longer.

Green Tea – full of antioxidants that help boost the immune system and helps fight inflammation – great all round winter tea for daily consumption.

Garlic Tea – contains the immune-boosting compound allicin, the oil in the garlic helps prevent cough and cold microbes, and works as a decongestant – bring to boil 1 cup of water and 1 clove of garlic, add lemon juice and honey to taste.

Peppermint Tea – has potassium, calcium and vitamin B so is good for your immune system; plus it is great for soothing an upset tummy and it will help you relax and sleep.

What’s the best thing to do before you have a cold? wash your hands frequently, stock up your body’s  antioxidants with herbs, fruits and vegetables and get your rest!

And when you have a cold or the flue? Drink lots of (non-sugary) fluids, stay warm and get even more rest!

When you feel under the weather
What teas do you drink to help you feel better?

Soup recipes to help you feel better:
Green Tea Chicken Rice Soup
Green Tea Chicken Soup
Ginger Lemon Soup
You Will Get Better Soup

More Cold and Flu Help
Cold and Flu Home Remedies from Dr. Oz
This Tea Busts Colds
The Best Teas for the Flu

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