Although we’re getting closer to the end of winter (I think…I can’t tell by looking out my windows today!), it’s still as good a time as any to talk about a tea that was formulated to help prevent the last of the winter (or beginning of spring) bugs that might still be going around.
This tea is very simple to make and it tastes DELICIOUS!
Previously, I’ve provided recipes for a honey and onion syrup to help with coughs, colds, and more, and I have also provided instructions for making an echinacea tincture. The honey and onion syrup how-to actually remains my most popular post to this day. Given that, I thought I’d also share this brew that has nipped this family’s winter bugs in the bud.
This tea is composed of three ingredients: echinacea (Echinacea spp.), pau d’arco (Tabebuia spp.), and an herb to flavor the blend (cinnamon, orange peel, licorice root, etc.). I like to use cinnamon — yum! Continue reading
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It seems that colds and flu are really starting to affect people this winter. I’m hearing stories left and right about people who are ill.
The first step to prevent illness is always to eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, and to avoid unnecessary stress. And even if you are exposed to germs or are living the busy go-go-go life, you can often still prevent illness by enhancing your white blood cell count with echinacea, or by using the healing and preventative power of honey and onions.
Unfortunately, there is still a risk that we or our loved ones will come down with a full-fledged illness.
On the bright side, there are many herbal remedies that have been passed down for centuries to help us get better more quickly.
One is this “Be Well” tea that helps to aid in relaxation, hydration, and in producing a mild perspiration that can assist in reducing a fever. Continue reading
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Recently, I’ve found myself in the midst of a situation that makes me feel a little uncomfortable — the dreaded “cough zone”.
Do you know what I’m talking about?
It’s the time when you’re peacefully going about your business and then you hear: “COUGH, COUGH, COUGH”, and upon further investigation you realize that all the people around you are clutching boxes of Kleenex as though they’re best friends. Continue reading
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