Healthful Teas for the Cold and Flu Season: Part 1 Immune Boosters

Cold and flu season is upon us. Symptoms of colds and flu are uncomfortable and include congestion, fever, body aches, cough and stomach upset. The healthful teas for colds and flu can be divided into two categories. The first is immune boosting teas to help prevent illness and the second group is for symptom management.

One important thing to know about immune boosters is that they are preventative and you should start using them prior catching a cold. Some common herbs and spices that are known immune boosters are

  • Echinacea root
  • Elderberries
  • Ginger
  • Ginseng
  • Rose hips
  • Tumeric
  • Cinnamon

Drinking herbal teas not only boosts your immunity, but helps you stay hydrated. Here are some great recipes for teas you can make with readily available ingredients.

From the The Herbal Academy

Immune Boosting Tea

This tea includes rose hips which are well known to be rich in vitamin C.

1 part Dried elderberries

1 part Rosehips

¼ Part Cinnamon chips

¼ Part Ginger Root

Steep for 20 min, strain and enjoy!

Vitamin C Tea

1  Part Hibiscus

1 Part Rose Hips

½  Part Lemongrass

½ Lemon Peel

¼ Cinnamon Chips

Honey to taste

Steep for 20 min, strain and enjoy!

Visit the Herbal Academy for guides and resources.

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