Cold And Flu Tea Recipe

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.

Cold_Tea_Image

In the cold winter months, nurses are especially at risk for catching viruses from patients and coworkers. While there may never be a cure for the common cold, this herbal remedy is the next best thing. This mug of hot grog will make you feel stronger while giving you a break from cold symptoms (especially a runny nose!).

Cold and Flu Tea
This recipe makes one mug.

3 slices fresh ginger (spicy, warming, immune-balancing)
5 to 10 leaves chopped sage (spicy, antihistamine)
2 to 3 sprigs fresh thyme (spicy, antibiotic, antiviral)
1 tbsp. honey (sweet, simple sugar)
Juice of half a lemon (sour, vitamin C)
Dash of cayenne pepper (hot, immune-enhancing) (optional)

Tip: Keep a jar of horseradish handy at home, in your car and at work. Horseradish will help open your sinuses! Enjoy!

Do you have a go-to warm drink for cold and flu season? Share your recipe in the comments section below.


This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.

SHARE

3 COMMENTS

  1. Peppermint tea bag, a healthy slice of lemon, 2 teaspoons of honey, a dash of cayenne pepper add 10 oz water and microwave 90-120 seconds. Every 2 hours. May add a tablespoon of bourbon to enhance a nap.

  2. I use 2 tbls Apple cider vinegar
    1 1/2 tbls honey
    juice of half lemon
    1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    Mix with hot water

    Sip in the morning and at night.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here