It is a good idea to keep a jar of this tea in your kitchen cupboard especially when it is a cold/flu season. Even my kids likes the taste of it especially if I add enough peppermint to it🙂.
I got this recipe from one of the books by Rachel Weaver M.H. who has been my inspiration and motivator about staying healthy! Ordering yours by clicking at this link will help support this website Be Your Own Doctor by Rachel Weaver M.H. (2010) Paperback Thank you!🙂
- Red raspberry leaf (dried)-3cups
- Elder Flowers-1/4 of a cup
- Boneset-1/4 of a cup
- Yarrow Flower-1/4 of a cup
*I used a 1 measurement cup because I like to have a lot of it handy…
3 parts of red raspberry leaf-anti flu,
1 part-peppermint-circulatory enhancer, flavor aid,
1 part-nettles-strengthens the immune system,
1/4 part-Elder flower-immune system,
1/4 part-Boneset-fever breaker
1/4 part-Yarrow flower-fever breaker
1/4 part-Alfalfa leaf-immune system
Mix it all together and keep it in a jar, and your cold/flu tea is ready for brewing!
Pour a quart of boiling water (4 cups) over a 1/2 or 1/4 cup of Cold/Flu tea and let it sit for about 10-15 min. But there really isn’t an only way. I don’t even measure how much of a tea I put in to brew per quart, work with what ever taste you like better!
When you feel like you are about to get sick or beginning to, brew it in a teapot and drink, drink, drink. You can sweeten it with red raspberry jam, or honey, or just drink it as an ice tea! If I am really sick I prefer drinking it with a raspberry jam. I noticed that when we drink this tea, it truly helps us fight that nasty cold that most of us are getting once in a while.
P.S. I gotta say that if you keep yours in a glass jar it will help the tea stay fresher and flavorful longer. I am still planning on making that transition!!!
Where To Buy Herbs:
I buy herbs mostly online at mountainroseherbs.com and sometimes at the local store. Huckleberry’s Natural Markets in Spokane, WA might have some herbs for this tea as well.
*If you know that you are or might be sensitive to any of the herbs above please don’t drink this tea, and consult your PCP. 🙂