Herbs are a healthy alternative to pharmaceuticals and are loaded with healing properties. This recipe for a HOT/COLD TEA is a tasty and natural way to fight a bug.
FOR EACH CUP:
1 fresh sage leaf [1 tsp. powdered]
1/2 inch peeled and crushed ginger root [or 1/4 tsp. powdered]
1 tb. fresh lemon thyme leaves and/or 1 tb. fresh minced lemon balm [or 2 tsp. dried]
honey to taste
Place all ingredients in cup except honey. Use a tea ball for herbs or strain after steeping. Pour boiling water over herbs and ginger; cover and steep for several minutes. Strain. Add honey to taste. Benefits of this tea are best if prepared fresh each time.
- sage heals a sore throat
- ginger warms the blood, stops headaches, lowers blood pressure and is an antibacterial
- lemon thyme is antibacterial
- lemon balm is antiviral
- honey is antibacterial