Anti-Inflammatory, Immune-Boosting, Mineral-Rich Get Through The Flu Tea
Despite doing all the right things…
We took our fish oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, and probiotics. We used anti-bacterial and anti-viral essential oils specifically for cold and flu prevention.
And, we still got the flu. 🙁
It happens to the best of us, right? We can do all the right things, and our bodies still succumb to sickness. We are human, after all.
When my kids and I had the flu recently, we had NO appetite whatsoever. I don’t think I ate for three straight days. The body aches, chills, fever, and overall discomfort simply overpowered all desire for food. Even the foods that usually sound so comforting and nourishing — like bone broth and garlic — didn’t sound at all appealing.
Knowing how important it is to stay well-hydrated when sick, I dragged myself out of bed and into the kitchen, looking for something, anything that might give us nourishment and help facilitate our bodies’ innate capability to heal itself.
That’s how this Get Through The Flu Tea came to be.
Get Through The Flu Tea
As I crafted this tea, I allowed my intuition to be my guide. I already have knowledge of healing herbs and spices that are beneficial during times of illness. So, rather than hopping on the Internet to Google what sort of tea I should make, I simply followed my instincts.
Nettle for its large amount of vitamins and minerals and ability to facilitate detoxification.
Peppermint for flavor and congestion relief.
Fresh ginger because it’s warming, soothing, good for digestion, and a powerful cold/flu fighter.
Cinnamon with its natural anti-viral and antibiotic properties.
Anti-inflammatory turmeric to provide pain relief. Black pepper to make the curcumin in the turmeric available to our bodies.
We basically lived off this tea for three days, making pot after pot and giving thanks for the pain relief, hydration, and minerals it provided. It’s delicious as-is, however your intuition may guide you to add stevia for sweetness, raw honey to soothe a sore throat, or fresh lemon juice for extra Vitamin C.
Get Through The Flu Tea
Author Lindsey Dietz
Yield 4 servings
When the body aches, chills, and overall discomfort of the flu take away your appetite, stay hydrated and nourished with this Get Through The Flu Tea. With the benefits of nettle, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric, it helps your body heal naturally. It's delicious as-is, however your intuition may guide you to add stevia for sweetness, raw honey to soothe a sore throat, or fresh lemon juice for extra Vitamin C.
Fill the French press or loose-leaf tea pot with just-boiled water. I LOVE my electric ceramic tea kettle!
Steep at least 5 minutes and up to 10 minutes.
Pour into tea cups or mugs. Add a slice of lemon, raw honey, or stevia, if desired.
Drink liberally during illness, especially the cold or flu.
Cuisine Food As Medicine
This tea is not only healing, it’s SO delicious, cozy, and comforting. Even though the kids and I are totally recovered, we still find ourselves making and enjoying Get Through The Flu Tea! I believe it continues to boost our immune systems and prevent further sickness — because, in our area, the flu has definitely gone viral. 😉
More Natural Flu Remedies & Prevention
- Essential oils for preventing and fighting the flu <— My exclusive coupon code DIETZVILLE will save you 10% on any essential oil purchase from Spark Naturals, my #1 choice for non-MLM, high-quality essential oils!
- Soothing Stomach Smoothie (just in case it’s the stomach flu!)
- Vitamin D3 <— Save 10% with my coupon code ALLTHETHINGS!
- Probiotics + Antioxidants in 1! <— Save 10% with my coupon code ALLTHETHINGS!
- Whole Foods Vitamin C <— Save 10% with my coupon code ALLTHETHINGS!
- High-Omega Fish Oil
What do you sip on when you’re sick? Do you use herbs and spices to help you heal?
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