Winter infection buster tea

Winter infection buster tea

 Winter Infection Tea Recipe

When the weather gets colder, the chances of catching a cold or the flu become higher.

Drinking plenty of fluids and dding immune boosting foods and spices to your diet can go a long way to killing or preventing infections.

Cinnamon:

  • It is armed with antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It boosts the immune system, and fights germs and pathogens that cause colds and flu. It is a key spice for cold and flu season.

Cloves:

  • They are champions when it comes to antioxidants capacity and  have 36 different ingredients, the most important being an essential oil called eugenol. Cloves also contain a variety of flavonoids which contribute to clove’s anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.

Raw honey:

  • A 2007 study showed that honey may help relieve coughs and trouble sleeping.  A single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough. Raw honey has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, which help fuel the immune system.

Turmeric: 

  •  It is often referred to as a superstar spice or the “Indian solid gold.” It has anti-inflammatory properties, which help relieve congestion, and it has antiviral and antibacterial properties, which aid in clearing infections and viruses.

Directions:

  • Simmer a stick of cinnamon and 2 cloves in a cup of water for fifteen minutes
  • Add 1 tbsp of raw honey and 1/4 tsp of turmeric
  • This tea will help fight cold and flu and winter infections.
  • Make sure ingredients are organic
  • Enjoy!

As always: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet and see if this is right for you. This drink is not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.

REFERENCES:

  • 1. “Effect of Honey, Dextromethorphan, and No Treatment on Nocturnal Cough and Sleep Quality for Coughing Children and Their Parents FREE.” JAMA Network. JAMA Network, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. 8
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