Coughs, Sneezes, Runny Noses Anyone?
Our kids are back in school, and stress seems to be creeping up on me, not just because of homework and traffic but germy wormies! I also have been battling some crazy and debilitating health issues, and we are in the middle of trying to figure that out, so things have been a bit crazy.
My little girl came home Thursday with a fever, coughing, sneezing, and saying “mommyyyyyy I don’t feel so good. Can you make me some tea?”
So super Herbal Mama to the rescue. After a quick call with her pediatrician, I made her a strong herbal bath Thursday night and again on Saturday night. I also had her drink organic herbal immunity boosting teas all weekend along with a hearty grass-fed beef bone broth. Each morning I made her what I call a super smoothie with whole oranges and lemons, cucumber, ginger, coconut water, bee propolis and a spoon of raw organic honey.
Her fever was gone by Friday morning, and she was on the road to recovery, but then she had a cough which I helped soothe with homemade organic elderberry syrup (Sambucus berries). I also gave her 1 drop of oil of oregano twice a day, which is a phenomenal infection & inflammation fighter but must be used with caution as it acts as a broad-spectrum antibiotic and can wipe out beneficial gut bacteria.
Here is what you need to make an excellent immunity boosting tea
(I recommend all organic, dried herbs):
2 Tbsp. Elderberries
2 Tbsp. Rosehips
3 Tbsp. Lemon Balm
1 Tsp Thyme
1 Tsp shredded Ginger
1 Tsp dried Lemon peels
1 Tbsp. Echinacea
2 Tbsp. Olive Leaf
Optional A dash of Peppermint or Lemongrass for flavor
Boil 30 ounces of water; once the water is boiling, add everything except optional ingredients. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes and then remove from heat and add in optional ingredients. Cover for 10 to 15 minutes, strain off herbs (be sure to squeeze/crush the juice out of elderberries, then sweeten with a little raw honey.
If your throat hurts, crush 3 pieces of garlic and add it into your tea while it is still steeping.
We enjoy this tea several times a day for up to a week when viral and bacterial infections are going around.
For help finding loose organic herbs, be sure to visit my herbal store.
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