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 and doubled her op on super smoothies with whole oranges and lemons (peeled), zucchini, cucumber, wheatgrass, and greens Amazing Grass 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 oil of oregano several times a day, which is a phenomenal infection & inflammation fighter.
Here is what you need to make an excellent immunity boosting tea
(I recommend all organic):
2 T Elderberries
2 T Rosehips
3 T Lemon Balm or 2 Tbls Thyme
1 Tsp shredded Ginger
1 Tsp dried Lemon peels
1 T Echinacea
2 T Olive Leaf
Optional A dash of Peppermint or Lemongrass for flavor
Boil two 10 ounce cups 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 honey.
If your throat hurts, crush garlic and add it into your tea while it is still steeping.
We enjoy this tea 1 to 3 times a day for up to a week when viral and bacterial infections go around.
For help finding loose organic herbs, be sure to visit my herbal store.
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