School has started! I don’t know about the rest of you, but a big thing on my mind is immunity. I gotta admit, I am dreading the winter. With two little ones in preschool I feel a bit like I am preparing for battle. I have already started stocking my herbal medicine chest. I have made fresh batches of my Immune Boosting Syrup and my All-Natural Hand Sanitizer. We are making sure to take our daily doses of multi-vitamins, vitamin d and probiotics. We have also created a new favorite family tea, the Super Immunity Tea Blend. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, boosts the immune system and knocks out germs! This blend is warming, sweet and delicious. It is a nourishing infusion that can be taken throughout the winter to keep your family feeling healthy or can be taken during an illness to boost the bodies defenses.
Nettle: High in vitamins and minerals, this herb is a primo tonic for supporting the whole body through deep nourishment.
Ashwaganda: A nourishing tonic that supports a healthy immune response.
Rosehips: Rosehips are delicious and very high in a super absorpable form of Vitamin C.
Elder Berries: Elder berries are well known for their anti-viral properties. They help protect against colds & flu and also help to shorten the severity of a cold or flu once it has taken hold. Their are also high in Vitamin C!
Cinnamon: This warming and delicious spice is antibacterial and helps with inflammation in the digestive or respiratory tract.
Licorice Root: Sweet and delicious, Licorice is antibacterial, anti-viral and moistening for the whole body. It is good for coughs and other upper respiratory conditions.
Super Immunity Tea Blend Recipe
2 part Nettle
1 part Ashwaganda
1/2 part Rosehips
1/2 part Elder Berries
1/2 part Cinnamon
1/2 part Licorice
How to Prepare your tea blend
Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Use 1 Tbsp of tea blend per cup of water. Steep 10-30 minutes, strain and enjoy! Store the rest of your bulk tea blend in a glass jar.
Where can I buy these herbs?
If you have a local apothecary, they will probably have most of these herbs on the shelf. You can also purchase them online at Mountain Rose Herbs*. They are an excellent resource for quality, organic herbs.
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