I haven’t had a cold or the flu in quite some time and I suspect drinking this tasty herbal tea blend during the times when everyone else is catching something has a lot to do with it.
Here is a great combination of herbs which have shown to have a marked effect on my immune system, allowing it to better handle different incoming infectious viruses and bacteria.
All Organic Ingredients:
- Elder Berries
- Elder Flowers
- Rose Hips
Everyone has heard about the powers of echinacea during cold season, while elder berries are an ancient folk medicine go-to and these are the main components to this blend.
Another key component to making this tea so effective for me, is the added vitamin c content from the rose hips. By having this bonus added in, I find the whole blend just works better. Nothing like some old school folk medicines combined with super vitamin c boost to really make my immune system resilient.
I get best results for dealing with noticeable, acute cold/flu symptoms coming on with this tea by brewing up a large amount at once, usually a 1 liter mason jar. This way I have the tea readily available and I can sip on it throughout the day without having to make a fresh cup each time.
The second key for my success with this tea is steeping it for a super long time so I can get the most goodness out of the herbs. I do this by simply placing about 1 teaspoon of herb per cup of water (so 3-4 tsps in 1 liter mason jar) in the jar and then pouring the hot water over the herbs in the jar and leaving it for the rest of the day to steep.
I don’t strain out the herbs while I drink from the jar, as I find they continue to enhance the effectiveness of the tea by steeping longer. Over the day, the tea gets stronger and I find it works better for me. I often store it in the refrigerator as it cools down so it keeps even longer and if I don’t drink it all in one day, it is still good the next day.
Used more as a preventative, I like to simply make a strong, single cup infusion a few times a week and enjoy that. Especially if I am going to go somewhere where there are lots of people during cold season, then I’ll drink a good strong cup before I head out to keep me protected.
*All information presented here is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as fact. No statements have been approved by any accredited health organizations such as the USDA or Health Canada. Consult your healthcare professional with regards to your specific health situations, your medication and these herbs. The information is all stuff we have found useful in our lives. The information will be changed over time as we learn new things and want to present it more clearly for those who may find this information of use. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions; here are some things we’ve found useful for ourselves… Enjoy!