Echinacea is one of many herbs that helps keep you from getting sick when taken at the first sign of a cold or illness. Enjoy this delicious recipe for immune-boosting tea that incorporates it and other powerful herbs that promote well-being.
- Fresh, organic herbs ~
- Echinacea and red clover (boost immunity)
- Cleavers (helps the body cleanse itself after an infection)
- Tea ball
- Heat water to a near boil (simmer).
- Fill tea ball with herbal mixture and steep in cup for 10 – 20 minutes. Longer steeping leads to stronger tea. When steeping a long time, it’s helpful to put a lid or saucer over the cup to keep the tea hot.
- Enjoy. It’s important to stay well-hydrated and drink extra water when having tea, as it can be dehydrating and the body needs water to fight infections and illness.
- Drink 1 – 3 glasses a day.
A note on herbal medicine:
Medicines are only as potent as the herbs used to make them are fresh.
If you’re not noticing herbs are making a difference, look at the quality of the herbs you are choosing. Bagged teas on the shelf have often sat for a long time, and are far from being fresh. The freshest, cleanest herbs are most potent, and come straight from the garden or your neighbors garden.
If you don’t have a local source like this, think about growing an herbal garden (most herbs can do well even in a small urban container garden). Health food and herb stores can also be a source, but have often lost their potency after sitting on the shelf and should be used as a last resort if fresh local options aren’t available.