Immune Tea

Fall has barely started and it seems people are starting to get the sniffles and sore throats already. 🙁  Mix up this herbal tea and keep it in the cupboard ready to pull out when you’re feeling a little sluggish or wanting to boost your immunity.

Health benefits:
  • Besides lots of flavonoids and free radical-scouring antioxidants, elderberries contain 87 percent of the daily value in vitamin C, and high amounts of vitamin A, potassium, iron, vitamin B6, fiber, and betacarotene.
  • Nettle is full of calcium, copper, iron, folate, magnesium, potassium , selenium & B Vitamins. Pain reliever and improves inflammatory conditions.
  • Alfalfa alkalizes and detoxifies the body.
  • Peppermint increases stomach acidity, aiding digestion. Useful for chills, headache, colic, IBS.
  • Echinacea fights inflmamation and bacterial and viral infection.  Stimulates certain white blood cells. Awesome for the immune system and lymphatic system.
Elderberry fun fact:
  • As a moniker, the term “elder” is derived from the Anglo-Saxon “aeld,” meaning fire, because the hollow stems of this plant were used to gently blow on flames to intensify the fire. “Sambucus” is a Greek word meaning “wind instrument.” Native Americans once used elderberry branches to make flutes, so the tree was sometimes called “the tree of music.

 

Immune Tea

Ingredients

  • 4 oz nettle leaf
  • 4 oz alfalfa leaf
  • 4 oz peppermint leaf
  • 4 oz chopped echinacea root
  • 4 oz echinacea herb
  • 4 oz dried elderberries

Instructions

  1. Mix herbs and store in glass jar.
  2. Place in tea ball and pour hot water over. Steep 3-4 minutes.
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Source:http://foodfacts.mercola.com/elderberries.html

Source: Prescription for Nutritional Healing

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