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When you’re sick in bed with a cold or the flu, nothing seems to help except a warm drink. I created this Feel Good Tea for Colds and Flu after combining my favorite sickness-fighting ingredients into one drink. I start by brewing a ginger tea bag and letting it steep for a bit. Then, I add the juice and zest of one orange, whole crushed anise seeds, and sweet local honey. Strain to remove the seeds and you have a healthy warm hot tea to kick your cold and allergies! Next time you start to feel the symptoms of a cold or allergies come your way, try my Feel Good Tea for Colds and Flu. I hope it helps you feel much better, quicker.
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What Cold-Fighting Ingredients Are In This Tea?
I purposefully added all the best cold-fighting compounds to this tea to ensure it gets you back on your feet. I start with a ginger tea bag because ginger has antimicrobial properties, stopping the spread of your cold. The medicinal properties of ginger also contain anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories. I also add whole crushed anise seeds, because anise is commonly used as a natural treatment for coughs and colds, due to vitamins A and C. These vitamins are effective in easing a sore throat. For extra vitamin C, I add freshly squeezed orange juice, and for a throat soother, I add honey.
These many sickness-fighting ingredients will have you feeling better in no time! Want some soup to help fight your cold? Try my veggie-filled Simple Cabbage Soup!
Ingredients in Feel Good Tea for Colds and Flu
- ginger tea bag
- boiling water
- juice of 1 orange + peel
- whole anise seeds
How to Make This Tea
Add the teabag and boiling water to the teacup and steep for 3-5 minutes with the peel and crushed seeds.
Strain the peel and crushed seeds and discard.
Add the orange juice and honey. Stir and drink warm.
Feel Good Tea for Colds and Flu
- 1 ginger tea bag
- 4-6 ounces boiling water
- juice of 1 orange (about 4 tablespoons) + peel
- 1 tbsp whole anise seeds, crushed
- 1 tbsp honey
- Add the teabag and boiling water to the teacup and steep for 3-5 minutes with the peel and crushed seeds.
- Strain the peel and crushed seeds and then discard.
- Add the orange juice and honey. Stir and drink warm.