1 teaspoon dried Spearmint leaves
1 teaspoon Licorice root
2 teaspoons dried Rose hips
3 teaspoons fresh Ginger root
3 Clove fruits
½ teaspoon Cardamom seeds
2 Cinnamon sticks, broken
Juice of 1 fresh Lemon or Orange
6 cups Water
Cayenne powder-liberal shakes
This is one of my favorite spicy tea blends, delicious warm or cold. Combine ingredients in a large pot to consume throughout the day. Bring water up to a boil, then reduce to low heat and cover for 15 minutes. Strain. Drink a cupful every 1-2 hours. Sweeten if desired.
Use for children and adults alike at the onset of a cold or flu to minimize aches and pains and to encourage body sweating. Can assist with those under-the-weather symptoms such as head congestion, sore throat, coughing, headaches, fever, restlessness, watery eyes, stomachaches, and general aches and pains.
Recipe from page 107 of the book The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies written by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG)
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