My friend, Kim, made this tea for me last year when I was feeling a little under the weather. Since then I have made it for myself and Alex several times and I really think it works! It will probably not cure your illness, but I strongly believe it has decreased the length and severity of our colds. It is also soothing on a sore throat and tastes great! Bonus when you are sick!
Thyme has high levels of anti-microbial compounds and can act as an expectorant, helping with coughs and sneezes. Local honey also has anti-microbial properties and feels good on a sore throat. Lemon juice provides a beneficial dose of Vitamin C, which has proven to boost the immune system.
Kim’s “Cold and Flu” Tea
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme
- juice from 1/4 lemon
- 1 teaspoon local honey
What to do:
Boil the water. Pour over the thyme and steep for 5-10 minutes. Add lemon juice and stir in the honey. Sip and enjoy!
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