5 Days of Cold and Flu Remedies!
Welcome to Day 2 of our 5 Days of Cold and Flu Remedies series!
Today we're introducing you to a simple recipe for a tea that contains natural compounds that will help you with your immune system and reduce inflammation. It will also help with your sore throat, cough, and congestion. It also has a soothing and calming effect which can help reduce stress and promote a restful sleep (and we all know how hard that can be to get when you aren't feeling well).
Let's dive into why these ingredients are so powerful in combating cold and flu symptoms:
Damiana Leaf: This herb has been used for centuries to help with respiratory issues, as well as boosting energy and mood. It's also a natural expectorant, helping to clear mucus and relieve congestion.
Honey: Honey is a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, and has been used for thousands of years to soothe sore throats and coughs. The sweet taste of honey also helps to coat the throat, reducing irritation and discomfort.
Lemon Juice: The high Vitamin C content in lemon juice helps to boost the immune system and fight off infections, making it a key ingredient in this recipe. The acidic properties of lemon juice also help to break down mucus, making it easier to expel from the body.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon is known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties, making it a great ingredient to add to any remedy for cold and flu symptoms. It's also warming and comforting, making it a great addition to this soothing tea.
Cayenne Pepper: This spicy ingredient is optional, but can add an extra boost of warmth and comfort. Cayenne pepper is also known for its ability to stimulate the circulatory system and help clear mucus from the body.
In conclusion, this simple recipe is a great way to combat cold and flu symptoms naturally, using ingredients that are easy to find and have been used for centuries to provide relief. Whether you're looking to prevent illness or alleviate symptoms, this tea is a great place to start.
2 tbsp Damiana Leaf
2 cups boiling water
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
1. Bring the water to boil in a small sauce pan
2. Add damiana leaves, reducing heat and allowing to simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Turn off the heat, and let steep for 5-10 minutes.
4. Strain into a mug and stir in the honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper, if using.