The Best Immune Boosting Herbal Tea

Jan 3, 2019

The Best Immune Boosting Herbal Tea

If you've experienced a Cold, Flu Bronchitis or Pneumonia at least once a year then I have the best Immune Boosting Herbal Tea for you. 

**Disclaimer I am not a certified herbalist. The things that I share on this blog are from personal experiences. I've done my own research but you should always consult with your doctor(s). And I do have a few affiliates on here. I get a small percentage for recommended products that I love. This is not sponsored and all thoughts are mines and all ingredients were purchased with my own money. Thank you for your support. 

Ok now that I've gotten the disclaimer out of the way some of you all may or may not know this. I never officially shared this on the blog but if you follow me on Instagram & Facebook then 9/10 you probably have seen my herbal garden. Most of my herbs are gone because of the winter season but my rosemary is still alive so I've been using that a lot in my teas. Everything else was purchased. I'm working on a system that will allow me to grow herbs all year round. But until then I'll have to wait before I can start planting my other herbs. 

Around this season is when a lot of people get sick. In, Houston we've had such unhealthy air quality it's a lot of people with not just the Flu but Pneumonia & Bronchitis. Some people get this every year quite often. One of the best tips besides this Herbal tea that I can share with you is rest. If you don't allow your body to rest it will be hard to fight these things especially when your immune system is suppressed. 

What inspired me to write this post is that I'm always making herbal teas and when a lot of people were getting sick at my church I would send them a care package with these ingredients: so they coined me as their herbalist. Many of these traditions Historians have said can be traced back to Hippocrates. And many of these herbs have healing power. God put them here for us to use.

Elderberry: Elderberry is perfect for boosting the immune system because it is high in antioxidant. The parts that are used is the flower or the berries. Which is needed to fight colds, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, and the Flu. They're also rich in flavonoids which is the plant's pigment color. You will notice a deep plum-ish purple or eggplant-ish color with this ingredient. But also contain antiviral, anti-inflammatory agents which fight viruses and other infections. They reduce the risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, Asthma, Stroke and it protects the brain. LISTEN we are fighting for the mind in 2019! Okkkkkkurt. I will have to do a separate post on this because it's so much about this plant that Y'all need to know. 

Chamomille: Chamomille is loaded with antioxidants and it not only lowers the risk of heart disease, cancer, and other diseases but it's a natural sedative that is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, it helps to relieve stress insomnia, migraine headaches, muscle tension, it also fights free radicals that age the skin. Y'all know I have to toss some beauty in there. But I'm sure you ask what does this ingredient have to do with Colds, Flu, Pneumonia and Bronchitis. I said it earlier and I will say it again. One of the best ways to heal faster is through sleep. Chamomile relaxes the nerves and soothes the nervous system, therefore, it's helping you to relax and sleep better. Good rest is important and we should skimp out on it. Chamomille has so many benefits it needs its own post. 

Lavender: Just like chamomile it's a natural sedative and is also anti-inflammatory which helps you sleep better but here is the difference. It is high in antioxidants to boost the immune health which you need to fight colds, flu, Pneumonia & Bronchitis. It detoxifies the body through the antioxidants that eliminate toxins that can cause harmful side effects. It eliminates free radicals that are caused by pollution, excessive drinking & smoking.Free radicals have been linked to the cause of cancer. This ingredient boost the digestive system and the respiratory system. 

"Lavender tea can help people who suffer from breathing problems by opening up airways. The anti-inflammatory properties of lavender soothe inflamed muscles in the throat and chest, making it easier to breathe. The antibacterial properties of lavender tea also help to eliminate bacteria that can cause chest colds and congestion."

Ginger: Ginger helps you sweat out the toxins in the body which is very helpful if you have a cold or flu. It also soothes a sore throat, and it is a natural cough suppressant. It is rich in Vitamin C, iron, calcium, phosphorus and riboflavin. Vitamin C strengthens the bodies natural defense which therefore boost the immune system fighting free radicals that can cause chronic diseases and other sicknesses. 

Sage: Sage is an excellent source of the mineral manganese, which is an essential co-factor in some enzymes essential in antioxidant defenses. Sage contains magnesium, which is a mineral that is directly linked to improving the quality, duration, and sleep tranquility. Sage also helps to regulate the metabolism, to help reduce sleep disorders and insomnia. Remember sleep is very important to allow the body to heal. It also assists in red blood cell formation which requires copper and iron for the new blood cell formation. And it is anti-inflammatory.

Rosemary: Rosemary is a member of the mint family. It's a great source of iron, calcium and vitamin B-6.  It's a perennial plant so it can live more than 2 years which explains why my rosemary is still thriving. Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds which helps to boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. I can go on and on but I must move on.

Lemon: Lemon is a great detoxifier. It is rich in Vitamin C that helps to boost the immune system. It also helps to maintain the PH balance of the body.

Honey: Honey is a good source of antioxidant. It is antibacterial and antifungal. It soothes a sore throat. The phytonutrients in honey are responsible for its antioxidant properties, as well as its antibacterial and antifungal power. They’re also thought to be the reason raw honey has shown immune-boosting and anticancer benefits. Heavy processing destroys these valuable nutrients. The phytonutrients in honey are responsible for the antioxidants properties which are the reason why honey has shown immune-boosting and anticancer benefits.

And if you really want to kick it up a notch add some cayenne pepper which is going to help break up the mucus build up. 

This tea is delicious and it's best to drink it at night because of the ingredients in the tea it will relax you so much you will become sedated. Which is a good thing. It's optional to leave the rosemary & sage leaves in the tea. If you prefer to strain out the leaves use get you a Stainless Steel Fine Tea Mesh Strainer Colander. They come in different sizes. 

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 If you try this tea let me know your thoughts on it. 

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