Educators of the world unite! And drink lots of tea and other vitamin c rich drinks. Whether you’re a teacher, tutor, instructional aide, professor, teaching assistant, principal, or counselor you are familiar with how much of a petri dish educational institutions can be. I’ve caught a cold twice now- of different varieties each time and I’m sick of it. Sick of being sick, I’ve decided to make an infusion that should at least help keep me protected (along with other dietary additions and changes) and help me along with my current illness.

First things first, if you have the flu (and you’ll know when you have it, trust me) go get help. I’m all about natural medicine and I’m also aware that flus can quickly become dangerous, especially for the young and old.

If you have a cold, you’ve got a bit more leeway as the remedies for that are generally lots of rest, water, and vitamins. Oh and here’s a tea recipe to help move that along!

You can also store this for as long as it stays fresh to drink every day to get through the season. And don’t forget your elderberry syrup and ginger honey! Remember, the longer it infuses the stronger it is, so don’t be afraid let it steep (four hours is pretty standard)! As for me, I’m off to spice-filled food (spicy food often contains natural medicines like anise, turmeric, garlic, and ginger), rest, and hydration.

Immune Boost Tea for the Cold Season
Elderberry, Elderflower, Peppermint, Thyme, Ginger, Echinacea, Rosehip, Hibiscus, Olive Leaf – drink with lemon and honey; add clove and sage if your sore throat is especially bad; add green tea or astragalus if you need an energy boost



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