Updated: Nov 15, 2020
So its here! Cold and flu season had arrived! We all know what that means coughs colds and generally feeling ugggh.
Just when you think you've escaped, it sneaks up on you and bang, your down. But before you run to the doctor or send your significant other to the chemist, remember: antibiotics don't work for viruses, and most over-the-counter medications only treat the symptoms.
The best thing we can do is to maintain a healthy and strong immune system to lessen any symptoms we have or even better, prevent it before it takes hold. Our bodies have an incredible ability to fight, but sometimes we need to support those systems a little more when under attack.
Herbal teas are not only affordable but are easy to find and especially now as our Apothecary are building our stocks and supplies as the season approaches.
Although it seems obvious how to make a cup of tea, it should be noted that preparing herbal tea as a remedy is a little different than just brewing a normal cuppa! One of the best tools for making medicinal herbal tea is a French press or cafetiere . Put a generous helping of herbs, if it’s a family sized pot, use two teaspoons into the bottom of the press, pour boiling water to fill, and let it steep for 10 minutes. We also use a infusion tea pot as this makes the process a lot tidier and allows the tea to infuse for as long as you like, most of these pots are glass which is another plus for me as I love to watch the colour change.
Below i have shared one of favourite blends which the family and I use over
the winter season. The recipe below is for you to make it in bulk and place in a jar. Then when ready to use take 2 teaspoons of the blend and place in pot and let steep for 10 mins try to have about 3 tea cups during the day to get best results.
I sometimes also add dried elderberries to this to give it a sweetness and extra vitamin C kick!
Vitamin Boost Tea:
¼ cup rosehip
¼ cup lemon peel
1 cup Nettles (dried) ¼ cup Milky Oats 1/4 cup part Hibiscus flowers
If you are unsure of blending your own teas, why not get in touch with the team at Lulu Sera who will hand blend a tea just for you along with reusable teabags! Get in touch and blast the blues away!