Little Farm in the Big Woods

Cold & Flu Tea

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 7:12 PM

Okay, so since it’s been such a LOOOOOOOONNNG time since the last time I wrote anything, I decided this post should be really important!  I would imagine that germs are something all of us are dealing with this time of year.  :)  When we fail to fight off the cooties that are all around us, and end up sick, this tea is one of the first things we turn to.  It’s really great for colds, coughs, flu, fever, and it’s tasty too!


Cold & Flu Tea

3 parts catnip

3 parts peppermint

2  1/2 parts ginger

2 parts mullein

2 parts yarrow


Mix all the herbs together in a large bowl, and store in a glass jar in a cool, dark, dry place.  Use 1-2 teaspoons per 8 oz boiling water.  Allow to steep for at least 10 minutes. Sweeten with a little honey, if desired.  Enjoy!


Catnip is a mild, pleasant tasting herb, that is great for colds, flu, upset stomach and fevers.  It helps to clean out mucus from the body and promotes relaxation and sleeping.  It also helps to produce perspiration, without increasing heat, which makes it wonderful for fevers.  


Peppermint is excellent for fevers and flu, and promotes relaxation.  It is great for nausea, vomiting, headache and bronchitis


Ginger is great for coughs, and helps relieve sinus congestion


Mullein loosens mucus and expels it from the body, it is very useful for deep coughs.  (Mullein has been a lifesaver in our family, where several of us are prone to bronchitis!)


Yarrow is especially good for fevers, and excellent for flu and colds


I have many great books about herbal medicine, but the information here came from~

The How to Herb Book, by Velma J. Keith and Monteen Gordon &

Practical Herbalism, by Philip Fritchey


Disclaimer-  

I am not a doctor and the statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA.  This information is not intended to to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.