When Flu and Colds Strike

When Flu and Colds Strike

Teas are a great way to treat cold/flu symptoms. Not only do you get the medicinal benefits, but they are soothing, warm, and relaxing too.

Strike back with the following ingredients:

  • Garlic – Anti-viral, antibiotic, and antiseptic.
  • Onion – Good for coughs, keeps the respiratory tract open.
  • Ginger – Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
  • Sage – Antiseptic and astringent. Used for sore throats and coughs.
  • Thyme – Antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, and astringent. Thyme is great for respiratory infections and coughs.
  • Cayenne powder – Stimulant, anti-microbial, analgesic, carminative, diaphoretic and expectorant. Cayenne can help prevent colds and flu as well as speed up recovery. It brings heat to the body, which can help dispel coldness.
  • Honey – Antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic.
  • Lemon – high in vitamin C, lemon can help decrease the strength of a cold or flu virus and reduce phlegm. It is common to use lemons to build resistance to cold and flu symptoms.
The recipe for ‘Flu Tea’:

3-4 slices fresh ginger.
One clove chopped garlic.
Cayenne powder.
One Puerh tea bag.
One Oolong tea bag.


Bring 3-4 slices of fresh ginger (skin on) and one clove of chopped garlic to the boil and simmer for approximately 20 minutes.

  • Use the ginger water to steep the Puerh and Oolong tea bags in a normal tea pot.
  • Add cayenne powder.
  • Honey to taste.
  • Drink 3-4 cups per day.
  • Drink before bed and wrap up to induce sweat.

Remember, you don’t have to be unwell to enjoy this autumn beverage.