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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Germ-Away Tea

Because it's the season for upper respiratory infections, at least in the northern hemisphere, I thought you might want my recipe for Germ-Away Tea:

Steep 2 teaspoons of dried, crumbled spearmint leaves and a dash each of ground turmeric, fennel seed, ground sage, and ground ginger in 12 ounces of steaming-hot water for 2 minutes. (You can substitute a small bit of grated fresh ginger for the ground ginger.) Fills two 6-ounce teacups.


Here are the health benefits commonly ascribed to the spices in the tea:

  • Spearmint: digestive aid, nausea fighter, indigestion fighter

  • Turmeric: antioxidant, antibacterial, digestive aid.

  • Fennel: digestive aid, diuretic, expectorant, sore-throat soother

  • Sage: antibiotic, cold fighter, anticongestive, digestive aid, disinfectant, flu fighter, immune-system booster, sore-throat soother

  • Ginger: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bronchitis fighter, circulation booster, cold fighter, anticongestive, flu fighter

It's a little spicy and tastes best hot.

Feel better.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I will try this. Congrats on your grandchildren!

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