Cold Care Tea
This blend is a re-creation of what a rural family herbalist might brew up when they felt like they were coming down with something, based on what was growing in the garden and on the land around them. Echinacea stimulates immune response, while peppermint decongests and red clover helps clear the respiratory tract. Mullein soothes sore throats and helps clear the lungs, while boneset is an all-around cold and flu herb from the Appalachian tradition.*
Ingredients: echinacea, peppermint, red clover, mullein, boneset
To use: Steep 2 teaspoons of tea in 8 ounces of hot water, covered, for at least 5 minutes.
Approximately 15 servings of tea.