A good witch knows that prevention is always better than a cure. This tonic provides bioflavonoids and vitamin C in an organic, natural way so all the nutrients are easily available for absorption. The amounts of ingredients are given in parts, as you may want to make a big batch of tea for the whole family.
2 parts lemongrass
3 parts hibiscus
4 parts rose hips
1 part chopped cinnamon sticks
Blend the herbs using your mortar and pestle. Place in a teapot with 4 cups (960ml) of hot water. Steep for 5 minutes in your teapot, then strain and serve sweetened with honey to taste. If you make ahead, you should keep the mixed herbs in an airtight container. Serve regularly as a preventative during cold and flu season.
Quick tip: Black, Geen, and White Tea
Use black tea for an upset tummy and headache. Green tea helps strengthen the immune system, and you can reuse tea bags to stanch cuts or calm insect bites. White tea, green tea, and black tea are all made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis. White tea is made from the youngest leaves of the plant; it is a sweet brew and has less caffeine than green or black tea. It is also rich in antioxidants and is sometimes recommended for reducing “bad” cholesterol and improving artery health. White tea is a little costly, but a good choice for health and flavour.
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