Immune Boosting Tea

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Immune Boosting Tea | We focus heavily on our health because, sick or not, animals need feeding and the chores sure don't do themselves. One of my favorite ways to prevent sickness is an immune-boosting tea. Never fear, this tea is tasty, too. It makes your kitchen smell cinnamon-y, and I don't know anyone who doesn't like a good whiff of cinnamon. | GNOWFGLINS.com

What with the rough winter weather, the storms, and the temperature fluctuations, many sicknesses and germs are sticking around longer than usual. There’s a constant battle waging against our immune systems. However, our own backyards, wild meadows, and even bulk herb stores on the internet yield much more to preserving our health more than you may think. My family and I forage herbs from the wild (for instance, dandelion in the spring), we grow many plants in our garden and greenhouse, and on occasion we purchase herbs online from Mountain Rose Herbs.

We focus heavily on our health because, sick or not, animals need feeding and the chores sure don’t do themselves. One of my favorite ways to prevent sickness is an immune-boosting tea, shared with me by my friend George over at North 60 Alaska Living.

Now, I’m sure we’ve all come across a medicinal tea that leaves much to be desired in the taste and smell department… But never fear, this tea is healthy and tasty. Not to mention, it makes your kitchen smell cinnamon-y, and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like a good whiff of cinnamon. ;)

Immune Boosting Tea

Break the astragulus and cinnamon stick into pieces. Put the astragulus and cinnamon, along with licorice root, in 2 quarts of water in a pot. Bring to a boil and then let steep on a warm surface (I use my wood stove; the lowest heat on a normal stove works fine too) for 2 to 3 hours, with the lid on. Remove from the heat and let set for a few hours. Warm it up and drink a full glass once or twice a day. I have successfully added this tea to my kefir as well.

What is your favorite immune boosting tea?

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Comments

  1. says

    Astragalus is a super tea to brew as you have ~ it may be a root — but it has a sweet taste to it. Makes a delicious decoction.
    For a quick brew type of immune boost tea, I like to use Rose Hips, Milky Oat tops, Hibiscus flowers + Orange peel. I just posted the recipe over at Studio Botanica. You may enjoy that one. It’s a favourite in my home and with herb clients. Green wishes.. Carol

    • Tammy Trayer says

      Hi Carol,
      Thanks for taking the time to comment and share! I do love the taste of this tea. It has such an amazing flavor. I will have to venture over to your page and locate your recipe. Thank you again for sharing!! Blessings to. You and yours!

    • Tammy Trayer says

      Mia, It couldn’t be simpler and tastier! I feel very confident that you will be enjoying this tea for sure. So glad this fit your needs! Blessings and thanks so much for stopping by!!

  2. Lindsay says

    Thanks! I have 6 kids and I am always looking for more immune boosters! Which cinnamon do you recommend – sweet or cassia?

    • Lindsay says

      Also, what I have on hand is shredded astragalus, how much do you think would be the equivalent of a stick?

      • Tammy Trayer says

        Hi Lindsay,
        I imagine you are looking for immune boosters! :) This is a GREAT flavored tea and your children will love it no matter what age. I use the cassia sticks and I would recommend using 2 tbsp of the shredded astragalus. I appreciate your questions and hope that you enjoy. Blessings to you and yours and would love to hear what the family thought of it….

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