Relaxing Immune Boosting Herbal Tea With Elderberry

Let’s face it, being sick sucks and can be really stressful. Just being stressed can even make you sick. If you’re going to drink a hot cup of tea why not choose something relaxing that will also help you feel better?

There's so many ways to take elderberries! This tea is perfect for boosting your immune system.
There’s so many ways to take elderberries! This tea is perfect for boosting your immune system.

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Elderberry is one of the best herbs available that can help with colds and the flu. However, if you’re like me you like variety and having the same thing over and over again can get old! I wanted a tea that could help boost the immune system but also help with de-stressing and getting to sleep.

This tea is good both hot or cold and with a little bit of honey added to it. The elderberry and rosehips are there to help boost your immune system and give it a bit of a berry taste. Lavender is a great aromatic herb that helps you relax. Passionflower is what really helps you relax and can make you sleepy. Peppermint is last which is cooling and can help settle the stomach. This is definitely a tea to drink before bed! You can always leave out passion flower or replace it with ginkgo leaves if you prefer to have this during the day. Below are some of the awesome properties that these herbs provide.

Elderberry– antioxidant, diuretic, laxative, immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory

Rosehips– immune system stimulant, diuretic, laxative, anti-inflammatory

Lavender– antianxiety,  antispasmodic, aromatic, cholagogue, diuretic, sedative,  stomachic

Passion Flower– antianxiety, sedative

Peppermint– antispasmodic, aromatic, cholagogue, refrigerant, stomachic, vasodilator

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Yields1 Serving

 2 tbsp Elderberries
 1 tbsp Rosehips
 1 tbsp Lavender
 ½ tbsp Peppermint

1

Combine all ingredients.

2

Steep 1 tbsp of the tea mixture in 8oz of water for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy.
Store the loose leaf tea in an airtight container.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp Elderberries
 1 tbsp Rosehips
 1 tbsp Lavender
 ½ tbsp Peppermint

Directions

1

Combine all ingredients.

2

Steep 1 tbsp of the tea mixture in 8oz of water for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy.
Store the loose leaf tea in an airtight container.

Relaxing Immune Boosting Herbal Tea

Have you made it through this cold and flu season? If you make this tea take a picture and post it on Instagram with the tag #notyourtypicalremedy!


Sources

Plants for a Future
-Balch, Phyllis A., and Stacey J. Bell. “Prescription for Herbal Healing.” Prescription for Herbal Healing, 2nd ed., Bottom Line Books, 2012, pp. 111.

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