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French Healing Tea Recipe

French Healing Tea Recipe

The French sip this tea for pure pleasure, but it is also wonderfully healing for sore throats, upper respiratory troubles, and tummy bugs. Itís been a brutal flu season here in upstate New York, but this delicious tea has helped all of us who have tried it.

The recipe only calls for one herbal ingredient, and you probably have it on your kitchen shelf. As you sip, think of cozy French farmhouses surrounded by fields just beginning to thaw after the long cold winter. The sun is getting stronger. Spring is returning. Life is good.


1 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (1 teaspoon fresh)

1. Place thyme in cup and cover with boiling water. Cover and allow to steep for 10 minutes.

2. Strain and serve, with honey and/or lemon, if you like.

Makes one serving.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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6:30PM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

Thank you :)

3:38AM PDT on May 31, 2012

Thanks for the info.

12:47AM PDT on May 4, 2012

Thanks :)

1:05PM PDT on May 3, 2012


8:01AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Thank you

5:25PM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

2:53PM PDT on Aug 6, 2011

It works pretty well for sore gums as well, as thyme has wonderful anti inflammatory properties.

2:30AM PDT on Mar 29, 2011


5:52AM PST on Feb 26, 2011

I'm going to be trying this today.

12:56AM PST on Dec 24, 2010

Thanks for the info.

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