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Warming Winter Good Health Tea

Warming Winter Good Health Tea

Most of us ate some things over the holidays that we knew weren’t all that good for us. Some of us are surrounded by sneezing and coughing co-workers. All of us could use a little help staying healthy. That’s where this wonderful tea comes in handy.

The author of this great cookbook helped her filmmaker fiance Morgan Spurlock come back from the brink after he ate a fast-food diet for a month for his movie “Super-Size Me.” She devised this super recipe to help us digest our meals more fully and to boost our immune systems. It has anti-depression ingredients, antiviral and antibacterial ingredients, relaxing ingredients—and it tastes delicious! Try the recipe, and enjoy better health this winter:

INGREDIENTS

4 cups water
3 slices fresh ginger, cut to the thickness of a quarter (warming, immune enhancer)
1 1-inch piece licorice root (antiviral, antibacterial, fights depression)
1 1/2-inch piece cinnamon stick (warming, digestive support, useful for diabetes)
1 tablespoon organic orange rind (sweet)
1 tablespoon dried parsley (digestive aid)
1 teaspoon dried lemon balm (relaxing, aromatic)
1 clove (warming, digestive aid)

1. In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.

2. Steep 5 to 15 minutes. Strain and drink twice a day.

Makes 4 cups.

Read more: Food, All recipes, Diet & Nutrition, Drinks

Adapted from The Great American Detox Cookbook, by Alex Jamieson (Rodale Press, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Alex Jamieson. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Press.
Adapted from The Great American Detox Cookbook, by Alex Jamieson (Rodale Press, 2005).

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8:47PM PST on Mar 4, 2013

Delightful and warming especially during the cold winter months!

10:39AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

Love it!!

3:19AM PST on Dec 23, 2012

Sounds lovely!

4:39AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:03PM PST on Dec 13, 2011

Thanks. Sounds good

2:58AM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

Thank you

5:07AM PDT on Apr 13, 2011

thanks

4:49AM PST on Mar 12, 2010

Merci!

12:42PM PST on Feb 3, 2010

I tried to make a tea by almost similar recipe. And it really works. It is not only helpful but tasty as well. Tomorrow I'll try to make this wonderful tea again. Thank you for this recipe)))

8:42AM PST on Jan 31, 2010

wow, that's more than nourishing, should try it and, hopefully, survive until Spring comes

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