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:


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.

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).


Dale O.

Delightful and warming especially during the cold winter months!

Edvanir L.
Edvanir L5 years ago

Love it!!

Rhi­an O'Malley
Rhian O'Malley5 years ago

Sounds lovely!

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Mandi A.
Amanda A6 years ago

Thanks. Sounds good

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Melissah C.
Melissah C6 years ago


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Ana Medvedeva
Ana M8 years ago

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)))

Aleksandra W.
Past Member 8 years ago

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