Scallion Tea for Colds and Flu relief

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Scallion Tea for Colds and Flu Relief

My mom would make this scallion tea for us when we got a case of the sniffles. I wouldn’t recommend this for children under one year old because it contains honey.

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A few cups of this tea and some rest will have you feeling better in no time.

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  • Honey is great to soothe a sore throat
  • Black tea has been found to boost the immune system. Here’s MORE INFORMATION about that study.
  • Onions contain quercetin, a flavonoid which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Here’s  MORE INFORMATION about quercetin.
  • Ginger contains gingerols that may help with the alleviation of nausea, and pain
  • Cinnamon has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Lemon has that good old vitamin c

 

Scallion Tea for Colds and Flu
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups of water
  • 5 scallions, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice and peel
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, sliced
  • 4 decaffeinated tea bags
  • honey to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine the water, scallions, lemon juice and zest, cinnamon sticks and ginger in a pot and bring to a boil
  2. Let this simmer for 10 minutes then remove from the heat
  3. Add tea bags and honey, let this steep for 3-4 minutes
  4. Strain and serve

 

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