Flu season is in full gear. According to federal data, this flu season is especially brutal as more and more people are under the weather.

Herbs are a great way to boost immunity to prevent illness and speed recovery after you get sick. Give our favorite immune-boosting tea a try.

Immunity-Boosting Tea


  • 4 cups of filtered or alkaline water
  • 2 tablespoons of peppermint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of Pau d’ Arco bark
  • 2 sticks or 1 tablespoon of astragalus bark or powder
  • ½ lemon
  • Honey
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • A dash of cayenne pepper

NOTE: You can find the loose tea leaves at your local health food store or online.

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  1. Fill a large pot with water.
  2. Put peppermint and pau d’ arco into a cloth tea bag or stainless-steel tea strainer. This will keep the loose leaves contained for easy straining later.
  3. Place tea leaves into pot of water.
  4. Add lemon, garlic and cayenne pepper to pot.
  5. Bring all ingredients to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes.

Once tea is done, pour into a cup, add honey to taste. Be well and enjoy!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These recipes or statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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