Need a stronger line of defense against the cold and flu? These immune-boosting tea recipes will help you build and improve your immune system, especially during the cold and flu season.
The following immune-boosting teas offer a lot of health-improving benefits. Especially as it relates to your immune system, they contain basic food ingredients you can easily buy anywhere. The recipes are also super easy to follow.
How to make your immune boosting tea
When it comes to using tea to boost the immune system, It is always better to make your own blend of immune boosting tea.
That way, you have complete control of the ingredients that are going into your body. You can also mix and match fresh and natural immune-boosting ingredients into one powerful immune-boosting tea blend.
Being able to control the ingredients also means being able to control the taste and flavor of your tea.
Here are 7 popular homemade immune boosting tea ingredients.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
7. Cayenne Pepper
You can easily combine these ingredients in any way you like to make your own unique immune-boosting tea. Prepare and combine them in any way you find enjoyable.
Whether that’s blending, squeezing, or grating the ingredients together and boiling in a pot, or simply adding boiling water. Personally, I prefer using hot (and sometimes boiling water) for my tea, so I can still retain as much freshness of the ingredients as possible.
Other popular immune boosting tea ingredients include Green tea, Chamomile, Garlic and Elderberry.
The 3 immune boosting tea recipes below will give you a good start to enjoying the benefits of boosting your immune system with tea.
Immune Boosting Apple Cider Vinegar Tea
I made this immune-boosting apple cider vinegar tea recipe by Laura from JoyFoodSunshine yesterday morning. I was quite nervous about adding apple cider vinegar, too, but I actually enjoyed it.
I use apple cider vinegar on a fairly regular basis, but it’s not something I’ve tried as a tea before, and I must say I’m pleasantly surprised. I’ll definitely be making a lot of this immune-boosting apple cider vinegar tea going forward.
Immune Boosting Turmeric Tea
Turmeric is one of the best natural ingredients to help boost immunity. That’s why a lot of immune-boosting tea recipes contain turmeric as an ingredient. This healing turmeric tea recipe by Joanie from One Dish Kitchen contains turmeric and other immune-boosting spices to help reduce a cold or speed up recovery.
I made my own version by adding some fresh lemon and raw honey into my cup of Pukka Organic Turmeric Tea, and it tasted absolutely divine. I’ve been drinking regular turmeric tea for a while now, and I absolutely love it.
I started drinking turmeric tea after I read up on the amazing benefits of turmeric. However, I must say that raw organic turmeric powder is always a better option than the tea bags I use.
Immune Boosting Ginger Tea
Ginger has A LOT of immune-boosting benefits, and drinking ginger tea is one way to consume this amazing root plant. It’s always best to use fresh ginger root for your ginger tea.
You can peel your ginger before use, but it’s not necessary. I normally peel mine. Some people also prefer to slice them up into chunks, but I prefer to grate them instead.
I feel that by grating the ginger I’m able to get the most juice out of it. But that’s just me.
Can’t make your own homemade immune-boosting tea recipe or can’t be bothered? You can buy some natural immunity-boosting tea blends at your local health store or Amazon.
Immune Boosting Ginger Tea Recipe
Serves: 1 person Cooking time: 10 minutes
1 cup water
1-inch ginger root
1/2 a lemon
Cayenne pepper (optional)
- Peel (optional) and grate a 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root
- Add the juice of half a lemon
- Boil one cup of water and pour into the ginger and lemon
- Leave to infuse for 5-10 minutes
- Strain into your favorite cup/mug
- Serve with some honey or cayenne pepper (completely optional).
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Jill Davis, author for Life So Ever
Jill Davis grew up on army bases in the USA and Germany and has spent her adult life on the East Coast. She resides in Virginia where she gets to enjoy lots of hiking trails, kayaking, and other outdoor adventures. No recipe intimidates her and she is always up to try most foods. Her second language is sarcasm and she always looks for the good in life.