I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you were celebrating! I’m not much on the origins of the holiday and truth behind it, but I love any excuse for a few days off from work and to spend time with my family and loved ones.
With the fluctuating weather here in the Midsouth, and the coming of winter, I’ve been sharing a few tea blends that are known to help with colds, sinuses, and just getting through the funk of the season. Today’s recipe is another, but this one I pulled from the lovely Demetria Clark’s book “Herbal Healing for Children.”
Getting a kid to drink herbal tea isn’t always an easy task. We don’t have kids but watching my friends with theirs it sounds about the same as baptizing a cat. Maybe this is just blend you’ve been looking for to help with your kids, or maybe it’ll be the blend you like most! Demetria has never disappointed us.
1 teaspoon dried echinacea flowers & leaves
1 teaspoon dried astragalus root
1/2 teaspoon dried boneset leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried licorice root
2 cups boiling water
“Put the echinacea flowers and leaves, astragalus root, boneset leaves, and licorice root in a small saucepan. Pour the boiling water over the mixture. Steep at room temperature until cool. Strain and discard the herbs. Stored in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator, Immunity Tonic Tea will keep for 48 hours.”
For children two to three years of age: 1/4 cup a day
For children four to five years of age: 1 cup a day
For children six to twelve years of age: up to 2 cups a day
Give it a shot! Tell us what you think! Tell us what your kiddos think! 😀 And remember if you’re curious about trying out different tea blends every month, check out our subscription boxes!