DIRECTIONSLoad up a pot with all the ingredients listed. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 45-55minutes. Drink warm and add honey for extra sweetness and immune benefits! Continue to simmer the brew on low and drink throughout the day.
*NOTE: you can use other citrus for both the slices and skin - lemon, lime, or grapefruit. You can also use other herbs or spices based on what you have in the pantry. I love to add Green Tea to my mug for extra medicinal values.
Organic Olivia adds Fennel Seeds which support gut health along with a 1/2 onion which are high in Quercetin and antimicrobial.
When the brew is ready to serve, I love to add an extra Orange slice in my mug + 1 tsp of Vanilla Honey! So yummy!!!
BENEFITS OF THE INGREDIENTS!
ORANGE & ORANGE PEEL: High in Vitamin C, help prevent colds & recurrent ear infections, packed with anti-oxidants which protect skin from free radical damage known to cause signs of aging, keep blood pressure under check, help lower cholesterol, control blood sugar levels, lower the risk of cancer, alkalize the body, promote good eye health, safeguard against constipation.
GINGER: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, help fight infections, treats nausea & morning sickness, reduces muscle pain and soreness, can drastically lower blood sugar & improve heart disease risks, supports chronic indigestion, reduces menstrual pain & can improve brain function & protect against Alzheimer’s.
CINNAMON: loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, may cut the risk of heart disease, can improve sensitivity to hormone insulin, lowers blood sugars & has a powerful anti-diabetic effect, helps fight bacterial and fungal infections
STAR ANISE: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antimicrobial.
LEMON BALM: antiviral, anti-depressant, digestive stimulant, relaxing, restorative for nervous system, antibacterial, carminative, antispasmodic, calms a nervous stomach, colic & heart spasms. Combats mumps, cold sores & other viruses.
ECHINACEA: used to prevent and treat the common cold, influenza & infections. Best known immune stimulants, causes an increase in the number of immune cells, further enhancing the overall activity of the immune system.
NETTLE LEAF: strengthens, nourishes and rebuilds body tissue, treats burn out and fatigue, regulates blood sugar, herbal multi-vitamin (high in calcium, iron, protein, zinc, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, chlorophyll, vitamins A, C, B Complex & K) & works as an adaptogen. Great for kidney health, digestion, the spleen and gallbladder; heals stomach and intestinal ulcers, relieves constipation, treats diarrhea and clears intestinal infections.
MARSHMALLOW ROOT: general all purpose soother, expectorant (loosen respiratory congestion by making secretions less viscous), work to relax the respiratory tissue and are often used to soothe dry, irritated coughs, as well as to relieve congested coughs.
ROSEMARY: stimulates the heart & circulation, dispels cold energy, relieves exhaustion, treats depression, stress, weakness and shyness. She opens the sinuses, resolves phlegm, is great for aches, pains, coughs, colds, congestion and flu. This magical plant treats headaches, increases low blood pressure, restores the nerves & promotes clear thinking; stimulates digestion, relieves fullness & indigestion. She generates strength and energy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
REISHI: adaptogenic, tonifying to the whole physiology, and help modulate liver function reducing symptoms of allergy, food sensitivity, chemical sensitivity, and weak immunity.
HONEY: anti-inflammatory, rich in antioxidants, helps improve good cholesterol, supports heart health, prevents acid reflux, relieves cold/cough symptoms.
MATCHA: packed with antioxidants, boosts metabolism & burns calories, detoxifies, calms the mind, relaxes the body, rich in fiber, chlorophyll & vitamins; enhances mood and aids in concentration.