Are you looking for a new way to support your immune system or just want to try something new? Or want a dose of vitamins? 

Echinacea tea is a pretty popular choice for people to turn to for a doubtlessly healthy dose of Vitamin C. It is excellent for boosting your immune system and improving your overall health. It is a herb that has a wide variety of potential benefits, from helping with the common cold to boosting the immune system to reducing sore throats and even helping with athlete's foot. It can be taken in capsule form as well. But it works better when you steep it and drink it like tea. Here’s how!

Echinacea tea

 

About Echinacea Tea

For centuries, echinacea has been used by Native Americans as a homemade cure-all. While modern science hasn't proven any disease-curing properties, it should still be considered a great medicinal herb for fighting colds and clearing blocked sinuses. Whether you keep the root in your medicine cabinet or throw it into your tea, echinacea is definitely a herb worth adding to your repertoire.

Benefits Of Echinacea Tea

In general, the benefits of echinacea tea are similar to those offered by consuming echinacea itself, including helping to boost your immune system so that you can fight off colds and flu, as well as relieving flu symptoms. However, echinacea tea is generally considered more effective if used as soon as possible after the onset of a cold or the flu; it is not one of those medicines that work best after symptoms have been going on for a while. It can be made from fresh or dried echinacea root. 

Due to its high potency, it can be taken during the first stage of a cold or flu for relief. Its benefits include increased immunity, relief of aches and pains, a boost in energy, and improved digestion and circulation.

Echinacea tea in pot

 

Although it's good to take Echinacea by itself, feel free to add other herbs and spices to boost the potency of your tea. However, refrain from adding anything that would increase the stimulant properties of the tea!

As the saying goes, two wrongs don't make a right. That said, try using echinacea with caution. The key is to not overdo it — one cup a day is more than enough. Just be sure to drink plenty of water after you have had your cup of tea, as taking too much of this herb will result in dehydration.

Echinacea Tea Recipe

Here is a quick recipe for you to start with right now!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of dried echinacea root or 2 tablespoons of fresh echinacea
  • 200 ml Water
  • Dried Sage
  • Sweetener as per choice

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine 1 teaspoon of dried echinacea root with 1 cup of water.
  2. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes after water is brought to a boil.
  3. Put a teaspoon of dried sage into the pot and turn off the heat.
  4. Put the lid on it and let it sit for 5 minutes, then strain it into a jar. 
  5. At room temperature, tea will remain fresh for a full day. 
  6. Create new things each day.

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