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Best Tea (decoction) for Colds and Flu

by An excerpt from Herbal Antibiotics

October 2005

- 3 cups water
- 1 ounce dried Sage
- Raw honey
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Pinch of Cayenne

1. Boil Sage at a slow boil in water until liquid is reduced by one half. Let cool.
2. Strain liquid, and press Sage to remove as much liquid as possible.
3. Reheat to barely hot, and add fresh wildflower honey to taste. Let cool; add juice of 1 lemon and a pinch of Cayenne.
4. Store in refrigerator.

To Use: Take 1 tablespoon (cold) to 1 cup (hot) as often as needed for the beginning of throat or upper respiratory infections.

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I am a huge fan of your store and products. I'm fairly new to herbs, but
learning fast and enjoying the newfound "power" of knowledge and confidence
to help my family stay healthy. Thanks for all you do, especially on your
website, to guide and provide so much information for people like me. I was
intrigued by your note on brushing with a touch of cayenne. I have been
brushing with baking soda and a dab of peppermint or spearmint oil, in an
effort to "natural-ize" some of my health/body products. It leaves the mouth
feeling ultra-refreshed and invigorated, much as you described the ceyenne.
You might like to try it! May God continue to bless your ministry.

~Melinda


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