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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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Did You Know?

Daily sprinkling a little Cayenne powder on the toothpaste on your toothbrush can work miracles in fighting and preventing gum disease. That's right! It will also help deal with other oral ailments that plague many folks these days. After reading about this, we just had to try it. There is a warm sensation in your mouth as you brush your teeth, but it soon disappears after rinsing. As always, whenever using Cayenne powder, you should start with very small amounts to allow the body some time to build up a tolerance. The first few times we used it, we sprinkled so little of the powder on the toothpaste that we didn't feel anything. As the days progressed, we increased the amounts slightly until we felt it was warm enough. After using it for a little while, the nice feeling in your mouth is very satisfying. Be warned, however, that you do not want to overdo this one, so start small.