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Stop Cold & Flu

by Jaye

October 2009

My 82-year-old stepdad came down with a nasty bug a few weeks ago. It hit him suddenly, and within a couple of hours he was flat on his back.

As soon as I heard he was sick, I went to the stove and boiled some elderberries in 2 cups of water, added some sage, alfalfa and lemon grass and simmered it for an hour. I let it steep covered for 2 more hours, then strained the herbs from the water. I put the tea water back on the stove till hot enough to emulsify 1 cup of clover honey and then bottled the tea. One Tablespoon every 4 hours and he was a new man in less than 24 hours!

Ah, the power of plants!

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