"Sick as a Dog" Herbal Tea
For colds, sore throats, and everything that ails you- this is the perfect feel-better tea.
- dried maypop
- dried chamomile blossoms
- fresh aloe leaf
- fresh parsley
- honey to taste
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget
Select a medium sized piece of myrrh. "There's more than one way to skin a cat," and so is true for smashing myrrh. You can use an herb grinder (though it will leave behind a residue), or put the myrrh in a baggie, wrap it in a towel, and take a hammer to it. Just make it as fine of a powder as you can, however you like. Myrrh will help ease a sore throat and is also an antiseptic for tonsils, gums, etc.
Grind up the chamomile and maypop (passion flower). You can use the maypop vine or flowers with pistils removed. Add to a tea bag or tea ball with the myrrh. Maypop and chamomile will help you sleep and relax.
Cut a "leaf" from your aloe plant. Peel off the green skin, boil the "meat" in a pot with enough water to make 2 cups of tea. The aloe will help sore throats.
Once the aloe has boiled, turn the burner down and add a handful of parsley, leafy side down. Don't boil the parsley, though, else it will lose the good stuff. Parsley will help your immune system because it has a lot of Vitamin C.
Strain out parsley and aloe. Add your tea bag with the myrrh, maypop, and chamomile. Steep with the burner on low-ish for a bit longer than you would normally steep a tea bag.
Serve hot and add honey to taste. Enjoy, relax, and feel better!
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