Six Top Tea Methods to Help You Recover From a Cold

A warm cup of tea always feels good when you have a cold.  How can you make that tea even better for you?  

— Tea combined with Ginger, lemon, and honey can help to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu. All these ingredients have their own benefits, but
 combined they have a revitalizing and calming effect and boost your immune system.
— Cayenne pepper is a great aid, too. Spice up your cold recovery regimen by adding 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper to 1/2 cup of Black Tea. Add milk, if desired.
Licorice Root is an essential herb that helps fend off colds. It contains a compound called glycyrrhizin, which has potent antiviral effects.
— Another botanical defense against colds is Elderberry, a powerful immune booster. Extract of elderberries has been tested many times and was found to shorten the duration of flu virus symptoms by as many as four days.
Green Tea has stronger anti-inflammatory effects than black tea.
— Very strong Unflavored Black Tea sweetened with two teaspoons of sugar relieves headaches.

We hope you feel better!