Herbal Interests // Teas for Flu Season

Welcome to cold and flu season, my friends. It's been a long, long weekend at the Haupt house. Our first bout happened before I came home, while I was at the airport, with my mom calling to report that Tad had climbed onto her lap and vomited. He's never had the flu before, so this was new to him and to me! I felt so bad being away, but was also thankful when I came home that his illness had instead turned into upset bowels and diarrhea... thanks, mom, for taking one for the team! LOL. Isn't sickness great? Especially when your kid passes it along to you. I came down right along with him on Friday + Saturday. According to the news (which is always so reliable... eye roll) the virus is hitting the US pretty hard this year! W;hy not try and keep as much of it as bay as possible? I've thrown together some herbal tea recipes that can aid in sore throat, upset stomach, nausea, and boosting your immune system! If you need help figuring out measurements for your tea or how to brew them, please check out my post on making herbal infusions!

NAUSEA TEA

  • Lemon Balm
  • Chamomile
  • Dill Leaf + Dill Seed
  • Peppermint Leaf

This tea can help get rid of upset stomach, nausea, and indigestion. Chamomile is great at relaxing the body all around. Dill, similar in makeup to caraway, coriander, and fennel, is a great reliever of ailments to the stomach and gas. 

SORE THROAT TEA

  • Sage
  • Licorice Root
  • Cinnamon Chips
  • Dried Ginger

This tea is a great reliever for a sore throat! We make this one quite often in our home when the sickies come in. Add some honey and lemon to make it taste even better! This is Jill's fave.

HEADACHE TEA

  • Basil
  • Lemon Balm
  • Chamomile
  • Lavender

The combination of lavender and chamomile are perfect for aiding in sleep. Calming, soothing, and a little bit drowse-inducing. Whenever I combine these herbs I want to take a nice nap! Basil and lemon balm help to relieve headaches, ease tension, and calm nausea.

IMMUNE BOOSTING TEA

  • Rosehips
  • Lemongrass
  • Lemon Peel/Orange Peel
  • Cinnamon Chips

This tea is rich in Vitamin C and helps to boost your immune system! I really love this combo for the entire year. 

Enjoy! xoxo Kayla