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Cold and Flu Tea (Powerful Natural Remedy)

This comforting home remedy effectively eases the symptoms of cold and flu, as well as the sharp pain of a scratchy sore throat.

With the abrupt change in weather and a worldwide pandemic, cough, cold and flu symptoms are in full effect. This soothing home remedy helps alleviate cold and flu symptoms and the razor sharp pain of a scratchy sore throat.

At the first sign of a cold, we turn to this powerful natural remedy. To stay on top of the infection, inflammation and pain we drink it two to four times a day until our symptoms subside. It packs a punch but has helped alleviate our cold and flu symptoms time and time again.

The immunity superheroes and their healing properties

Water: Staying hydrated by drinking enough fluid throughout the day is especially important when you’re not feeling well. It also allows your throat to remain moist so it can heal faster.

Lemon: Lemon juice is especially soothing for illnesses involving respiratory issues or a sore throat. Its natural antibacterial properties help fight bacteria.

Honey: Honey can kill bacteria and fight off viral infections due to its natural antibacterial properties.

Apple cider vinegar: ACV has so many benefits and has been used as a natural remedy for many things. It contains antimicrobial properties that can help kill infection and balance your body’s pH levels. Even though it has a horrible taste, it’s certainly worthy of being called an immunity superhero. When snagging a quality ACV, be sure to look for one that’s organic, unpasteurized and contains “the mother” (the colony of beneficial bacteria). A popular brand that can be found at almost any grocery store is Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar.

Ginger: Fresh ginger helps fight against congestion and sinus symptoms (like clearing a cough and sniffles).

Cinnamon: Cinnamon has been a traditional remedy for healing cold, flu and sore throat symptoms. It’s loaded with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory effects that helps soothe a sore throat.

Cayenne pepper: It may sound spicy and strange to add cayenne pepper to your tea but the capsaicin (a chemical compound in it) helps thin out mucus and clear your sinuses. It’s also been shown to bring your body’s temperature down.

This tea won’t necessarily knock out every cold and flu symptom, but it will help fight off infection, relieve symptoms and shorten the duration of a cough or common cold.

Can I drink my tea chilled?

You sure can! If drinking it cold, you’ll have to mix a little more vigorously to dissolve the honey. It can be stored in the fridge (mason jars work well) for up to 6 days.

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Cold and Flu Tea (Powerful Natural Remedy)

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  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


With the abrupt change in weather and a worldwide pandemic, cough, cold and flu symptoms are in full effect. This soothing home remedy helps alleviate cold and flu symptoms and the razor sharp pain of a scratchy sore throat.





  1. Bring your water to a boil in a saucepan (or heat in the microwave). Stir in additional ingredients until they’re well combined and dissolved. If using fresh ginger, let the tea steep for 5 minutes to infuse the ginger.
  2. Sip warm as needed for a cold, the flu or a sore, dry throat. We often drink it 2-4 times a day when not feeling well. If making a big batch of tea, it can be stored in the fridge for up to 6 days and reheated as necessary.


  • Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.
  • We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
  • PLEASE NOTE: We are not doctors. See your health care provider and seek medical advice for any major or serious illnesses or symptoms that last longer than a few days. And, as always, consult your medical practitioner before changing any part of your lifestyle.


  • Powdered ginger: If you’re using powdered ginger rather than fresh, we recommend stirring your tea every few minutes while sipping on it so the powdered ginger doesn’t all settle to the bottom of your tea.
  • Prep Time: 2 min
  • Cook Time: 2 min
  • Category: Do It Yourself, Natural Remedies, Health & Wellness, Recipes

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