Winter Wellness: flu tea recipe

Sometimes the dreaded winter cold and flu is unavoidable and if you want to look on the bright side, it’s a nice opportunity to hibernate and cancel all commitments!

This recipe is my basic flu tea which is a very popular one and I have had lots of positive feedback from patients. It can help in speeding up recovery or even avoid becoming sick all together. You can take this tea preventatively but it works best if you drink the whole 1.5 litres in the first 24 hours of onset of a cold or flu.


4 cloves garlic crushed 
1 large knob tumeric 
1 large knob ginger 
1.5 litres filtered water 
2 lemons with skin on – juiced 
3 tablespoons honey

Fill a large pot with 1.5 litres filtered water, add the crushed ginger, garlic and tumeric into the water, heat to a mild simmer for 10 – 15 minutes. Turn off the heat add juiced lemons and honey to taste.

FOR THE ADULTS you can add 1 -2 pinches of chilli to enhance the effects of the garlic ginger and tumeric.

Serve in a tea pot and strain as you drink.