Recipe: Herb Tea for Preventing Colds

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CHANGE OF SEASON DIET – Part 2 (Herb Tea)

In preparation for the change of seasons, TCM practitioner Yuxiang Wang suggests this herbal tea for those who are prone to catching colds and chills, sneezing, and stuffy nose. For best results, take this tea for 3 to 7 days.  (Makes 1 serving)

Ingredients:

  • 30 grams Perilla leaf
  • 5 slices fresh ginger root
  • coconut sugar to taste (optional)

1) Place ingredients in a pot with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.

2) Reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.

3) Strain out herbs.

4) Drink warm.

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