Herbal Remedies, Kitchen Witchery

Witchy Gypsy Cold and Flu Tea Blend

Witchy Gypsy Cold and Flu Tea Blend

Sometimes there is no denying it. You’re not just run down. You’re not just reacting to the weather. You’re sick. Take a rest and drink a cup of hot tea. This tea. It’s chock full of herbs that specialize in viral infections like the common cold and the flu and all of the icky symptoms that go along with them. Add in some honey for its addition healing benefits, but with this blend you wont’ actually need a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.

cinnamon

Cinnamon

Medicinal Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Astringent, Diaphoretic, Febrifuge

Magickal Properties: Healing, Love, Protection, Strength

Cinnamon helps control virulent actions by many microorganisms.

cloves

Cloves

Medicinal Properties: Analgesic, Anodyne, Antiseptic, Astringent, Disinfectant, Expectorant, Germicide

Magickal Properties: Courage, Love, Protection

Has strong broad spectrum antibiotic properties and is considered to be one of the most powerful germicidal agents in the herb kingdom.

Elder Flower

Elder Flower

Medicinal Properties: Alterative, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic

Magickal Properties: Power, Protection, Healing

Has been called a remedy “against all infirmities”. Used for such conditions as colds, coughs, and flus. Use in the first stages of colds.

ginger

Ginger

Medicinal Properties: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-spasmodic, Diaphoretic

Magickal Properties: Cleansing, Healing

Is used in respiratory and lung/chest clearing combinations. Used in the first stages of the common cold.

hyssop

Hyssop

Medicinal Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Pectoral

Magickal Properties: Purification and Protection

Hyssop is used primarily for sore throat afflictions. It is also used to strengthen the immune system; contains essential hormone oils to build resistance to infectious diseases. Helps the healing process by producing perspiration and clearing phlegm from the bronchial area. It is good for treatment of coughs due to colds and is helpful in the treatment of nose and throat infection.

licorice root

Licorice Root

Medicinal Properties: Adaptogen, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Emollient, Expectorant, Pectoral

Magickal Properties: Love, Protection

Licorice is recommended for soothing throats. It soothe the chest and helps bring up phlegm. It soothes and heals inflamed mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.

peppermint

Peppermint

Medicinal Properties: Alterative, Analgesic, Anodyne, Anti-bacterial, Anti-microbial, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Astringent, Diaphoretic, Febrifuge

Magickal Properties: Healing, Purification, Strength, Sleep

One of the oldest household remedies. Has been used to treat colds and to control fever. Acts as a catalyst for other herbs. Magickally, Peppermint adds healing, purification, strength, and sleep to your brew.

rose hips

Rose Hips

Medicinal Properties: Anti-microbial, Anti-pyretic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent

Magickal Properties: Love, Healing, Protection

One of the richest sources of Vitamin C. Useful for the common cold, flu, and pneumonia.

yarrow

Yarrow

Medicinal Properties: Alterative, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-pyretic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Diaphoretic

Magickal Properties: Healing, Protection, Strength, Purification

Yarrow is a strong, soothing diaphoretic. Taken as a hot tea, it will naturally increase body temperature, open skin pores, stimulate free perspiration, increase elimination and equalize the circulation, thus making it an important herb for cold and fevers. Yarrow’s tonic action is most invigorating and will greatly assist nature’s actions to remove congestion and disease. Yarrow is considered very effective where there are symptoms of chills, constant nasal drip, catarrh, and sensations of alternate cold and heat. The tannin in Yarrow is a powerful virus inhibitor. It usually breaks up a cold within 24 hours. Yarrow has a very soothing and healing effect on the mucous membranes.

Witchy Gypsy Cold and Flu Tea Blend

Now available for purchase in the Apothecary!

Witchy Gypsy Cold and Flu Tea Blend
28g = approximately 16 teaspoons

To Use: Add 1 teaspoon per cup of tea. Steep for 10-15 minutes.

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Disclaimer: Please note that I am a not medical professional and everything written here is a product of my own research. Don’t take any advice given here over that of a trained doctor. If you ingest any herbs, always make sure that you’re 100% sure that they’re safe. If you’re pregnant or giving to a child, always consult a doctor before ingesting herbs and plant you aren’t familiar with. Magickal instruction and spells are for personal entertainment purposes only. The desired result/outcome cannot be guaranteed as a result of using any magickal item, and should not be used as a replacement for medical/professional assistance.

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