Drink this tea for comforting immune support. Nettle is thought to help modulate the immune system with antiviral effects, while chamomile may help bring calm for a restful night’s sleep to give our immune system the chance it needs to regenerate. Menthol in wild mint helps open up sinuses and calm the stomach, and a final squeeze of fresh lemon gives a boost of vitamin C.
1 part fresh or dried nettle leaves
1 part dried camomile
1 part fresh or dried wild mint (or peppermint)
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice (as a garnish, to be added after steeping)
Use 1 Tbsp (15 mL) tea per 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water. Steep for a minimum of 7 minutes. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, and enjoy.