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Healing Herbal Winter Tea Recipe

This is a wonderfully warming tea for a cold winter’s day. This herbal combination boosts digestion, improves circulation, and provides gentle warming.

Makes 2 cups of tea

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups filtered water
  • Dried herbs: 1 TBSP dried orange peel, 2 star anise, 2 cinnamon sticks, 5 little pieces of dried ginger or 3 thin pieces of fresh ginger, 1 TBSP dried nettles

Instructions: 

Add all herbs (except nettles) and water to a medium stainless steel, ceramic or glass pot. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat. Add nettles to the pot of herbs, cover the pot and and steep the herbs for 10 minutes.

Strain the herbs and pour the liquid into two mugs.

For pregnant women: some of the herbs in this recipe are considered unsafe to consume in pregnancy, particularly the orange peel and star anise. The ginger, cinnamon and nettles are generally considered safe, although you will probably find information stating otherwise. You can always make this tea next year (and in the meantime stick to the pregnancy-safe teas)!

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