Barb's Cold Comfort Tea
35 mins (prep 20, cooking 15)
4 ingredients
15 servings
This recipe is from the book "Herbal Teas". It is supposed to be good for colds, but it has a nice flavor for everyday use too. Echinancea is useful for fighting off colds and flu, especially at the onset of symptoms. Catnip eases symptoms of colds, flus and bronchitis and is very calming and relaxing. Yarrow is useful for the onset of colds anf flu and can cause heat flushing, which is good for breaking a fever. Lemon balm contains antiviral components, good for fighting colds and flu. Barb Fahs, the creator of this tea recommends decocting it to make the tea stronger and have more visible results, but I usually will just brew it. I have included instructions for either method. Time is for the decoction process. The recipe can also easily be reducted or increased, just keep the proportions the same.

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Serving Size (1.12 g)
Servings 15
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.69 Calories from Fat 0.09
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.01g 0.21%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.18%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.31mg 0.19%
Total Carbohydrate 0.15g 0.73%
Dietary Fiber 0.08 g 4.73%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.04g 1.11%
Vitamin A 41.89IU% Vitamin C 0.31mg%
Calcium 2.4mg% Iron 0.05mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
catnip, lemon balm leaves