Honey and Sage Decoction for Colds and Flu

Use the healing properties of honey, cayenne and sage to quickly recover during cold and flu season.

| January/February 2016

  • Select wildflower honey from bees that have access to a wide variety of plant nectar to create a more potent remedy.
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Ingredients

• 1 ounce dried white or culinary sage leaf
• Pinch of cayenne
• 3 cups cold water
• Wildflower honey
• Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

1. Combine sage and cayenne with water. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until liquid is reduced by half.

2. Let cool enough that you can work with it. Strain liquid and press sage to extract as much liquid as possible.

3. Add honey, to taste, and lemon juice. Store in refrigerator and take 1 tablespoon or more often as needed at the onset of sore throat or upper respiratory infection.



Learn more and find recipes for herbal alternatives to conventional medicine in 5 Effective Natural Antibiotics.



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