Ready to kick your cold to the curb? This soothing tea will do just that. We used anise seeds, ginger and fresh-squeezed orange, three superfoods that will get your immune system back on track. The anise seeds have antibacterial properties that have been shown to ease coughing and clear congestion from the upper respiratory tract. Ginger also helps with congestion and cough relief, but it also relieves nausea. And all that vitamin C from the orange juice will cut down the life of your ailment by a day if you drink it soon enough! So drink up, ladies, and feel better soon.
Prep time: Less than 5 minutes
Cook time: 3-5 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
Serving size: (Full recipe (about 4 ounces))
1 ginger tea bag
4 ounces boiling water
juice of 1 orange (about 4 tablespoons) + peel
1 tablespoon whole anise seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon honey
Add the tea bag and boiling water to tea cup and steep for 3-5 minutes with the peel and crushed seeds.
Strain the peel and crushed seeds and discard.
Add the orange juice and honey. Stir and drink warm.
Per Serving: (Full recipe (about 4 ounces))
Calories from fat: 9
Saturated Fat: 0g
The nutrition content of recipes on SkinnyMom.com has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.