There are all sorts of herbs out there that help with immunity, and it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re looking to create a simple blend to help ward off illness and to keep your immune system happy, this recipe is for you.
For this blend, we combine Elderberries with rose hips and ginger to make a tea that not only tastes great but gets the job done when your immune system needs a little extra help. When sipping on this mix, you’ll notice hints of natural sweetness and just the right amount of heat from the ginger.
If you want to give yourself even more of a boost, try sweetening your cup with a bit of raw honey. It plays well with the other flavors and has infection-fighting properties of its own.
Elderberry Herbal Tea Recipe
What You’ll Need
- One part dried Elderberries
- Half part dried Rose Hips
- Quarter part dried Ginger
How to Make It
This blend is packed with roots and berries, so you will need to make a decoction. Decoctions are more time consuming than a traditional tea steep, but they allow you to get the most out of your herbs. If you’re working with a blend that is primarily comprised of roots and berries, you’ll almost always need to make a decoction to see the benefits that you’re after.
- Measure out your desired amount of water
- Measure out one tablespoon of your blend per cup of water used
- Bring the water to a boil on the stove
- Add your herbs to the water and reduce the heat to a simmer
- Let simmer for at least 30 minutes with a lid
- Turn off the heat and let steep for another 30 minutes or so
- Strain the mixture and drink
- Store any extra in the fridge (it will stay good for up to three days)