Winter can be cozy and warming, if you let it be… It’s an opportunity to slow down, spend time with loved ones and take care of ourselves. We have associated weekends spent in bed, cooking, and wrapping ourselves with throws and comfy sweaters.
Below is a recipe to get you through the winter months by boosting your immune system and warming your body. As said, winter gives us time to do a million things in our kitchen, experimenting with food and creating amazing stuff… including herbal teas.
This home-brewed healing tea is packed with ingredients that boost your immune system, and you nearly all have it in your cupboard:
Frantica.com mentions: “The Greek mountain tea is a pleasant herbal remedy for a sore throat, a great aid in any disease of the respiratory system, possessing soothing and healing properties, as well as a healing cure for ailments of the digestive tract. These actions, known since antiquity, have been confirmed by recent scientific studies, along with its mild anti-anxiety action and its anti-inflamatory properties.
It is bacteriostatic, disinfectant, diuretic, stimulant, antianaemic, detoxifier and combats diarrhea. Specifically the essential oil of the malotira, the Cretan variety, is especially helpful in fighting microbes.”
It is antimicrobial, controls the sugar in our body and boost the brain function
Cloves are known to have antioxidant, anti-septic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, warming and soothing properties
So basically, you all have these ingredients in your cupboard. Ok, we realise that you may not have the Greek mountain tea, but it is so easy to order it from here
So onwards for the recipe:
- 1/2 a cup of Greek mountain tea
- 3-4 sticks of cinnamon
- 3 cloves
- 1-2 teaspoons of honey
1. Fill a small pot with two -three cups of water. Bring it to boil. Once boiling, add the Greek Mountain tea first and wait until it gets a nice green colour.
2. Next, add the cinnamon and then add the cloves.
3. Strain the ingredients and serve with the honey, topping up with either a lemon or a slice of apple. Drink while it is hot!
P.S. Apologies for the shot as our camera decided to do last minute “tricks” and not respond to our commands!