Yesterday my son woke up with a terrible cold and flu. He was barely able to sit up in bed and I thought, “Oh my dear, this is going to be a bad one”.
Our plan for the day was for Luke to work with my husband and my daughters and I were going to attend a sewing/quilting circle at a friend’s house. I decided to drop the girls off and come back home to tend to my sick son. My friend Diane, who was hosting the event told me about an herbal remedy she and her family used a couple weeks ago and said it worked wonders. So she sent me home with the recipe, the herbs and an herbal tincture for the achiness. I made the herbal tea and gave it to Luke immediately. I could not believe what happened. Minutes after giving him the herbal tincture his achy bones where not in pain any more. By evening, after giving him a total of 3 cups of this tea throughout the day, he was up, eating, talking, laughing… like he always does, and a little nasal congestion and a red nose was all that was left.
Here is the recipe I used:
Wort St. John’s
½ tsp Elderberry Flowers
Pinch of sage
1 cup of hot water
Steep all 3 ingredients in the hot water for 20 minutes covered.
I added a little honey
~ Christa ~
Note: Please exercise caution when using herbal remedies. The recipe in this blog post is not a recommendation or a prescription. Check with your healthcare provider or professional herbalist before trying this or any other herbal remedy.