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Flu & Cold Wellness Tea

Since winter is setting in, that must mean cold and flu season is here as well. This week, I’m focusing on immune boosting recipes. You don’t need to wait until you’re sick to enjoy these super healthy recipes!

Today we have, Flu & Cold Wellness Tea (AKA: Immune boosting Turmeric Tea)

You will find the video below, and the full recipe HERE.

As always, if you wish to go directly to the recipe, scroll down.

Flu & Cold Wellness Tea

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Equipment: Large pot, strainer, spoon, knife


  • 5 cups of water
  • The yellow peel of 1 lemon use a veggie peeler
  • 2 inch piece of turmeric root cut in thin rounds. No need to peel the skin (can be found at Whole Foods – otherwise use 1 teaspoon turmeric powder)
  • 2 inch piece of ginger cut in thin rounds. No need to peel the skin
  • Tiny pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 crack of black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil optional
  • Raw Honey


  1. Put first 5 ingredients in a pot and bring to a simmer for 7 minutes. (don’t boil. According to, this destroys the nutrients in the turmeric)
  2. Remove from heat and strain.
  3. Allow the tea to cool slightly. Pour into a cup and add the honey.
  4. The remaining tea will keep for up to 3 days.

About Tamara Hoerner (1348 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes โ€œGood, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.โ€ I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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