Immune Strong Tea for Children
This tea is formulated for little bodies in need of extra immune support. It can be taken daily and more frequently at the first sign of a cold.
Tulsi Leaves, Elder Blossoms, Echinacea Purpurea Leaves, Astragalus Root, Spearmint Leaves
Approximately 8-10 servings per ounce.
Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
Also known as holy basil, tulsi is a sacred plant in the Hindu religion. In Sanskrit, tulsi means “beyond compare.” It is immunomodulating so it helps bring the immune system back into balance. It is also an antiviral that helps ward off infections and a nervine, so it fosters feelings of being calm and grounded while helping the mind and body better handle stress.
Elder Blossoms (Sambucus nigra)
Elder blossoms are an important antiviral herb that is well-suited to work against flu viruses. They are also antimicrobial, so they kill or inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms in the body.
Echinacea Leaves (Echinacea purpurea)
This detoxifying and immune-stimulating herb is the gold standard for naturally eliminating cold, flu and upper respiratory infections while supporting the healing process. It is used by western herbalists to detoxify organ systems, especially the lymphatic system, lower blood glucose levels, lower blood pressure, and help with tooth and gum disease.
Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceus)
Astragalus is a darling in Western herbalism and Traditional Chinese medicine. It’s an adaptogen, so it protects the body from the impact of stress, while having antiviral and antimicrobial properties. It’s an immunomodulator, so it acts on the immune systems for longer periods of time and has a balancing rather than stimulating effect on the body. As a tonic, astragalus can be taken on a regular basis to bring our immune systems back into balance.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
Spearmint is calming and soothing, and particularly good for children. It’s included in this blend to harmonize flavors.
Place one teaspoon or tablespoon of herbs into your tea infuser for every cup of water. You can add more herbs to make a stronger tea.
For optimum flavor and results, you’ll want to use distilled or spring water.
Heat water to just before boiling and pour over your herbs.
Let your herbal blend steep for 5-7 minutes then enjoy.
For optimum flavor and results, use distilled or spring water.
You can add more herbs to make a stronger tea.
Loose leaf herbs can be reused on the same day. The flavor profile will change, but many people prefer the second or third brew!
Herbs work best when they are taken consistently over time. For this blend, giving it to your little ones for at least three consecutive days is recommended.
Ages 2-4: 2 teaspoons of tea
Ages 4-7: 1 tablespoon of tea
Ages 7-11 years: 2 tablespoons of tea
11+: As needed
Use within 2 years
If your child has a medical condition or takes medications, please consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Do not use during pregnancy or lactation without the advice of a healthcare practitioner. These descriptions are for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.