Several Brazilian states have experienced an increase in cases of influenza caused by the influenza A – H3N2 virus, the same virus that has been increasing in the northern hemisphere of the planet. In these times, betting on a good diet makes a difference to boost immunity and help the body to eliminate disease. Flu tea, for example, is excellent for this. Understand and view recipes:
Can tea treat the flu?
First, it’s worth understanding: No single food can directly fight the disease. This is done by your body’s own defense system, which needs to be strong enough to get the job done. This is where flu teas come in: They tend to have anti-inflammatory properties and substances that contribute to health.
In addition, the vapor from the drink relieves the usual respiratory complaints of the disease , such as coughing, runny nose, phlegm, sore throat, and even shortness of breath. Not to mention that the water it contains fights dehydration.
Flu Tea Recipes
Now that you understand why tea is a true ally, take a look at our recommended preparations:
While the fruit is rich in vitamin C, garlic is a powerful anti-inflammatory.
- 250ml of water
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/2 lemon
- A piece of ginger
- Honey to taste to sweeten (optional).
How to prepare:
I love garlic and the book. Boil water with crushed garlic and ginger in a saucepan. Once it starts to boil, turn off the heat, add the lemon juice, cover the pot and let sit for 3 minutes. Finally, serve the tea in a cup, sweetening it with a little honey if you like.
The root has anti-inflammatory properties in the body.
- 10 grams of ginger root
- 500ml of water
- 1 lemon
How to prepare:
First, peel and chop the ginger. Then put it on the stove and boil it with water for 20 minutes, then filter it and add lemon when you drink it.
Watercress with Honey
The leaf also contains vitamin C, and honey, on the other hand, contains bacteria that actually affect the ability of pathogens to reproduce.
- 1/2 cup. (tea) from the stems and leaves of cress;
- 1 column (soup) honey
- 100 ml of water.
How to Prepare
First, heat the water and turn off the heat when it boils. Then add the cress, cover, and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. Finally, it is filtered, sweetened with honey and drunk lukewarm.
Among the vitamins in its composition, onion tea is especially rich in vitamin A, B6 and vitamin C, which are beneficial for the immune system. In addition, it is full of essential mineral salts for health, such as iron.
- 1 onion
- 1 cup. of the water;
- Honey to taste (optional).
How to prepare
First, remove the skin from the onion, wash it carefully and chop it. Separate a tablespoon of chopped onion. Bring the water to a boil, then add the onion and let it simmer for a few minutes. Finally, wait for it to cool down and then strain and serve with honey.