Here is a Winter time tea blend I introduced at our herb group meeting last night. I thought readers might be interested in trying it. Your thoughts are welcome! It contains Licorice and Cinnamon that are sweet but don't cause a spike in blood sugar. AND each has anti-viral properties as well. Drink throughout the winter months to create and maintain vitality!
DEEP IMMUNE TONIC tea blend
1 part Astragalus c/s
1 part Licorice root c/s
1/2 part 14 mushroom blend from Mushroom Harvest: http://www.mushroomharvest.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=201
1/2 part Elder berries
1/4 part Rhodiola rt c/s
1/4 part Cinnamon chips (or powder if you can't get)
To decoct, add 1 teaspoon of herbs to 1 cup water in a stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover and turn heat down to simmer for 15 minutes. Drink 1 cup AM and PM from October to April. It's a good idea to make enough to last 2 days in refrigerator.