As the seasons shift or at the onset of a cold or flu, we brew a simple root tea to build our immune support. Burdock root is known to be a blood purifier and detoxifier. Ginger is a well-known root for reducing inflammation, calming stomach trouble, and aiding blood circulation. Cinnamon (especially Ceylon cinnamon) tea is a beautiful grounding tea that is rich in antioxidants and has many purifying attributes. These flavors can be mixed or brewed individually.
1 burdock root, unpelled, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch (2.5-cm) pieces
1 teaspoon wildflower honey
In a small saucepan, combine the burdock root and 3 cups (720 ml) water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 7 to 10 minutes.
Strain the tea and discard the pieces of burdock root. Pour the tea into mugs and stir in the honey to finish.
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