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Kitchen Medicine: How to Make “ImmuniTEA” At Home

  • Published on: 10 November, 2020
  • Last update: 10 November, 2020

Remember how back in March & April, you couldn’t find toilet paper anywhere? (Kinda traumatizing tbh — I learned my lesson and now have a 2020 stash).

Well, it turns out the herb and supplement shelves were empty too after we all panic-bought Vitamins C-Z. During a time when it was nearly impossible to get prepackaged herbs and formulas, the OO community on Instagram turned to research on common kitchen herbs and foods that can help nourish our immune systems, and inhibit the secondary bacterial pathogens (like Prevotella) that can sneak into the lungs and become “opportunistic” when your defenses are down. Because so many of you couldn’t just whip up a tincture in your kitchen, we began making “immunitea” with onion, orange peel, ginger, rosemary, cinnamon, clove, and more to support the lungs.

Ingredients (any of the following, whatever you have on hand!):

  • Onion
  • Orange peels
  • Rosemary
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Fennel Seeds (optional if you have nausea)

Remember: it’s okay if you don’t have every single ingredient on hand; the goal is to make “kitchen medicine” with what you have available. Even if you only have orange peels or ginger, you will still make a very potent and supportive tea. Throw everything into a pot as shown above, bring to a boil, then lower and simmer covered for 15-20 minutes. You can leave this on a low heat throughout the day and continue to refill your cup and sip as you remember.

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3 Comments

Gloria

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I love you, all you writing and post. Thanks for teaching to all. Buenisino y productivo

Mary Wagner

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What is the shelf life of the immunitea?

Susana

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Thank you Olivia for sharing the “ImmuniTEA at home “. I was wondering how much water should I add to the pot?

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