Hibiscus contains high levels of vitamin c which helps fight colds and it helps strengthen the immune system. This plant also has an abundance amino acids, fruit acids, vitamins (especially vitamin c), bioflavonoids and other nutrients.
Calendula while best perhaps best known for its topical skin healing properties, is also soothing internal remedy with antimicrobial components; this healing plant gently stimulates the immune system and promotes lymphatic drainage. Calendula petals also have wound-healing properties most likely due to it’s high content of iodine, manganese and carotene, which promote cell regeneration.
Historically chamomile has been used treat many illnesses, from colds to viruses. Studies suggest that chamomile tea helps to boost the immune system by increasing levels of polyphenols (antiviral, antibacterial, anti-cancer properties) in the bloodstream. It is also anti-inflammation and a relaxant.
Ginger is antibacterial, anti-parasitic , and anti-inflammatory and is great for digestion.
The following recipe makes a potent tea that has immune building properties. A small cup a few times a day, everyday or as often as needed will help to give your body the antioxidants it needs to function exceedingly well .
2 lemons + 2 limes washed and cut in half)
1/4 cup Calendula Flowers
1/4 cup Chamomile Flowers
1/4 cup Hibiscus/Sorrel flowers
1/2 cup fresh ginger juice
8-10 cups filtered water
Bring water, lemon and lime to a boil over high heat, until lemons and limes are softened. Remove rinds and reserve. Return to boil and turn off heat. Add calendula, chamomile and hibiscus steep covered for 10 mins. Strain, add ginger and rinds to pot. Serve with raw honey if desired.