5 Infusions to Combat the Onset of Cold Winter Days

November &… Cold!

Herbal tea with lemon

For All Saints’ Day, cloak and gloves

Guns N’ Roses sang “It’s hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain”, and indeed November is the month when cold and rainy weather makes us feel a little lazier.

And, as our body adjusts to the chances in temperature, we are often prone to catch colds or the flu. Here is how to fend them off, also thanks to the vitamin C in lemon juice.

Lemon juice perfectly pairs with all herb-based infusions. You should also try its sweeter version, Limmi Sweet & Sour, to perfectly enhance the taste of any herbal tea or decoction. So, which grandma’s remedy do you rely on?

  Infusion for Coughs

Mix together 2 pinches of thyme, 2 of mellow, 2 of mint, and 1 pinch of basil. Let the herbs steep in boiling hot water for 5 minutes. Filter, and sweeten the tea with 1 tablespoon of honey and 3 teaspoons of Limmi lemon juice. Drink 3 cups a day, after meals.

   Infusion for Fever

Place 20 eucalyptus leaves in 1 liter of boiling hot water. Filter, then stir in 4 tablespoons of Limmi Lemon and 1 tablespoon of honey. We recommend drinking at least 2 cups of this infusion per day.

  Infusion for phlegm

Chop 5 g of sage leaves, and add them to one cup of boiling hot water, flavored with 5 tablespoons of Limmi lemon juice.  Filter, and drink the infusion first thing in the morning, and at night before going to bed.

  Infusion for influenza

Add 1 tablespoon of dried calendula flowers to hot water. Filter it, let it cool, and drink it 2 times a day on an empty stomach, after adding in 2 tablespoons of Limmi lemon juice.

  Infusion for pharyngitis

Steep 40 g of dry chestnut leaves in one liter of water for about 15 minutes.  Filter , add 5 tablespoons of Limmi Lemon juice, and gargle with it 4 times a day.