Add all ingredients to small glass or glass/metal medicine cup and drink 3-4 times per day (with meals), as needed for sickness, allergies, or cold/flu prevention. Stop if it bothers your stomach.
NOTES: Oregano essential oil is HOT. It can burn your lips or skin. Be careful not to let it touch your lips if possible. For adults, start with 1 drop oregano oil until you see how you tolerate this.
*Do not give this to children.
ALL essential oils can be purchased at wholesale cost through my ONLINE STORE. Never ingest store-bought essential oils unless you are CERTAIN they are safe to ingest. They MUST BE 100% pure to take them orally. Learn more about the quality of Nature's Sunshine Products at the ONLINE STORE link above.
The quickest way to make this tea is by using the 1/2 tsp of Pau d' Arco EXTRACT + 1.5 cups of hot water. If you have/prefer the bulk tea, simply follow the directions on the Pau d' Arco bulk tea container. If I'm using bulk tea, I make a big batch to have on hand for the week. Store it in the refrigerator and heat only what you need. Do not use a microwave for re-heating. It kills all the medicinal benefits of any food or herb.
Juice your ginger and add immediately to the hot tea (ginger settles quickly and you don't want to lose the most nutritious part). If I'm feeling sick or run down, I juice a bunch of ginger and store it in the fridge for up to 1 week in a small glass jar so that I can make this tea quickly with the hot water and pau d' arco extract. Be sure to shake the juiced ginger well to dissolve the sediment at the bottom of the jar before adding it to your Immuni-tea.
Heat your mixture on the stove top, as needed. Add the remaining ingredients (lemon, vinegar and honey) to the hot mixture so that the honey dissolves quickly. Stir well and enjoy!
BENEFITS: This tea is a POWERFUL antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-fungal, immune builder, cough suppressant, cancer killer, energy booster, cellular detoxifier, liver cleansing cuppa yum yum!! This recipe is great for any cold/flu/cough/Candida Detox or most other illnesses :)
Yes it is safe for pregnancy or nursing mommies, as well. It's just whole foods & Pau-D' arco tea ;) FOOD is MEDICINE. And God knows what He's doing! It significantly helped me fight off a cold/cough during my pregnancy! It's also ideal for preventing/healing Group B Strep infections in pregnant women ;)
*This tea is spicy! The heat is very soothing to a sore throat but you may want to adjust the amount of ginger to your palate. We like it hot! Use a diluted version for kids.
**Ginger tends to settle quickly to the bottom so you will need to stir as you drink it or you will end up with a very hot/spicy ginger shot at the end.
***This tea is also great at room temp, chilled or iced!
2.5 cups baking soda
3/4 cup coconut oil
3 Tbsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
100 drops Nature's Sunshine Peppermint essential oil
1/4-1/2 cup Nature's Sunshine Xylitol (to taste)
Mix all ingredients in an electric mixer (or a hand mixer) until well combined.
This recipe makes 3 3/4 cups total.
NOTE: To like this product you have to "think different". This product will not lather up like traditional toothpaste. I also recommend using a soft bristle brush so that you do not get too abrasive with your gums. This product has some "grit" to it. I put a little on my toothbrush, brush my bottom teeth, then add more and brush my upper teeth. The baking soda and pink sea salt add essential minerals to keep our teeth, enamel and gums strong. We have gone seriously wrong in what we choose to brush our teeth with. Most commercial products do nothing to feed or re-mineralize our teeth, not to mention the fluoride, chemicals, preservatives and other garbage in most all oral hygeine products.
After I brush, I put 1 drop of Peppermint oil on the back of my hand and lick it off for some extreme minty breath (when I'm not nursing as peppermint can reduce milk production). It's strong, but so so good for you!
NOTE: DO NOT use essential oils orally that you purchase from a health food store. MOST oils/brands are NOT ingestible. YOU MUST know the manufacturer to know if your product is the purest quality & ingestible if you are going to add it to food/drinks. All of my essential oils meet this standard & can be purchased at wholesale cost through my ONLINE STORE. If you do add essential oils to your lemonade, be sure to use a glass pitcher/cup for storing/drinking ;)
Optional: Replace water with 2 cups pau d' arco tea or use 1/2 tsp pau d' arco extract (+ 2 cups water) as your base for more anti-fungal/anti-viral potency/liver & blood cleansing power :)
*Size this recipe up (increase ingredients, to taste) to make a whole pitcher.
Mix all ingredients together in a glass, a jar with lid or a glass pitcher and drink daily, anytime you are sick, if you find you've eaten more carbs/sugar and Candida overgrowth symptoms are returning, or to help with bowel movements, skin, digestion, energy, etc.
Use more sweetener or less lemon/vinegar if it's too tart. Use more water if it's too strong. If you ever get heartburn from it, use less vinegar. Don't be scared to experiment with the right blend of ingredients for YOU and YOUR family. Keep it simple. Make a pitcher for your whole family to enjoy!!
NOTE: If you are brand new to reducing sugars in your diet or doing a Candida Detox for the 1st time or don't even know what Candida die -off is, know that if you feel sick (not heartburn, but flu-like or achy or itchy after drinking this) it could be a yeast die-off reaction. That means it's working! If it's too much for you to handle, then slow down by diluting your mixture, drinking less of it, or skipping the pau d' arco until you feel a bit better.