Super Immune Building Chi
What can we do to help our kids as they head back to the classroom with more exposure to germs and illness?
How can we help their bodies transition from the warm dry summer, through the cool damp autumn and into cold winter?
This year, start the chai early – using it as a fall tonic to nourish our immune systems and to warm our bodies on chilly fall days.
Most often chai is made with strong black tea, but I am not interested in that large dose of caffeine and make mine with Rooibos
(African Red Bush Tea)
Immune Building Autumn Chai Recipe
- 3 1⁄2 cups of boiling water
- 2 Cinnamon sticks
- 1 Tablespoon fresh Ginger, grated (2 Tablespoons Dried)
- 1 whole Nutmeg, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Cardamom seed pods
- 5 tongues of Astragulus root (3 Tablespoons Cut & Sifted)
- 1 Tablespoon dried burdock root
- 1 Tablespoon dried dandelion root
- 1⁄2 tsp. whole Cloves
- 1⁄4 tsp. black Peppercorns
- 1⁄2 tsp. Anise seeds
- 1⁄2 tsp. whole Allspice
- 1⁄2 tsp. Echinacea root
Simmer the spices in the water for about 15 minutes. (If you’d like to add black tea, add 1/8 cup after removing from the heat and steep for not more than 3 minutes.) Strain out the herbs, add warmed milk (I suggest at least 1/4 cup) and honey to taste. Enjoy this delicious fall tonic, and the wonderful feeling of giving your kids a tasty, nourishing treat!
PS…It is NOT just for kids…………