Garlic Garlic is used both for chronic and acute diseases. It has both tonic and alterative properties. Take 3-5 fresh cloves per day; taken raw in food, or in capsules.

Licorice Licorice is one of the most widely used medicinal plants. The chief medicinal action of licorice is as a demulcent and emollient. Its soothing and anti-allergy properties make it excellent in throat and chest complaints and it is a very common ingredient in throat pastilles and cough mixtures. View/Buy licorice root

Nettle Nettle leaves are a blood builder often used as a spring tonic and to treat anemia and poor circulation. They contain both iron and vitamin C, which aids iron absorption. It acts as a light laxative and diuretic (possibly due to its high potassium content). Drink as a tea.   View/Buy Stinging Nettle

Echinacea - Allergy Tea

½ tsp each Echinacea root and marshmallow root, 1 tsp chamomile, 2 cups water, ½ tsp peppermint leaf, ¼ tsp ginger

Combine water, Echinacea and marshmallow in a saucepan and simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and add remaining ingredients. Steep for 15 minutes, then strain out herbs. 

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