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FLU Fighting Tea


Flu season is here and it sucks for everyone. But it sucks even more if you are a parent of a sick child because it means in addition to your regular day job, you now also have to take on the roles of doctor, nurse, made-to-order chef, cleaner, massage therapist, entertainer, and butler. Plus, if your immune system isn’t up to par, or you just get worn down from taking care of the kids all day and all night, you may end up under the weather yourself.

Of course, there are things you can do to protect yourself from getting sick. Like getting the flu shot (ouch!), washing your hands regularly, supplementing with vitamin D, and of course, staying away from anyone who is sick! But, if despite your best efforts, you or your kids happen to succumb to a nasty bout of the cold or flu anyway, shuffle your way into the kitchen and whip up a batch of this yummy recipe which will have you back on your feet in no time flat!

Flu Fighting Tea

Serves: 2 Prep Time: 5 mins Cooking Time: 15 mins


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2-inch slice off fresh ginger
  • 5 to 6 cardamom pods
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp raw honey, or more to taste
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • a pinch of cayenne (optional)


  1. Add the water, cinnamon stick, ginger, cloves, cardamom pods, turmeric and cayenne (if using) to a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heath and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Strain, the stir in honey and lemon juice and serve


Michelle Vodrazka
Owner, PRO Trainer, Nutritionist

Michelle Vodrazka is an internationally recognized personal trainer, fitness instructor, nutritionist, with over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She is a national fitness competitor and best-selling author of three healthy eating cookbooks.