Immune Boosting Herbal Tea

Immune Boosting Herbal Tea

Every time I start to get sick, feel flat, have a sore throat, a cough or anything where I may end up in bed, I make myself this drink. My mum is a naturopath and created the simple mix of sage, lemon and thyme for when I’ve got a cold. I sip on it throughout the day and let is soothe my throat.

I’ve added some ginger to it as I love it and know that it’ll only compliment the rest of the healing ingredients. Before I became vegan, I used to use organic raw honey for this tea. Now I normally swap it for rice malt syrup or maple syrup. There are also honey alternatives; I personally love this one because of all the beneficial ingredients and the flavour combination works well.

Sage is great for sore throats, so if you have a stubborn sore throat, put some sage in warm water and gargle it. You can also sip on it as a tea, but works better if you gargle it for the sore throat.

Thyme is great for a cough. I love the addition of fresh thyme in the tea as it’s very soothing. It’s also anti-fungal and helps to boost your immunity – hence the tea being called an immune boosting herbal tea. So thyme isn’t only good in your dinner, it’s great in your warming drinks as well.

Immune Boosting Herbal Tea
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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

7 minutes


Immune Boosting Herbal Tea


  • 5 fresh sage leaves, ripped in half
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs, around 5-7 cm long
  • 3 cm knob of ginger, sliced
  • 2 cups (500ml) boiling water
  • 2 tsp sweetener of your choice


  1. Add all ingredients (besides sweetener) into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Pour into cups through strainer and stir in the sweetener.
  3. If you like, you can add a slice of lemon and a sprig of thyme into the drink to pretty it up!
  4. Drink while warm.

It has a good hit of lemon, so if you don’t like too much lemon, you can always start with half of what is in the recipe and increase it from there. I love how nice and strong it comes out. Makes you feel like it’s really doing something!

Immune Boosting Herbal Tea

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  • Aneta 01/06/2019 Reply

    Delicious, easy to drink and calming. Thanks for the recipe.

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