Health / Natural Remedies / Vegan

Penicillin Tea

I recently heard of a tea that is called “Nature’s Penicillin”. It is supposed to boost the immune system, either as a prevention against sickness or as a remedy. I’m not sure where the recipe originated, so I cannot give credit. It has pine needles in it, which are said to have lots of vitamin c (more than oranges ??). Garlic and onion are good fighters of those sick germs.

The flavor is not bad. If you don’t use the peppermint oil, it tastes strongly of grapefruit with a little pine and garlic flavor. I’m sure the more you cut up the garlic the stronger the flavor, but try not to go too easy on the garlic and onion, since they do a good job of fighting sicknes and infection. If you don’t have one or two ingredients, just put together what you do have. It’s pretty easy to make.

Get your stock pot ready!

3 grapefruit
2 lemons
2 onions
2 garlic bulbs (bulbs not cloves)
pinch of cayenne pepper (to taste, optional)
1/2 t. peppermint or eucalyptus oil (optional but recommended)
1 t. goldenseal and/or echinacea (optional but recommended)
1 c. fresh pine needles (optional)
8 c. water

Cut grapefruit and lemons and squeeze juice in pot, then put peels in too. Chop onion into medium size pieces. Finely chop garlic. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover, and simmer 10 minutes.

FOR SICKNESS:
ONE RECIPE IS FOR ONE PERSON FOR ONE DAY. Drink 1/2 cup of the liquid every half hour.

FOR PREVENTION:
drink as often as you want

CAUTION: do not use grapefruit if you are on statins (medications for cholesterol), use oranges instead if you are not diabetic.

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