It's that time of year again. Sore throats, runny noses, allergies, you name it! I love autumn and winter, just not all of these nasty things that come with it. In order to get a jump on sick season, I've compiled a list of some of my favorite homemade tea recipes that can help you get back on your feet faster. Plus, it's all natural so there is no need to fuss with medicine that might make you drowsy or nauseous. Here are my five favorite teas :) 1. Immune Boosting Tea Elderberries are a well known immune booster, but rosehips are a lesser known one! Rich in Vitamin C, rosehips contain 40 times more vitamin C than lemons! - 1 part dried elderberries - 1 part rosehips - ¼ part cinnamon chips - ¼ part ginger root 2. High-C Immune Boosting Tea This tea is great year around and even tasty over ice! Hibiscus with its lovely tart flavor and pretty red coloring, is rich in vitamin C, helping to boost your immunities. I really love to make this tea and serve it as a tea-lemonade! - 1 part hibiscus - 1 part rosehips - ½ part lemongrass - ½ part lemon peel - ¼ part cinnamon chips 3. Headcase Headache Relief Tea This tea is great for relieving headaches, easing tension, calming nausea, and even for helping aid in sleep. - 1 part basil leaf - 1 part lemonbalm - ¼ part chamomile - ¼ part lavender 4. Sore Throat Tea Sore throats really benefit from an addition of honey and lemon juice to the tea! If you can stand it, the addition of a dash of cayenne pepper is also extremely beneficial at soothing a sore throat and helping to open up the sinuses. - 1 part sage leaf - ½ part licorice root - ¼ part cinnamon chips - ¼ part ginger root 5. No Nausea Tea This tea is great for nausea, upset stomach, and indigestion. - 1 part lemonbalm - 1 part chamomile - 1 part peppermint leaf - ½ part dill leaf and seed Directions Combine herbs in a bowl and store in a sealed container when not in use. To Serve Tea – In a glass quart jar, pour boiling water over 4-6 Tablespoons herbal tea, filling the jar to the top. Allow to steep covered for 30-45 minutes. Strain herbs and enjoy! Be sure to take the time to breath in the steamy vapors of your medicinal tea while you are sipping it! You can refrigerate your excess infusion and heat it up to drink later.