Hibiscus Flowers - for flavor.
Nettle leaves - immune boosting properties, blood builder and purifier, rich in vitamins and minerals, whole body tonic.
Rosehips - high source of vitamin C and helps to fight infection, also adds flavor.
Fresh Ginger - moves blood, activates the brain and protects the immune system. (you could also use dried ginger just cut the amount in half)
Raw Honey (not an herb, I know, but a great ingredient) - I love to use raw honey to sweeten my teas because it not only makes them more palatable it adds its own set of healing benefits including; anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, immune boosting and soothing for sore throats.
1 part hibiscus flowers
1 part nettles
1 part rosehips
1/4 part ginger root
Mix all the herbs together and keep stored in a container. I keep a quart jar of this mix ready to go, although tonight I am down to my last couple of teaspoons - good thing I just made an order from Bulk Herb Store because they are having a sale!
I make a quart of tea at a time (except for tonight:)) and sip it throughout the day. Sipping on your tea over an extended period of time is the best way to incorporate the medicinal properties into your system. Although tonight I had a tea thief sitting next to me so if I wanted any I had to drink it fast. Follow instructions for making an herbal tea here.
Sweeten with raw honey, then enjoy!