One of the teas that have become a staple in my kitchen is Pau D’Arco. It is bark that comes from a tree that grows in Argentina and Brazil. The tree is known as taheebo and does not develop fungus growth due to a chemical it contains called, lapachol. Through the years I have struggled through frequent cycles of candida. Candida flourishes in acidic systems (as does degenerative diseases) so much of my eating has now centered on creating a more alkaline system.
I take a heaping tablespoon with 2 cups of water and simmer it for 20 minutes in a glass pot. You can adjust to taste how strong or light you like the tea. I like mine strong.
How do you beat down the cold or flu?