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4 teaspoons chopped echinacea leaf
4 teaspoons elder flower
4 teaspoons yarrow flower or leaf
3 cups purified water
2 teaspoons peppermint leaf
½ teaspoon stevia leaf (optional), for sweetness
1. Place the echinacea, elder, and yarrow in a saucepan. Add the water and simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Remove from the heat, add the peppermint and optional stevia, and steep the entire mixture, covered, for 10 minutes. Strain and compost the herbs.
3. Drink up to 3 cups daily. You can make a larger batch and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
This article was adapted from Grow It Heal It and originally appeared on Rodale News.