Winter Sick Day Essentials – Remedies and Tea


winter sick day essentials

Winter Sick Day Essentials

Tis the season for sneezing, coughing, and flu and cold symptoms. How can we combat the cold weather illnesses, restore our health, and feel like ourselves again? Welcome to the ultimate winter sick day essentials guide. You will learn how to make your own homemade tea remedies. Sore throat, be gone!  These magic potions are sure to cure all of your ailments.

Cook up a natural sore throat remedy

To get rid of that pesky cough, check out the Levana Cooks Homemade Natural Sore Throat Remedy. This Turmeric Tea can be whipped up in five minutes, and then you’re good to go! Browse the aisles of your local grocery store for the most natural and pure of ingredients. Add in a Vanilla Bean Levana Nourishments pouch for even more magical healing abilities! This protein-packed pouch gives you the nutrients you need when sick in bed.


  • 1/4 cup turmeric powder
  • 3 tablespoons sage powder
  • 1/4 cup ginger powder
  • 3 tablespoons ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup ground green tea
  • 1/4 cup oregano powder
  • 1/4 cup fenugreek powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne powder: Here’s where I want you to proceed with caution. Some brands are incredibly hot. Start with 2 teaspoons. After you taste your first cup of tea with the mixture, add some cayenne to the mixture if you think you can tolerate more. Cayenne is key in the mixture, so if it’s not brutally hot, more is even better.


Work in the sink, so as not to stain any counter space with the turmeric powder. Keep everything bone-dry: The spoons, the measuring cup, the jar. Place all ingredients in a wide mouth quart glass jar. Mix the contents thoroughly with a spoon, making sure the mixture is thoroughly combined and no lumps remain.

Mix one tablespoon of the mixture with 1 cup boiling water (or hot milk or coconut milk) a little more if it is not too strong for you.  Some of the powder mixture will settle in the bottom of your cup, that’s OK, don’t mix again, leave that part behind. Better yet, put 1 tablespoon mixture in a drawstring tea filter: David’s Tea Filters are my favorite, very easy to order, very inexpensive and hassle-free; you will love them not only for this sore throat remedy spice mixture but for all loose tea leaves. The tea bag gets discarded, and you get a perfectly clear cup of tea.

Drink the tea as is, or sweetened with your favorite sweetener. Store the sore throat remedy spice mixture in a perfectly dry glass jar, and keep it with your spices. Makes about 2 cups.

Next up is a delicious Levana Cooks Ginger Tea Recipe!

Grind 1 pound ginger in a food processor, bring it to a boil with 6 quarts of water, then simmer 10 to 15 minutes. The liquid is very strong, like a ginger tea concentrate. Strain only the amount of liquid you are using into a cup, pressing hard on the solid so as not to lose any of the precious liquid. Add hot water to taste for tea, and drink it as is, or with your favorite sweetener. If you want the ginger tea to be very strong, use about 1 part concentrate and 1 part water. Heat up your tea in a small pot, or in a microwave.  Iced ginger tea is delicious too, just add water and ice, and sweetener to taste. A flavorful Mixed Berry Levana Nourishments packet is the perfect addition to this super healthy sick day remedy.

Save the unused portion of tea in glass jars in the refrigerator. The flavor will intensify. Keep straining the part you will be using.

Homemade remedies for the soul

You have the power to cure your seasonal cold the healthy, nutritious, and delicious way. With homemade teas and remedies, you’ll be back on your feet and feeling great in no time. Though you may have just put that tissue box away after cooking up these potions, this winter sick day essentials guide is nothing to sneeze at.

-Talya Hyman

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