Bay leaves are full of Vitamin C, A, iron, potassium, etc. etc. They are good for the body overall. Add that with rosemary –– which is an anti-inflammatory agent –– slippery elm, used as a remedy for sore throats, fevers, and sore throats, and you’ll be kicking your sickness out of your body within days.
I decided to bring the following natural ingredients below to a vigorous boil –– including bay leaves, rosemary, and slippery elm –– while I was under the weather.
- 3-4 Rosemary Stems
- 10 Bay Leaves
- 2 Large Pieces of Ginger Root
- 1 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon of Slippery Elm Powder
- Water (can vary based on the size of the pot)
Sometimes I drink it cold with ice because it’s a refreshing, herbal taste, but having it warm is just as good. Sip, sip!