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Herbal Recipe

By Dr. Meghan Zech


Immune Support for Winter Wellness


As winter approaches and the inevitability of cold and flu season looms, many to seek effective ways to fortify their immune defenses. Cold and flu bombs are a convenient and proactive approach to supporting immune function and battling the common cold and flu. This pre-made, frozen concoction not only simplifies the process but also offers a quick and potent remedy when you need it most.

Unlocking Nature’s Defense Mechanism:

Crafted from a thoughtful blend of immune-boosting herbs, these cold and flu bombs serve as a formidable ally in the fight against seasonal illnesses. This preparation typically includes a mix of herbs renowned for their antiviral and immune-strengthening properties, such as echinacea, elderflower, ginger, and chamomile.

Quick and Convenient Relief:

The beauty of these frozen elixirs lies in their readiness. Prepared in advance and conveniently stored in your freezer, they offer a swift solution at the first sign of illness. Simply thaw and consume to harness the beneficial compounds that these herbs provide, providing your body with a natural defense boost.

Efficacy + Action of Ingredients:

Echinacea: Known for its immune-boosting properties, echinacea can potentially reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms.

Elderflower: With a strong affinity for the upper respiratory tract, elderflower is celebrated for its ability to inhibit the replication of certain viruses and is a go-to for prevention and early management of the common cold or influenza.

Ginger: With its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, ginger serves as a potent ally in easing symptoms and supporting overall immune health.

Chamomile: Renowned for its anti-inflammatory and nervine actions, chamomile complements the blend by providing a calming and soothing effect while also reducing muscle tension.





  • ¼ inch organic fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dried echinacea root
  • 2 tablespoons dried elderflower
  • 1 tablespoon dried chamomile flower
  • 2 cups filtered or spring water


  • Add ginger, elderflower, and echinacea to a pot, along with 2 cups of filtered water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add in the chamomile, cover the pot again and allow to steep for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Strain out the herbs and reserve the liquid.
  • Using an ice cube tray pour the cold and flu tea into the tray and let it freeze.


When you are feeling under the weather, simply take a Cold & Flu Bomb out of the freezer and place it in a mug. Pour hot water over it to melt it into a delicious and immune supportive drink. Drink 1-2 cups daily at first sign of an illness.

Herbs can be found locally at any of the following locations:

  • The Herbalist, 2106 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115
  • Rainbow Natural Remedies, 409 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
  • Herban Wellness, 103 Lake St, Kirkland, WA 98033