Tomato Tea, A Natural Cold and Flu Remedy

This tea really works! You can literally feel your sinuses opening up. It’s an immune booster so even if you’re not sick drink this when others around you are sick. You might not even get sick! Make sure you drink this throughout the day for maximum benefits.

You can still make this cold remedy even if you don’t have the exact ingredients! Don’t have garlic cloves? No problem substitute garlic powder or garlic salt instead. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon in the recipe in place of the bottled lemon juice. If you want to add more ingredients such as Worcestershire sauce and celery salt go for it, now you have a Bloody Mary mix. It is all good for kicking colds, flu and sinus infections to the curb.

Here are the reasons why this tea works so well:

Tomatoes Are Rich In Antioxidants

Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, especially lycopene and vitamin C. Vitamin C has been shown time and again to be one of the most critical antioxidants in our bodies for supporting a healthy immune system. Antioxidants help prevent cellular damage which in turn slows the aging process and fights disease.

Lycopene plays an important role in limiting oxidative damage within your body, which in turn can give your immune system a much needed boost.

Garlic Is a Natural Antimicrobial

Garlic is a powerful antibiotic, antiviral and anti-fungal, it also doesn’t destroy your good bacteria. The more garlic you incorporate into your dishes the healthier you will be. Roasted garlic is delicious!

Lemon Juice And Hot Peppers Dissolve Mucus

Lemon juice is an amazing cleansing agent, especially for the liver and kidneys. Lemon juice also dissolves mucus and it is an immune system booster with a healthy dose of vitamin C and quercetin.

Chili peppers or hot sauce has capsaicin which gives chili peppers their spicy heat and is another natural antibiotic and anti-fungal. It is also a pain reliever that can help with a nasty sore throat and body aches.

Use any hot sauce or even ground cayenne pepper to enjoy the healing properties of capsaicin. Like lemon juice, capsaicin is especially good at dissolving mucus.

Tomato Tea Recipe


  • 2 cups tomato or vegetable juice
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • A few drops or more of a vinegar based hot sauce


  • Heat the tomato juice on the stove or in a microwave until steaming hot
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients
  • Add as much hot sauce as you can handle
  • Sip slowly for best results, allowing it to sit in the back of your throat and breathing in the aroma to penetrate sinus congestion

That good steam and warm liquid will soothe your nose and throat while the garlic, lemon, vinegar, and hot pepper boost your immune system.

Keep drinking the tomato tea even after symptoms have passed to make sure the infection is completely gone. This tea is great any time of the year, even when you’re not sick! Try to use organic ingredients if possible.


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