I owe it to Jean to give my feedback and all of you who shared their experiences as well.
It's an astounding 'YES' it worked.
I have allergic rhinitis for about 8 years now. I've always taken synthetic drugs, at first the drowsy antihistamines, then steroid sprays and recently Montelukast. They somehow helped one way or another but it's either I got sleepy or they can't be used for a long term period as maintainance med.
Last month I decided to go natural. It's safer and as effective I thought. I tried a herbal supplement with cinnamon, spanish needles and acerola cherry as main ingredients. It wonderfully worked but unfortunately my body hyper-reacted to it, possibly to cinnamon or to silicon dioxide (preservative), and I got itches and rashes and had to stop.
I searched for other natural alternatives and found garlic, which eventually led me here. I tried it today 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup in the afternoon. I noticed the clearing effect in my sinus around 30mins after I finished the whole cup. My sinus felt lighter. From 1-10, 1 being the lowest effect (clearing of sinus) and 10 the highest, I'd rate it 9.5). Same results when I drank in the morning and in the afternoon. Indeed my voice sounded better too when I sang!
I used tomato juice, freshly extracted from the wonderful vegetable simmering 7 pcs of them in 2 glasses of water. I have allergy to orange and lemons so I used Calamansi about 6 pcs (about 2-3 Tbsp). I used 2 red hot chilli peppers instead of hot sauce (although I feel I could bear adding a couple more- this for a person who dislikes spicy). Then 2 Tbsp of honey and 2pinches of salt for flavor (I'm still curious about the Worcestershire sauce).
I was at home today, Sunday. I'm bringing 2 glasses tomorrow at the office, where my allergic rhinitis is usually worse. I hope to give you feedback on what happens tomorrow and the following days.
Thank you very much Jean for sharing this and to all for sharing your experiences as well. This is a great blessing indeed.
Wow, I just tried this because both sides of my nostrils were completely clogged. I actually used progressive tomato soup as the base. It worked immediately. I have ridiculous allergies sometimes and the only medicine that works is claritin d but it makes me crazy sleepy. This worked even quicker without the sleepy side effect.
My 8 y.o. Son had really serious allergy to dust, cat, etc. Before tomato tea he always sounds nasay & breathes thru his mouth day & night. My heart breaks seeing him like that. Bcz I remember suffering like that 1st 20 years of my life too - I had nasal polyps.
Anyway, thanks to EC, he's been on tomato tea for 4 months and finally this couple weeks we noticed that he is not clogged anymore. So many times we also give up then I would come back here to read other people's comments & trod on again. I also give him lots of Vit C, water & varieties of fruits.
Good luck! Don't give up looking for alternatives!
YEA - Tomato Tea
Wow, incredible results in a manner of minutes. I cannot believe how well this works. I have had 6 weeks of allergies and sinus medications and an addiction to Afrin and rebound effect. Cut the afrin today and had 100% blockage on right side. Did the tea and was 90% clear before I was half done with tea. I am completely blown away at results, hope it lasts. How often do you need to drink tea?
One morning I awoke with the symptoms of an allergy attack: runny nose, teary eyes, cough, fatigue, etc. I made the tomato tea remedy using one can of ____ [tomato] juice, 3 tsps chopped garlic, 2 Tbls lemon juice and 1 Tlbs honey and then I microwaved it for one minute. After 2-3 sips, I felt MUCH better. I'm amazed at how quickly it worked. Thank you so much for this site.
I have been taking ACV for my seasonal allergies for a couple of weeks and it has worked wonders. Unfortunately, today I had to clean out our rental property that was filthy with cigarette smoke, dust, pet hair ect... A few hours after I finished, my allergies started acting up and the ACV didn't quite cut it. I can't breath from my nose, and my sinus' are very congested. I tried irrigating, but it didn't really work. I just tried the tomato tea without the lemon because I don't have any in the house and the stores are closed. It really helped while I was drinking it, but as soon as I finished it the congestion came back. I am going to drink some more before I try to go back to sleep. I can't wait to try it with the lemon. I'm going to drink it all day tomorrow. By the way I love the taste! I use raw garlic and cayenne all of the time to fight infections. I've grown accustom to the taste. Thank God for such inexpensive natural remedies!
I have suffered with severe sinus and allergy attacks for many years. I read about tomato juice, garlic, and lemon juice on Earth Clinic yesterday. I tried it this morning. My head is completely clear now. I also started drinking the ACV yesterday. I will let you know the results as soon as I see a difference.
The Tomato Tea receipe from Jean in Franklin,WI is truely amazing. For about the last 10 years around February, my wife will get a very nasty respiratory infection. The medical doctors always diagnose her with sinusitis and bronchitis every year. She gets nagging dry coughs that keep her up all night and sound forceful enough to blow out a lung. They always give her antibiotics,cough supressants,and decongestion medications. It takes weeks for these medicines to work and sometimes she never gets completely over it for about a month. So this February when she got sick again,I immediately started her on Jeans Tomato Tea. This cold really jumps all over her almost overnight and she was so congested she could not smell or taste the garlic for the first 24 hours or so. After sipping the Tomatoe Tea for about 5 days, she was completely clear and free and for the first time in ten years. She DID NOT go to a doctor nor did she have to take any pharmaceutical medications.
All I can say is "thank you" for this recipe.' I've been sick for 3 days with acute bronchitis.' I haven't been able to sleep well, but tonight was the worst. I've been up all night coughing, sneezing, and in pain. I found this recipe with some reservation, as I've taken just about everything you can buy over the counter, but half an hour later I am here to tell you I'm not coughing. I'm not saying I'm "better", but I will be able to go to sleep now. My sinuses quit draining and my chest doesn't even hurt as much. Thanks for the info.
I have been obsessed with this web site since I found it last week. I have a case of bronchitis, usually so bad that it lasts for at least a week, but I'm almost over it now, I believe thaks to EVCO, ACV, and tomato tea. Yesterday I read about the tomato tea. Last night I started coughing and had nasal congestion upon going to bed. I finally got up and did the "pre-made" tomato drink with ACV and tobasco. FINALLY slept! Today though I will add the garlic. Great for soothing the cough as well.
It's the first time I have heard of tomato tea to treat colds, allergic rhinitis, and nasal congestion. I've recently started using ACV for colds but have not seen that much improvement yet. Maybe this tomato tea recipe could help me.
Thanks for providing the alternatives for the original ingredients.
I get a cold at least once a year and when I do it always goes to my lungs and takes about a month to go away.
So when I got a cold last week I tried Jean's Tomato Tea. And within a day my head had cleared up. I drank the tea three times a day for three days and now my cold is basically gone. I always dreaded it when I got a cold. Now I have a way to knock it right out. Thank you!!
I might add, I had just canned tomatoes so instead of using V8. I opened up a jar of tomatoes and put them in the blender with some fresh jalapenos, garlic (I used more than the recipe called for) squirt of lemon juice and some seasonings.
Recently, I came down with a bad cold and very sore throat that I think was brought on by stress - I literally "worried myself sick". I woke up with it on a Wednesday before I was to start a new job the following Monday. This was bad news - I rarely get sick, but when I do get a cold, it's usually miserable and protracted. I turned to Jean's spicy tomato tea, drinking approximately a large coffee-mug-full two to three times a day. (One caveat: I like very spicy foods, and I use a lot more garlic and hot sauce than the recipe calls for! ) I started feeling better right away; my symptoms turned out to be not nearly as miserable as they usually are when I've had a cold; and best of all, by Monday morning I was about 98% recovered and feeling ready to tackle my first day of my new job. It cut my recovery time in half and really eased the symptoms. And this was a month ago and I did not have a relapse - this tea killed the cold virus! :)
I especially appreciate this remedy because I have a highly reactive immune system and have had allergic reactions to at least a couple of OTC cold medications - the upshot of which is that, rather than risk an adverse reaction, I don't take anything other than pain reliever when I'm sick, and just rely on the old methods of rest, lots of fluids, etc. - and spicy tomato tea! My heartfelt thanks for Jean for coming up with this comforting, nutritious and healing concoction.
Nashville, Tn, Usa
What a Godsend! This tomato tea (made with mostly organic ingredients) cleared my cold out in a record 2 days! The only side effect? It makes me sweat. I would assume it's the hot sauce and the heat of the "soup" but I take it as a good sign. I assume my body is sweating out toxins which should continue to help! Thanks so much!
I came home from work early today due to a bad cold. The sinus pressure, congestion and constant drip made me miserable as can be. I found this site while searching for home remedies and tried this recipe for Tomato Tea immediately. I kid you not, after a few sips the congestion is gone and the pressure is much less! I still have half of the tea to drink and am thoroughly enjoying it! For hot sauce, I used Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce and just used a big clove of garlic that I ran through a garlic press. The celery salt is a great touch. My gratitude to Jean!