Jean's Famous Tomato Tea Remedy for Sinus Infections and Congestion

| Modified on Nov 12, 2020

Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Sarah (Asheville) on 11/15/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Wow!! My mom used to make us a similar soup when I was a child when we were sick, but I don't think she added hot sauce! It DOES WORK. I CRAVE tomato sauce and garlic whenever my immune system is fighting a bug, so I am not surprised to read it helped so many people. Can't wait to make this hot sauce version of it..


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Cheryl (Ny) on 09/21/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Alternatives for tomato tea.

Greetings, Having RA especially triggered by tomatos (which I love) I have managed to come up with alternative solutions.

My first line of defense is 1 tbls. 2x a day of collodial silver. coconut oil in my nose and ears. Best thing for respiratory I have found would be Ted's tea made with Mullein and lobelia with maybe a few drops of ceyenne pepper. Lemon and manuka honey warmed in cup of water. Always have the vaporizer with food grade h2o2 going. Spray back of throat with fd. grade h202 and inhale. No flu or colds in 6 years. Used to get bronchitis 2x a year along with husband. Grandchildren have visited with strep at least 4x infecting parents and friends while my husband and I remained healthy.


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Margaret (Sussex) on 09/21/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I have made a version of Jean's Tomato tea for many years for colds with mainly the same ingredients. I love her addition of lemon juice for alkalizing (?). I agree, the more hot sauce or cayenne pepper and garlic you add the better! It is very soothing and breaks up mucus fast. Garlic is great for immune boost.


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Candance (Nebraska) on 09/07/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Julie (Nashville, Tn, Usa) on 06/27/2012 4 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I'm a big fan of Jean's spicy tomato tea, and I just wanted to share this idea. As I like to play around with spices, I recently decided to add some turmeric to this recipe just for the heck of it. Turmeric, among its numerous studied health benefits, has anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties - which fits the whole purpose of the tomato tea. Taste-wise, I think it works well, too. Blessings!


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Marilyn Jones (Wisconsin) on 11/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I made the tomato tea when I caught a cold a few days ago and it definitely helped the general feeling of weakness and also cleared my sinuses really fast. Yummy and medicinal.


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Armadillo17 (Chicago, Il) on 01/28/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Jean thanks so much for this tea! I waited until just before serving to add the lemon because I read somewhere that vitamin C is destroyed by cooking. It relieved my symptoms almost immediately! Fantastic!

Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Michelle (Pampa, Texas) on 10/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I've suffered for the past week with an allergy attack that has now evolved into a sinus infection. Dry, nasty coughing fits that makes people think I'm about to puke; Sore throat; nasal congestion; major sinus pressure; headaches.

I've little to no sleep the past few nights despite using some OTC Sinus med. I refuse to go to the Dr and be put on another antibiotic.

I can across this site early this morning and found the Tomato Tea recipe. Luckily, I had all the ingredients on hand.

After sipping about 6 oz of the tea, I can breathe! I can still feel some pressure in the cavity but this is a MAJOR improvement in a very short time.

I will continue with the Tomato Tea, ACV, probiotics and tons of fluids.

You now have a faithful new follower!!


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Julie (Los Angeles, Ca) on 03/14/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I tried the tomato tea for cold/sinus issues and I am singing hallelujah over here!!!! I had total congestion/sinus pain and only half way through the tea did I begin to experience relief! It's tasty (like a bloody mary) and super simple to make. I've been steaming with and ingesting ACV, as well as mega-doses of Vitamin C (1000-2000 mg/day), and all of those work, but not quite as powerfully or immediately as the tea. I'm a total fan~ will keep this on my regular go-to for anything related to congestion! THANK YOU!


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Carol (Yarmouth, Maine) on 02/27/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I live in Maine and have been suffering from a sinus infection for over a month. I'm on my second antibiotic and have had no relief. I saw this recipe and decided to try it. I used canned tomatoes, chopped garlic from a jar, lemon juice from a plastic lemon, and Tabasco sauce. Since I don't like anything "hot" I used as much as I could. Within 10 minutes of finishing a mug, I am blowing my nose and feel my sinuses crackling. This is amazing. I am very thankful for all the sharing and comments that convinced me to try this!!


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Sunds (Manila, Philippines) on 12/02/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Leslie (South Portland, Me) on 01/15/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Tomato Tea worked wonderfully for my husband's sinus congestion. He had sinus pain and pressure for about a week before we tried this. He did not believe it would work. It tastes good too! Thank you!


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Mohini (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) on 01/05/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I was talking to my daughter and she complained of severe congestion, blocked nose, headache. I searched earth clinic and came across the tomato tea. I gave her the exact measurements and asked her to drink before going off to sleep. She did that and viola, the next day she mailed saying that the sinuses have all cleared! This really works. I have asked her to continue for a few nights more. Its a healthy soup as well!!


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Doug (Calgary, Alberta) on 11/13/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I am 56 and have had 3 months of night time congestion where I wake up several times a night trying to breathe. Otc nasal spray worked great but had to quit that stuff after 3 days (read that it could cause long term problems). Have been doing the neti pot thing every day for a couple of weeks now but with not much night time relief. Found Jean's recipe yesterday and juiced a couple cups worth of home grown tomato juice, 4 garlic cloves, and 1 large whole lemon - added approx. 2 tbl spoons of cayenne hot sauce and 2 cups extra spicy clamato for flavour. Had a hot cup midday and another a couple hours before bed and finally slept good with no congestion all night. I will be drinking tons of this stuff for awhile. Thank you Jean!


Tomato Tea User Reviews
Posted by Jorana83 (Nashville, Tn, United States ) on 11/07/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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!


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