December 23, 2012

The 4 Ingredient Tea that Always Kicks My Colds.

 Colds during the holidays are no fun.

I’ve been sick all week, but once I started doing this faithfully again, my cough started to subside. This falls under one of those “yeah, the science is there to explain why, but it just really helps me feel better” sorts of things.

Step 1.

A heaping tablespoon of local honey.

Step 2.

The juice of one lemon

Step 3.

Some cayenne. A few shakes or more if you can take it.

Step 4.

A slice of raw ginger

The combination of warming spices, warming and soothing honey and astringent, sour lemon work better than anything I’ve ever tried to get rid of winter colds.

Add hot water and keep repeating until that cough and cold are gone!



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BmH Nov 7, 2014 12:44pm

Is it ok to drink while pregnant and/or breastfeeding?

Valerie Oct 27, 2014 11:12am

I make a version of this tea (just add turmeric) when I'm sick or feeling like I'm coming down with something. It's a life saver! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Melanie Sakowski Mar 3, 2014 2:03pm

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