Monday, January 16, 2012
Give your cold some Tea
We're a bunch of sickies at this house right now. Everyone's having some sort of cough and runny nose. Tis' the season I guess. This is our first cold of the winter, so I think we're doing pretty good. This is something we've been having a lot of this week.
(it's for a cold, it's not actually cold)
2 cups water
4-6 cloves of garlic
honey and lemon juice to taste
-just boil the water and garlic together a few minutes until the garlic is soft and mushy. Strain out the garlic and add honey and lemon juice.
O.K. so, that's the base recipe, but I hardly ever do that. Here are some other things you can put in there to help your cold.
Anise seed - relieves coughs
Ginger - breaks up congestion
Thyme - antimicrobial, good for relieving respiratory infections.
Onions - breaks up congestion
You can put any or all of those things in your tea. It tastes good as long as you have enough honey. It feels just like a good cup of Neo Citron.
This post has been shared at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.