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Winter Immune - i - Tea

Feeling a bit under the weather? This recipe will help greatly and taste pretty good:

  • Juice of some citrus for some serious vitamin C. Grapefruit, orange, limes and lemons. Find your own proportions, I like 1 of each but 2 lemons.
  • 3 inches of ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Pinch of cayenne powder for fever and mucous reduction
  • Add ginger, garlic, to a saucepan and bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Strain and add the fresh juice, cayenne and clover honey.

This concoction has evolved over two decades of motherhood and doctorhood. It is tried and true. If you are really feeling bad, add a bit of apple cider vinegar and an extra pinch of cayenne pepper. If there is lung congestion, use a base of very hot black tea as it is a great bronchodilator.

 

 

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