Cold and flu home remedy

Posted on Sat June 1, 2013 in Vaalnest Spa & Health.

This is a simple and proven home remedy for flu. You already have the ingredients in your kitchen!
This tea not only gives relief, but also works on stimulating your immune system and warms you up.
You need:
1) Ginger
2) Lemon juice
3) Honey
Why ginger, lemon and honey?
Well, you probably know that lemon is high in Vitamin C. It is also full of phytochemicals. These are plant constituents that help boost the immune system and much more.
Ginger and honey are also well documented to help the immune system. Stephen Buhner does an incredible job of talking about the virtues of these and other herbs in his book, Herbal Antibiotics.

Ginger tea with lemon and honey
Here’s what you do: (you may need to experiment with amounts to get the taste that suits you)
1. Fill up your teakettle and get it boiling.
2. Meanwhile, grate a one-inch piece of fresh ginger root.
3. Get a thermos out. I have a quart thermos I use.
4. Put the ginger in the thermos.
5. Put a dash of lemon juice in the thermos. A dash is about 4 tablespoons. Actually, it’s less of a dash and more of a small splash. :)
6. Add a dash of honey as well. A dash in this case is about three tablespoons. Hey, a dash means something different to all of us. Basically, add the honey to taste.
7. When your water is boiled, pour it in the thermos.
8. Cover it up and let it sit for 20 minutes.
9. Strain into a tea cup and enjoy!
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