I succumbed to a bit of a cold this week (it happens to everyone!) and so I made this concoction of all the natural healing foods I knew that would help a cold and it felt great. It’s super easy with just five ingredients and you’ll see just how amazing natural ingredients can be to help relieve cold symptoms. Try to make it as spicy as you want to really clear everything up!
1-2 slices lemon
1 inch ginger, cut up into small pieces or grated
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
Freshly brewed, hot filtered water
Method: Put all the ingredients into a cup and pour the hot water over it. Let steep for five minutes before sitting back and enjoying the tea.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and fight off colds
Ginger fights viruses, has mild analgesic effects and is great for digestion
Garlic has anti-bacterial properties
Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory spice that acts as a decongestant
Cayenne Pepper clears up the sinus passages