If you are one of those always stocking up flu and cold medications before the cold weather sets in, then the time has come to rethink your strategy. Embrace all the remedies that nature gives and combine them to create a powerful flu fighting tea that gives incredible results.
Ginger stimulates circulation and has been used for centuries as a remedy for sore throat. It warms the body and gives you instant cold relief. It has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties and is effective for people experiencing respiratory problems.
Lemon has citric acid and bioflavonoids that boost immunity and fight infection and is an excellent source of Vitamin C. Regular consumption of lemon helps you stay healthy and protects you from many ailments. It is widely known as strong natural antiseptic and when combined with ginger helps with sinuses.
Ginger-lemon combination was traditionally used by many ancient cultures to relieve symptoms accompanied by flu, cold and infections. Most common symptoms included runny nose, fever, cough, chills, sneezing, muscles aches, mild tiredness, headache etc.
Cinnamon is considered as a “wonder spice” when it comes to flu and cold treatment. Using cinnamon as part of warm drinks significantly reduces cold and flu effects.
The preparation of this tea is always recommended as a prevention of common cold or as a remedy to help your body get rid of flu fast and effectively.
- a thumb of ginger
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
- 2 cups water
Put the water in a teapot and bring it to boiling point. Then add the grated ginger and the cinnamon. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Put it aside until it cools a bit ( but not completely). Strain the mixture, squeeze the lemon and stir well. Drink immediately.
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