Ginger Tea (Version 1)


      o 1 inch / 2.5 cm piece ginger root, peeled
      o 2 cups cold water
      o 1/2 t cayenne pepper (or to taste)
      o 2 T lemon juice
      o Sweetener to taste
      o 1-2 cloves garlic, mashed 

Grate peeled ginger root. Put it in a pot with 2 cups of cold water, bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add cayenne pepper (more or less to taste) and simmer 1 minute more. Remove from heat.

Add fresh lemon juice, sweetener to taste, and mashed garlic. Let cool slightly, and strain if desired.

I’m dealing with a cold right now, and I found this tea recipe that makes the sore throat/congestion better until you can ward off the cold for good.

Stolen from Dr. Weil’s website.