One of which of course is the dreaded cold and flu.
The headaches and/or body aches; runny and/or stuffy nose; cough and/or sore throat; fever and/or chills – not to mention the all time favourite symptom of FATIGUE, can really knock us down when we’re already struggling to function around a life of constant sleep deprivation.
So after a recent trip to a health retreat (yes I know you’re very jealous), I managed to pick up this awesome tea recipe, appropriately called – ‘Cold and Flu Tea’. If you’re feeling run down and beginning to feel the onset of a cold or flu, I certainly recommend you give it a go.
Cold and flu tea
3 garlic cloves
5cm (2 inch) piece of fresh ginger
1 cinnamon stick
juice of 4 lemons
2 ginger tea bags
1 tablespoon honey
Bring 2 litres (70 fl oz/8 cups) of water to the boil in a pan. Finely chop the garlic, ginger and cinnamon in a food processor and then add to the boiling water.
Add the lemon juice, ginger tea bags and honey. Boil for 5 minutes and then strain before serving.
Note: If the tea is too strong for your taste, you can add more water. Makes 2 litres (70 fl oz/8 cups).
Of course nothing helps cure a common cold more easily than getting plenty of rest. So if the dreaded lurgy has taken a strong hold, it’s time to put yourself first – even if it does mean staying in bed all day.
P.S – Don’t forget to let me know what you think of the tea!