Since I started working from home I pretty much stopped getting sick. I still get the occasional cold, but not nearly as often as I used to when I was taking public transportation every day. When I do get sick you’ll find me with my head over a bowl of steaming water and Olbas oil, and a cup of this tea in my hand. The tea recipe comes from one of the oldest and most used books in our home, The New Age Herbalist; a book that has saved me many trips to the doctor. If nothing else this is a very pleasant tasting tea, great for a cold winter’s day.
Cold Remedy Tea (makes 2 cups or 480ml)
Note: If possible, use organic ingredients. If you want to make enough to last for several days, increase the amounts and keep the strained tea in the refrigerator, reheating as you need it.
1 oz. (30g) fresh ginger sliced (no need to peel it)
1 stick cinnamon, broken into pieces
1 teaspoon (5ml) coriander seeds
1 slice lemon
2 cups (480ml) water
Honey to sweeten
Put all the ingredients save the honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Strain the liquid and sweeten with honey.
Drink at the first signs of chill or sore throat.