I like to think that all of the vitamins I take before bed will guard me from the flu season, and for the most part I tend to be right. That is, until my husband gets sick and passes her germ flu symptoms to me. Next thing I know I am sniffling, coughing and completely lethargic.
I recently discovered a new homemade tea brew that I would like to share with you. It’s not your regular sweet tea, mind you; actually, it’s more on the savory side. As a kid my mother used to brew onion tea with honey for our coughs. This is where I got the idea. Instead of onions, I decided to brew a combination of Turmeric, garlic, lemon and honey for my cold symptoms. Sounds gross, right? Well, surprisingly enough, it’s not too bad.
Turmeric is known to many cultures as the “healing spice.” It is an anti-inflammatory and is often used for colds and as a cough suppressant, stomach aches, and for skin conditions for it’s anti-microbrial benefits.
Garlic is an immune booster and is packed with anti-oxidants.
Lemon is used for respiratory ailments and fevers.
Honey is a natural cough suppressant, and helps with any upper respiratory infections.
Here is the Recipe:
1 Tbsp Turmeric
The juice of half a lemon
2 Garlic cloves
Local Honey to add some sweetness
2 cups of hot water (liquid cups)
Here’s to your health and to helping your body fight off those germs!