Fight the Flu Season Naturally

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.

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Health Benefits:

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!

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