This week's Works For Me Wednesday tip comes to you courtesy of a wonderful friend, the very lovely Lea of Tales From The Labyrinth, who came to my rescue when I was felled by that tiniest of villains, the lowly virus.
So without further ado, I give you "Lea's Mother's Cold Remedy", fresh from a successful run at my house. Brew it up today to give your immune system the boost it needs to fight back.
Place the following in a mug:
- the juice of half a lemon
- one peeled clove of garlic
- one tablespoon of honey
- "as large a pinch of cayenne pepper as you can stand"
Add boiling water and steep for a few minutes.
Drink. Go ahead, drink it. It's surprisingly good. The taste actually grew on me and I continued drinking it for several more days, which I'm sure contributed to the speed at which I managed to kick my cold (well, except for this ridiculous lingering cough, but I think that has more to do with my late in life tendency towards breathing trouble. I should go brew up a mug right now, I'll bet it would help...)