Try this simple Lemon-Ginger tea recipe during the colder months to alleviate cold and flu symptoms and help protect your body from external pathogens.
4 oz. sliced ginger root
3 TB lemon juice (freshly squeezed if possible)
2-3 tsp honey
a dash of cayenne pepper (optional if spice is well tolerated)
Add sliced ginger to 3-4 cups of water in a pot.
Bring to boil and them cover the pot and simmer on low-medium heat for 20 mins. Turn off the heat and allow the decoction to sit for another 5 - 10 minutes. In a mug, pour ~8 oz. of the ginger tea decoction and stir in lemon juice, honey and a dash of cayenne pepper.
Drink once a day for preventative health or 2-3 times daily at the onset of cold or flu symptoms (omit cayenne pepper if you have digestive issues or are sensitive to hot spices.)
Enjoy and stay healthy!
Isabel Martinez, L.Ac.