LEMON CAYYENNE THROAT SOOTHER
Mix 1 tsp honey with 1 tsp lemon juice and dash of cayenne pepper. Take like cough syrup. This does not prevent cough, but does relieve throat pain in two ways. First, the honey and lemon coat the throat. Second, the cayenne pepper brings blood cells needed to fight off infection to the throat area.
1 inch or so fresh ginger root, sliced thin or grated
½ a fresh lemon, sliced (peel & all)
1 clove garlic, mashed
2 cups water
Very generous spoonful honey. Place water, ginger, lemon, & garlic in saucepan; bring to boil, then turn down heat and simmer gently for 20 min. Strain into mugs and add lots of honey. The tea will get stronger if you let it sit! Most invigorating!
The garlic adds a bit of bitterness, but the honey masks that. This tea is very soothing to the throat and warms and opens the chest and nasal passages. Plus there are all those vitamins and other good things! I now make this tea at the first sign of a cold, which helps me fight it off. I find it more effective than the commercial hot lemon remedies and of course cheaper!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR TEA
Very good for coughs with a lot of phlegm.
5 tsp honey
5 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup boiled water, cooled
Mix honey and vinegar into water and mix well. Let cool before drinking. If you can stand the strong taste, you can omit the water. Mix honey and vinegar together and take a teaspoon at a time.