Here is one of my go-to favorites that I take at the first sign of a cold. Ginger and honey have anti-viral properties.
- 1-2 pounds of ginger
- ½ lemon
- 1 large tablespoon honey
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 6 ounces hot water
- grated turmeric
- Black pepper
Juice (or grate on a fi ne setting) 1–2 pounds of ginger. (I don’t have a juicer so I often go to the local juice store and ask them to do this step for me.)
Store in the refrigerator.
Place 2–4 ounces of ginger juice in a mug with the juice of one-half lemon and a large tablespoon of honey.
Add ⅛ teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 6 ounces of hot water.
If I have it on hand, I will also add some grated turmeric and a dash of black pepper.
Drink several cups a day.