A lovely warming drink I concocted this winter for all my family who have been down with coughs and sore throats……
- 1/2 fresh lemon
- sprig or two of fresh thyme (dried will do)
- sprig of fresh sage
- knob of fresh ginger grated
- spoon of raw natural honey
- herbal tea bag: lemon, honey and ginger
Put everything except the honey into a small tea pot.
Fill with boiling water and let it steep for at least 5 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Put a spoon of honey into a mug, add the tea and sip slowly.
The thyme is very soothing for a sore throat and chesty cough, and the ginger is anti-inflammatory, lemon provides Vitamin C and antioxidants. Sage is also useful for soothing sore, red, scratchy throats.
Some grated fresh turmeric would be nice or a 1/2 teaspoon of dried – see my blog on the health benefits of this lovely spice: