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Magic flu / cold remedy to beat the autumn sniffles

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It’s this time of the year that many of us are starting to feel the chill, especially early mornings and in the evening. When I walked out of the office earlier at around 6:30pm I really felt like I needed a jacket.

Here’s a tried-and-tested brew for the moment you feel the onset of a cold or a scratchy throat. It’s spicy, but quite delicious.

In a pot, bring to boil

  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 3 tulsi or bay leaves
  • pinch turmeric
  • pinch cayenne pepper

then simmer until it reduces to one cup of liquid.

Squeeze in juice of half lemon and add honey just before drinking.

Keep warm after that.

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