Dria’s down-home old-skool all-guns-blazing cold remedy

Woke up with a sore throat this morning after seeing a friend last week who is now just getting over a nasty but short-lived cold. Imagine my joy. Now I’m eating Cold fX like candy and drinking lots of my homemade “go away cold die die die” tea:

Ingredients

  • 3-4 c water
  • Two thick 2″ pieces of ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • Two garlic cloves, crushed
  • One whole lemon, sliced thinly (including peel)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper powder

Method

Throw it all in a pot and boil for 5-10 mins. Strain a mugful, sweeten with honey, steel yourself for the oncoming pepper/garlic hit, drink. Top up the water in the pot and leave to steep on the stove, then reboil and have more later. Add more lemon, garlic, ginger, pepper as the day wears on and you continue drinking this strangely tasty concoction.

Friggin’ colds.

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