Watery eyes, stuffy nose, inflamed sinuses, sore throat, coughs, headache, fever, fatigue and chills. Nasty symptoms of the so-called common cold.
And now that we have entered the true season of giving and receiving, I wanted to offer up this natural home brew to help soothe and support the discomfort associated with these symptoms.
The ingredients selected for this beverage contain natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and thermogenic properties.
4 cups boiling water
2 lemons, juiced
1 lemon, sliced
- 2 Tbsp honey
3 tsp ginger root, grated
4 dry juniper berries*, crushed fine (you can find juniper berries in the spice section of most grocery stores – note: juniper berries are not recommended during pregnancy nor for those with a history of kidney/liver ailments)
- 1/8 tsp dry red chili flakes, optional
- 4 star anise
- 2 cinnamon sticks