When I’m coughing and spluttering and full of cold, I don’t like to waste my money on expensive sugary syrups and sachets. I choose to make myself a simple hot drink packed with spices that are known for their healing properties.
This drink nips most of my colds and coughs in the bud. If it works as well for you, you’ll be helping your body to heal itself the natural way as well as saving yourself some pennies in the long run.
Put the following into a mug:
- 5 whole cloves
- Pinch of ground turmeric
- Pinch of cayenne chilli pepper
- 2 pinches of ground cinnamon
- Juice of a large wedge of fresh lemon
- 1 tsp raw honey to taste (optional)
Fill with hot (but not boiling) water, stir well, then let steep for 5–10 minutes. Remove the cloves. The ground ingredients do not dissolve, so continue stirring as you sip.
It may have a strong taste, but the ingredients have many healing properties which can help to ease different ailments.
Feel better soon!
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I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply sharing my own methods for soothing minor ailments. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns.
Some people experience mild allergic reactions to turmeric. Please do your own research and/or consult your doctor, particularly if you are taking medication.