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We are in the thick of the Winter season which for many due to the low temperatures, exacerbates cold, flu and respiratory issues. Key things to do make sure you don’t fall prey to this factors are the obvious, like stay bundled up, keep feet and head warm, cover your mouth when outside so that the chilly doesn’t enter your lungs causing for the airways to shrink, etc.
Also, making warming teas, soups and syrups is also important to protect the body.
Ginger honey syrup is a fantastic and easy way to coat irritated throats and warm the blood. Ginger medicine is also known to treat everything from arthritis, to digestive distress and heart issues.
Here’s what you will need:
11/2 cups pure water
1 cup raw honey
6 oz ginger root, sliced thin into ‘coins’.
*if you are really ill, throw some slice of raw garlic into the mix!
Combine the honey and the water in a pot and bring to a simmer.
Add the ginger. Simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes.
Remove from the heat and strain the ginger out.
Allow to cool.
Pour into a clean jar or bottle.
Store in the fridge. Enjoy within 6 months