We were loving all the quality family time we had while the oldest two were home from college. When my husband came down with a terrible cold I decided I wasn’t going down. I scan the internet for the perfect remedy and in desperation decide to try them all! Who has time to be sick during the holidays.
What came as an even bigger surprise was after I realized it worked for me, I made another cup and gave it to my son who was coughing and had a low-grade fever. He’s like Mikey from the old commercials, “Mikey won’t eat it, he hates everything.” He drank it all and said, “It doesn’t even taste terrible, it’s nice and sweet”. He slept through the night and I didn’t hear any coughing.
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Recipe for Mom’s Miracle Tea
1 cup of water
1/4 – 1/2 tsp ginger (jar or fresh but not powdered)
1/4 tsp garlic (crushed works best)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 – 2 tsp honey (to taste)
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tea bag for flavoring (I used Caffeine Free Orange spice)
Put all the ingredients into a small pan and boil for 2 minutes. Set the pan off the burner and let it steep for another 5 minutes. Then add the tea bag and let it steep for a couple of minutes. The garlic and ginger settle to the bottom but you can strain it out before drinking it. You will be forever grateful to me for this. My previous go to for colds was to make a Hotty Toddy. This recipe called for lemon, honey, water and a shot of whiskey for sore throats or colds. Please don’t judge me, after all they are smoking marijuana now in Colorado. So it seems okay if I add a little moonshine to my cold remedies.