"Kill that Cold" Tea

Catching a cold is as bummy and inevitable as we all know it to be. Between all the traveling and change of weather, my immune system just started to cave. As so as soon as I felt the symptoms creep up, I attacked it with this powerful tea.  My uncle gave me this recipe years ago. He lives by the onion sock trick and loves how it just soaks up all bad bacteria. Onion…. I know, sounds awful but it actually has a mild flavor and it is masked well with the citrus x potency of the ginger.

Ginger- is an excellent carminative, which helps to eliminate intestinal gas. It also helps relax and soothe the intestinal tract and it also has been proven to effectively ease nausea. Ginger contains gingerol, a very potent anti-inflammatory. So whether you have a tummy ache, or joints and body aches, ginger alleviates both. Lastly, because its warming , ginger helps you sweat. Sweat help detoxify but also help fight off infection.

Tumeric contains curcumin, also a anti-inflammatory agent. Curcumin possess also possessed anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Because it’s a good anti-inflammatory, it aids in relieving chest congestion and cough.

Orange peel – Is a great source of Vitamin C and B1. Vitamin C is essential in killing a cold. Orange peel helps you fight against viruses and bacteria. It is also useful when treating coughs, asthma, bronchitis, tightness in the chest, and colds. Generally, it is good at helping the body eliminate the phlegm in the lungs.

Onion- is anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antiviral. Onions also are also rich in vitamin C. They also contain substances that increase the antioxidant levels, which help fight disease.

TIPS

I like to make my tea really strong so I lean closer to 2 inches of ginger x turmeric and 1/2 an Onion instead of 1/4 but you can adjust it to your taste. One batch makes 2-3 cups. Since I drink a lot of it, and these ingredients are so strong, I like to reuse a batch and give it a second go by adding more water. Def get a good bang for your buck with this one! 


Kill that Cold Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 cups of water
  • 1-2 inches of Ginger minced
  • 1-2 inches of Turmeric or 2 teaspoons of ground turmeric
  • the peel oforange
  • ¼- ½  of red onion

Directions:

  • In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil
  • Add Minced Ginger, turmeric, orange peel and onion
  • Simmer for 10-15 minutes on medium to low heat
  • To Serve, Use a Strainer to pour over your favorite tea mug and drink up!