More on colds and echinacea
Posted by kathryn in Winter
He heats about five cups of water with two to three large cloves of chopped garlic, an equivalent amount of fresh ginger, half a lemon and one tablespoon of echinacea root, adds honey and keeps it in a vacuum flask to drink through the day. If you use echinacea extract instead of the root, he suggests adding it to the brew at the end – just use the recommended amount on the package.
You don’t actually eat / drink the garlic and ginger (!), but their anti-microbial and expectorant constituents are extracted by the hot water.
I don’t know what tastes like, but I’ll give the potion a try-out in the next few days and report back.