Sometimes, no matter how hard you try and avoid it, you may feel a little run down this winter.
Cold mornings, chilly nights and drying-out heating systems in the office can leave your throat feeling croaky and dry.
This recipe for a delicious, immune-boosting tea by Cassie Mendoza-Jones is quick and easy to make and great for soothing a sore, dry throat or swollen glands.
Through the lemon juice, you’ll be upping your immune-boosting vitamin C levels; the honey is antibacterial (especially if it’s local raw honey or manuka honey); and the beautiful, spicy, warming ginger provides antiviral and antioxidant protection to boost your immunity.
Add all the ingredients (the sliced sliced ginger, squeeze of lemon and honey) to a mug of boiling water, and stir well. Drink throughout the day.
TIP: if you’re feeling very congested, add a pinch of chilli. Chilli helps to expel mucous from the body.