I have got to share this recipe with you:
I think the 'Forest' claimed a victim. Since last Wednesday I have had a painful throat and chest. I also have a cough, just a good old winter something or other! I came across the notion of 'Garlic Tea' on a discussion board on Ravelry. I know Garlic is very powerful for home remedies. Garlic Tea sounds pretty terrible but you have to trust me on this one, I actually rather like it. I could almost go as far as to say it is almost delicious! It seems to be keeping whatever it is at bay and really is the only thing making me feel better. Euan has rather unceremoniously pointed out I stink but I am definitely staying home as it is freezing outside and we have had snow, so I should not be causing offence to anyone. Good job we are cyber friends and not meeting in person. We have been overdosing on garlic anyway in this house, in our food, soups, mushrooms, pasta sauce. I bought some excellent plumptdelicicious garlic last week. The cloves are super-sized.
In true 'In The Sky' style I have adapted this 'Garlic Tea' recipe from researching several recipes. So here is my version. It is traditional in Spain and Mexico to serve Garlic Tea for Coughs, colds and Flu. Keep this recipe in mind, you may thank me! Besides they say 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!'
Four of five cloves of garlic peeled and halved.
The juice of one lemon
2tsp of Honey (local to you if you can)
1 tsp of ground ginger (or fresh root ginger, a lump as big as your thumb peeled and sliced)
I put all the ingredients straight into my trusty little Thermos flask and top up with boiling water. When it runs low I just top it up with more water, honey and lemon juice.
This still remains a popular post of mine How to make Hot Port for Medicinal Purposes, however 'Hot Port' is great for bedtimes, when you have to function 'Garlic Tea' is the home remedy for me.