When a house of eleven begins to show signs of sickness, some preventative and defensive measures are in order. In addition to lots of liquids, oil of oregano, vitamin C and some herbal tinctures, we’ve been sipping on ginger-lemon tea for an extra immune system boost.
I grate a 2-inch piece of fresh ginger into a cup, add the juice of one small lemon, then pour in boiling water. Just a tablespoon or two of honey makes the tea palatable and soothes the throat as well.
The warming effect of ginger combined with vitamin C-loaded lemon produces a powerful beverage for cold and flu season. Honey has also been shown to have some anti-bacterial properties, so sweetening is a good thing in this case.
What do you do to boost your immune system during cold and flu seasons?