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BEST-EVER Cold-Cure Ginger-Cayenne Tea<br><br>
Category: Beverages/Smoothies<br><br><br><br>
Suitable for a: vegan diet<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Ingredients:<br><br>
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1 inch / 2.5 cm piece ginger root, peeled<br><br>
4 cups cold water<br><br>
1/2 t cayenne pepper (or to taste)<br><br>
2 T lemon juice<br><br>
Sweetener to taste (agave or honey or whatever you prefer)<br><br>
1-2 cloves garlic, mashed (optional, they sound like they'd make it taste funky but hey - when you have a cold, can you really taste anything anyway?)<br><br><br><br>
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Instructions:<br><br>
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Grate peeled ginger root. Put it in a pot with 4 cups of cold water, bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer 15 minutes.<br><br>
It will boil down a bit.<br><br>
Add cayenne pepper (more or less to taste) and simmer 1 minute more. Remove from heat.<br><br>
Add fresh lemon juice, sweetener to taste, and mashed garlic. Let cool slightly, and strain if desired.<br><br>
(I strain it.)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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This stuff seriously is good when you're fighting a cold!!
 

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it works too. i have done that every winter for years.<br><br>
the second you feel a little something coming on, make up a batch<br><br>
and watch yourself start healing!<br><br>
a word of caution, it is a bit of a stimulant for me<br><br>
sometimes i cant sleep when i drink it.
 

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I agree that it works wonders, but this is about the most digusting thing I have ever drank in my entire life. The students at my campus are really into it for fasting and 'cleansing,' but it just makes me want to throw up.
 

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I made this the last time I had a cold, but I couldn't drink it all. Too hot for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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This does help,<br><br>
I do it with the Ginger tea i buy at Trader Joes, and i add cayenne pepper to it. i havent added garlic, i will try that next time
 

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Dn't be afraid of the taste! It's no different than the spices you'd find in an Asian dish or hot soup...<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"> good stuff!
 

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I tried it, its not too bad I just had to get over the pepper. I'm not sure if it worked or not, I had ginger tea earlier so i'm feeling better.
 

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I used to make something very similar, but instead of "sweetener" I used apple juice (more good-4-u stuffs).
 

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Yeah, any type of sweetner is fine, obviously. I use apple cider fairly often because I have lots of it frozen from last fall.
 

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thanks. I'm getting close to being vegetarian and need guidance. Right now I'm looking for cayenne and ginger tea recipe you have listed.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>dizzymisslizzy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
oh man i think this just cured my sore throat. THANK YOU!!!</div>
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awesome....thankies for the heads up on that<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Was just starting to come down with a cold and did a search for cayenne tea to see if anything had changed since I first heard about it a couple of years back. Nope, still the same old trusted formula.<br><br><br><br>
/goes off to make some hot stuff (hehe)
 
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