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BEST-EVER Cold-Cure Ginger-Cayenne Tea

Category: Beverages/Smoothies

Suitable for a: vegan diet

Ingredients:

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1 inch / 2.5 cm piece ginger root, peeled

4 cups cold water

1/2 t cayenne pepper (or to taste)

2 T lemon juice

Sweetener to taste (agave or honey or whatever you prefer)

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?)

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Instructions:

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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.

It will boil down a bit.

Add cayenne pepper (more or less to taste) and simmer 1 minute more. Remove from heat.

Add fresh lemon juice, sweetener to taste, and mashed garlic. Let cool slightly, and strain if desired.

(I strain it.)

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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.

the second you feel a little something coming on, make up a batch

and watch yourself start healing!

a word of caution, it is a bit of a stimulant for me

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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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.

/goes off to make some hot stuff (hehe)
 
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