- Steamin' Mama's Lemonade
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- Garlic-Ginger Syrup
- Cyclone Cider
Steamin’ Mama’s Lemonade
I’ve been drinking this for years and just recently came across an actual recipe for it in the book, Healing Tonics by Jeanine Pollack. They state “this is a simple warming and antiseptic drink that is both preventive and remedial for any upper respiratory congestion (coughs, colds, fly, bronchitis and so forth).” It tastes like lemonade, with a kick. Yummy!
- Juice of 1 fresh lemon
- 2 c boiled water
- 1-2 TBSP honey or maple syrup
- 1/8-1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
Stir the fresh lemon juice into the hot water. Add the honey or maple syrup and the cayenne pepper and stir well.
To use: Drink 1-2 cups as needed at the first sign of chills, sore throat or cough. Sip slowly, and be prepared to “feel the heat”! Can be drunk as often as needed; generally, 2-3 times per day if you’re feeling sick or a few times per week as a tonic.