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Cold and Flu Guide: The Next Generation

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Homemade Feel-Better Brew

Recent science backs the theory that warm liquids can indeed provide immediate and sustained relief. When someone in my house is getting sick, we put on a pot of our go-to homemade brew:

  • 2 cups of water combined with the juice of 1 lemon

  • zest from half that lemon

  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 2 cloves chopped garlic

  • an inch of chopped fresh ginger

  • honey to taste (for kids over 1)

Bring to a boil, pour through a strainer, and serve with love and attention!