It’s the time of year when I get sick. Colds, sore throats, body aches, headaches, you name it, I get it. I don’t get sick often, so it hits me hard when I do. And I thought I could avoid the getting sick since I only go to work and home. I thought wrong.
Now I have a sore throat and a killer headache. I want a big cup of tea, a super-steamy shower or bath, and to lay down with every blanket known to man on top of me.
Nyquil and Orange Tea help me the most. But all the stores around me don’t have Nyquil. So I decided to make tea. Don’t be fooled by the pretty name; it is a bittersweet tea. It’s a home remedy my parents would make and force me to drink growing up.
Isn’t it funny when we grow up to like what our parents force us to eat or drink? It doesn’t always happen to this day I will never eat lima beans.
It is a pretty simple recipe. I take four cinnamon sticks, about three large oranges, one ginger root that I cut into thin slices, and honey for sweetness.
Add cinnamon sticks, gingers, and oranges to a pot of water. Cook on medium heat. When it reaches a rolling boil, lower the heat and let it simmer for at least 30 minutes, and remove it from the heat. I let it cool for another 30 minutes before drinking. Add honey to individual glasses. It makes about four glasses.
What are some home remedies that work for you?