Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Drink some Magic Tea!

Magic Tea - Slowly sip this Magic Tea and feel it's healing powers! :)

At the slightest provocation of a cold, sore throat, ear ache, or sinus problems of anyone that crosses my threshold, I jump to the kitchen and brew up some magic. It doesn't matter how young or old you are, Magic Tea will either cure what ails you or, at the very least, help sooth the symptoms. It's easy, cheap, and you can't have too much (won't turn on you like medications if you 'over dose').

  • Hot water
  • tea bag - your favorite
  • a tiny sliver of a smooshed clove garlic (the braver the patient, the bigger the clove!)
  • honey (as much as you like)
  • apple cider vinegar (1 teaspoon)
  • 1-2 ice cubes

  • brew your favorite tea and add honey
    (however much honey you want, but you'll need some and it's great for sore throats)
  • add apple cider vinegar
  • before adding garlic, add ice cubes to bring down the temp.
    (If you cook the garlic, you'll loose all the magic!)
  • once tea is cool enough BUT still warm, add the smashed garlic
  • stir, and sip slowly
Drink this 1-3 times a day as soon as you feel the symptoms of a cold/flu/ear ache/sinus trouble. It's magic!

The magic is the combination of vinegar, garlic, honey, and warmth

  • Apple Cider Vinegar: helps 'open' you up and is high in Vitamin C

  • Garlic: when you smash it (to the point it's almost liquid) you release allicin, Garlic's antibiotic mother load! however, if you cook it, you kill all the power (aka, all the good guys that will destroy the bacteria)

  • Honey: Nature's elixer, very good to sooth a sore throat, and is anti-bacterial

  • Warmth: the hot water opens your sinuses and helps all the magic above seep into the right spots ;)

Tip: If you need more honey to 'mask' the garlic, go for it. You can't have too much (so long as your not allergic)

Hope everyone has good luck this upcoming cold season. Take it easy, take care of yourself, and DO NOT hang out with any sickos!!! It's just not worth it. You can always see them in the Spring ;)