A lovely warming drink I concocted this winter for all my family who have been down with coughs and sore throats……

  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • sprig or two of fresh thyme (dried will do)
  • 1 sprig of fresh sage
  • knob of fresh ginger grated
  • spoon of raw natural honey
  • herbal tea bag: lemon, honey and ginger

Put everything except the honey into a small tea pot.

Fill with boiling water and let it steep for at least 5 minutes, stirring once or twice.

Put a spoon of honey into a mug, add the tea and sip slowly.

The thyme is very soothing for a sore throat and chesty cough, and the ginger is anti-inflammatory,  lemon provides Vitamin C and antioxidants.  Sage is also very good for sore, scratchy throats.

Some grated fresh turmeric would be nice or a 1/2 teaspoon of dried – see my blog on the numerous health benefits of this lovely spice: