When my husband had the flu a few years back, my mother gave him some Garlic and Ginger Tea. Since then we have been using it to fight off any colds.
Just grate ginger root and garlic. Pour boiling water over it and let it sit for a few minutes. Then add sugar to taste.
The official recipe would go something like this
2 cloves garlic grated
2 tbsp grated ginger root
2 cups boiling water.
1 tbsp sugar
Mix garlic, ginger and sugar in a container (not plastic). Add boiling water and let sit for 2 minutes before drinking. Strain if necessary- I do.
Then a few weeks ago I stumbled across this site and found this recipe that is not so different from what we have been doing.
Ginger Garlic Tonic Boosts Immunity
Try a spoonful of this tonic at the first sign or a cold or flu or take daily as a preventative.
2 cups Honey
1/2 cup garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1/2 cup grated fresh ginger root
Warm honey over very low heat. Do not boil. Place the garlic and ginger in a side mouthed jar with rubber seal and pour warm honey over them. Mix well and cap tightly.
Store this mixture in a warm sunny window sill and stir daily for three days, then refrigerate.
Use within 6 weeks
You can also make a fine tea with a spoonful of this tonic in warm water or add to a cup of green tea, also full of healthy antioxidants.
You can try which ever one you prefer, but the benefits of this tea is GREAT! It knocks the cold and flu out in a flash!!