- 1 node of a fresh ginger root
- 4-8 cups water
Measure water into large pot with lid. Cut ginger into 1/4 inch or slightly thinner slices, then carefully pare away outer skin. Use 1 slice for every 1 cup water “plus one for the pot”. Put ginger slices into water, bring to boil, turn down to simmer with lid on for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool before storing in refrigerator. Will keep in refrigerator for 2-3 days. Drink hot or at room temperature to fight off a snotty head cold. Also warming for when fighting off chills/fever of flu. Drink a lot of it, every day- hydration is really important.
Got a head cold? Get a neti cup or use an eye dropper to perform a nasal rinse with warm water in which a scant 1/8 teaspoon salt and scant 1/8 teaspoon baking soda have been dissolved. Doing a twice daily nasal rinse will help prevent or clear up a sinus infection.
Avoid dairy, sugar and simple carbs when you have excess mucus. When you feel yourself starting to get ill, take 3-5 grams of vitamin C and 25 mg zinc daily, also grapefruit seed extract 3x daily. Source Naturals “Wellness Formula” is worth going to the co-op to buy to take if you know you’ve been exposed and feel yourself starting to go down hard- or buy it on sale in the autumn to have on hand before finals and cold season arrive.