Citrus Soothing Infusion

Feeling throaty, can you feel a cold coming on? Citrus is the classic vitamin C booster, but also contains a compound called limonene, an anti-oxidant, found mainly in the pulp and rind. Drop by and pick up a bag of mandarins as a snack, have oranges and yoghurt for breakfast, or pick up carrot and ginger soup. You can also make this soothing infusion. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the spices, the important part is the lemon. If you already have a cold, be brave and add a clove of bruised garlic.

  • 4 cardamom pods, bruised
  • 4 slices lemon peel
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 6 cloves, bruised
  • ¼ cinnamon stick
  • 3 thin slices fresh ginger

Put the above in a coffee or tea plunger, add hot water and let stand for 5 minutes before drinking. If you don’t have either, you can halve the recipe and put straight into your cup, watching out for floating debris as you sip…!

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