Sweet, sour and spice - a cold and flu tonic! - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

As the mornings are cold and the evenings chill quickly, we recommend you enjoy this sweet, sour and spicy tonic! You may need to experiment with amounts to get the taste that suits you...

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Make your own tonic using ingredients readily available!


Lemon, garlic, honey, garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper.

Here's what you do...

  1. Fill up your teakettle and get it boiling.
  2. Meanwhile, grate a one-inch piece of fresh ginger root and a crushed garlic clove.
  3. Use thermos or saucepan.
  4. Put the ginger in the thermos.
  5. Put a the juice of half a lemon inai the thermos.
  6. Add a couple of tablespoons of honey (to taste)
  7. A dash of apple cider vinigar (like Mr Mansfields Daily Tonic!)
  8. When your water is boiled, pour it in the thermos.
  9. Cover it up and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  10. Add cayenne pepper (but beware - it's strong!)
  11. Strain into a tea cup or drink straight from the thermos and enjoy!

Why ginger, lemon and honey?

Lemon is high in Vitamin C. It is also full of phytochemicals. These are plant constituents that help boost the immune system and much more.
Ginger and honey are also well documented to help the immune system.


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