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I wouldn’t be so alarmed about a winter sniffle, except that I am scheduled to visit my newborn nephew this weekend, and I’d hate for his first memory of his aunt to be a) the weirdo who gave me a virtual hug from across the room or b) that lady who smells like Purell.
My “nip it in the bud” cold strategies are all of the liquid variety: it’s all about tea. I busted out my biggest mug, and I’m self-medicating through the healing power of tea.
Round one was a lemongrass green tea with a big blob of honey stirred in (honey is not only an anti-inflammatory, but it is also supposed to boost your immune response).
Round two, which I’m currently sipping, is an orange spice white tea with a hunk of crystallized ginger submerged inside. Ginger is best known for its properties as a digestive aid, but it is also a decongestant and lends a nice zing to the tea.
Round three will most likely be good old fashioned lemon water. Between the immune-boosting vitamin C and the anti-viral power of this amazingly healing fruit, I should be good to go.
How do you kick a cold before it takes hold? Please (please!) share.