Capsicum Cold Remedy and Tonic
Dr. J. Michael Queen swears by this remedy's astringent, mucous-reducing and general stimulating qualities. Use this regularly as a tonic for general health, or specifically to treat cold symptoms.
- 1 inch-long piece of ginger root
- 1 1/4 cups very hot (not boiling) water
- 1 round tablespoon lavender flower
- Frozen lemonade concentrate, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Mash the ginger root in a garlic press, then place the juice and pulp into a small glass bowl. Add the hot water and lavender, and steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain the liquid into a cup, then add the lemonade concentrate and cayenne. Drink the entire mixture.