"No more cough and sore throat" tea

based on "Indian superspices" by Gurpareet Bains

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15 cm cinamon stick

5 green cardamon pods, lightly crushed

5 cm fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced

3 cloves

4 mugs of water

Place the ingredients in a saucepan, add the water and bring to the boil. Reduce to a low heat, then cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.

Can be used to brew your favourite tea (black tea, green tea ,rooibos...) and sweeten with honey.

The spices

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cinamon: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, cough suppressant

green cardamon: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, reduces high temperature during fever, cough suppressant

ginger: analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory

cloves: analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory