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Recipe: Zapotec Cure for the Common Cold — Garlic Lime Tea

I was feeling a little funky earlier this week and feared the beginnings of a head cold coming on.  A bit of a sore throat, that tired feeling of not having enough sleep that comes with too much to do and so little time.  I was searching for vitamin C in the house and couldn’t put my hands on any. Janet, who has been with us for several weeks now, said, “let me tell you what my mom does when I’m feeling that way.”  Okay, I said.  Trust me, she said, you will feel better.   Here is the recipe.  And let me tell you, it works!

5 cloves of garlic, peeled and slightly crushed

the peel of one lime (no juice)

2 T. honey (or to taste)

1-1/2 to 2 cups water

In small saucepan, bring water, garlic, lime peel and honey to a boil.  Pour through tea strainer.  Drink hot.  Better than Theraflu!


Garlic Lime Tea, cure for the common cold