Okay, so it’s summer, the weather is nice (well sometimes), and guess what, I’m floored with a cold, or ‘full of the cold’ as my Mum used to say.
I always hate having a cold in the summer, having a streaming nose just seems to fit in with winter weather better than summer months. So here I am sniffing and coughing and none too pleasant to be near.
I’ve had to resort to my favourite cure and every time I drink this, I wonder why I don’t make it more often.
Ginger Thyme Tea
The ginger is warming and opens your tubes and your pores, it helps you breathe and makes you sweat. The thyme is wonderful for the throat and nose. Add lemon and it is just a wonder drink in a cup.
1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves
1cm piece of fresh ginger peeled and chopped
slice of lemon
Just pour on boiling water and let it infuse for 8 minutes. Strain and sip. Add honey if you want something sweeter, but to be honest it tastes great just as it is.
So there you are, a thymely home remedy.