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    How to banish your cold with this herbal remedy

    If your struggling to get rid of that pesky cold or chesty cough why not ask nature for help? We’ve asked Dai who is our Park Ranger at Lydstep Beach and go-to guy when it comes to herbal remedies, for the recipe for his magic tea.

    The weather is getting warmer and the days longer so don’t waste them feeling under the weather, get back to top health with this healthy and delicious herbal remedy. Dai is a firm believer in natural ways to heal,

    ‘When you think that the majority of medicines are derived from
    plants it is not surprising that herbal medicine still plays a large part in healing all that ails us.

    If I have a chesty cough, sore throat, aches, pains or I just need a
    boost to get me moving I swear by the recipe below.’

    What you’ll need

    For a strong remedy it can be diluted to taste)
    Fresh root ginger
    Peppermint essence
    Honey/glycerin or sugar to taste

    Lemon zest can be added for extra tang or fresh sage to help ease stubborn phlegm

    How to make Dai’s magic tea!

    Finely grate one to two cubic inches (2.5 cm) of fresh root ginger into a saucepan
    Add one spoon of honey or sugar
    Add one teaspoon of peppermint essence
    Add half a pint of hot water
    Keep adding until it is the perfect strength for you

    Enjoy and start feeling on top of the world again!