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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
Yarrow
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!

Comments
  • Was looking at the cold remedy. It has an ingredient called Yarrow but doesn’t mention it in the making of the tea. Please could you advise what you need to do with it. Thanks

    • Hey Claire 🙂

      If you crush the yarrow gently to release the flavours, then simply add the drink and enjoy!