Common Cold Remedies Meme

I have been tagged twice for this meme so maybe it’s about time that I post it! The first one to tag me was Raquel of Raquel’s Box of Chocolate who is the one who came up with the idea and today I was tagged by lovely Paz of The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz. So here’s the Common Cold Remedies Meme! I’m supposed to share my best remedies for a common cold in order to help those of you who are sneezing away at your computers. I only have one remedy that I make when I feel that a cold is closing in and it is a infusion/concoction that I once threw together out sheer instinct (that’s the only way to explain it) which later turned out to be quite good. Not that it really cures the cold but I have learnt that the things I put into it have antiseptic or strengthening properties! Not bad and it is spices and stuff that you usually have at home, at least I have!
It’s really simple, you just put a cinnamon stick, 4-6 cloves, some slices of fresh ginger, half a lemon in slices in a large cup and then you pour hot water of it and let it stand for 5-10 minutes. Sweeten it with unprocessed honey and drink. It is even quite nice to drink.
My parents used to eat raw garlic but I think this is a more socially acceptable way of curing your cold, at least it is less smelly!

I want pass this on to some food bloggers in different countries so that I will learn something new so I tag:

Sailu at Sailu’s Food in India
Chanit of My Mom’s Recipes and More in Israel
Caroline of Bibliocook in Ireland
Dagmar of A Cat in the Kitchen in Sweden who has Polish roots
Sarah Lou of One Whole Clove in Canada