When you need a natural cold remedy to ease sinus congestion or the flu, think tomato tea.
With just four ingredients, you can always be ready without having to make that dreaded trip to the store when you feel like road kill.
It is delicious, easy to make, and fights infection.
Mix the ingredients and heat on the stove or in a microwave. Sip slowly for best results, allowing it to sit in the back of your throat and breathing in the aroma to penetrate sinus congestion. Keep drinking the tomato tea even after symptoms have passed to make sure the infection is completely gone.
This concoction tastes really good, and you can almost feel your body coming alive as you drink it. Here are just a few of the many reasons why.
Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, especially lycopene and vitamin C. Antioxidants help prevent cellular damage, which in turn slows the aging process and fights disease.
Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic that works on a broad spectrum of bacteria. Garlic is also an amazing antiviral and antifungal.
Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, garlic doesn't destroy the good bacteria we need.
Lemon juice is an amazing cleansing agent, especially for the liver and kidneys. Lemon juice also dissolves mucus, and it is an immune system booster with a healthy dose of vitamin C and quercetin.
Capsaicin gives chili peppers their spicy heat and is another natural antibiotic and antifungal. It is also a pain reliever that can help with a nasty sore throat and body aches.
Use any hot sauce or even ground cayenne pepper to enjoy the healing properties of capsaicin. Like lemon juice, capsaicin is especially good at dissolving mucus.
This tomato tea recipe is not an instant-relief drug that hides symptoms in a harmful way. Instead it is a nourishing remedy that works with your body to encourage faster healing.
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