'Spicy Sunrise', a cool drink that's also good for a cold or flu, or
  congested sinus, or for good lung health:

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                 ‘Spicy Sunrise’ - The Respiratory Health Drink  

- This is a drink to sip, and might taste unusual at first.
- Use the following ingredients to make a syrup.
- Using a small amount of this syrup, to tall glass, add plain or flavoured soda water, or
   tonic water.    
   Or try it with coconut water, orange or pineapple juice.
- Many of the ingredients are known to have beneficial effects on the lungs.
- This drink can also help thin and loosen any lung congestion you have as well.
- It makes a refreshing, healthy, spicy drink.
- Several of the ingredients are a natural diuretic so it won’t make you feel bloated.
- It is also a good alcohol substitute.

Blend the following with  4  cups of water:
Garlic crush three or four cloves, about 1 heaped tsp from a jar,
Turmeric - 4 or 5 tsps or 10 cm of the natural root,
Cayenne pepper - ½ tsp, plus  ¼ tsp of Chilli and/or Black Pepper,
Ginger -10-12 cms of ginger root or two heaped teaspoons from a jar,
Thyme, Sage, Oregano - ½ tsp of each.
Cinnamon - 1 tsp,
Honey 4 tbls , (Manuker Honey if you have it.)
liquorice root 1 tbls (it is also sweet), two
Juice two lemons - up to a ½ cup,
Dark Muscovado Sugar and 1 tbls of  (or Brown Sugar will do).  

                    (Vary to taste. Some might like more or less of the peppers.) 
- Then put the blended ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil while stirring and then
   simmer for a further 10 minutes.
- When it is cool, use a funnel to pour it into a used soda bottle and store it in the fridge.
- Shake the bottle and then use a small amount of the syrup to make your drink at first,
 and then increase it to taste.
- You can strain the syrup if you don’t like any residue left in the bottom of your drink.




Alternative: Three other herbs traditionally used for the respiratory system (esp. asthma) because of their anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties are horehound, fenugreek and marshmallow root.

All these herbs can be bought on-line. e.g:

  Best food - chicken and vegetable broth, boiled up with some chicken bones as well.