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Hot Ginger-Echinacea Lemonade

Hot Ginger-Echinacea Lemonade

There is something unmistakably cozy about wrapping your hands around a warm mug on a cold day. Even cozier when that mug is steaming with spicy ginger, vibrant lemon and soothing honey! This drink is excellent as an expectorant tea or a sore throat soother. Even if you aren’t under the weather, this warming beverage will make you feel restored and vibrant!

2 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon dried echinacea flowers or roots
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh gingerroot
Juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon
1 teaspoon honey

In a bowl or teapot, pour the boiling water over the Echinacea and gingerroot. Cover and seep for 10-15 minutes. Add the lemon juice and honey and stir.

Serves 2.

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Adapted from Growing 101 Herbs That Heal by Tammi Hartung (Storey Publishing, 2000).

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5:33AM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

Thanks for the article.

6:07AM PST on Feb 18, 2011

Thanks for the info.

5:50PM PST on Jan 10, 2008

Check your local co-op or natural foods store. Many offer dried herbs in bulk.

12:52PM PST on Jan 10, 2008

There are many herb companies on-line that sell Echinacea in these forms to the general public. You could also use Echinacea tincture (1 teaspoon per cup) which is found in most healthfood stores and would probably be easier to get.

12:50PM PST on Jan 10, 2008

They can be purchased at any herbal store that specialises in dried herbs. You can also track them down on the Internet. 2672 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC Canada V6K 2G3 604-734-4372 has everything you can ever imagine in this line. I believe they will mail order if you do not live in this city. Best of results. You are unquestionably on the right track. MARIO

12:43PM PST on Jan 10, 2008

Where does one find the ingredients?

11:52AM PST on Jan 10, 2008

Sounds lovely, but I wouldn't know where I can find echinacea flowers or root in winter...
Can one buy that dried anywhere? I'll look around to see if I can get it.

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