10-minute homemade fix for cold and flu

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The cold season is almost here and we can already see people sneezing, coughing and sniffling everywhere. Now how prone you are to catch this viral infection depends entirely on your immunity. So if you have succumbed to it already, here is a QUICK FIX that will get you up and running in no time.

​Ingredients

Ginger, Cinnamon stick, Star Anise (chakra phool), Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon and Water

​Preparation

Take a 4-inch long ginger. Rinse it well and slice it without peeling. Now take 4 cups of water in a pot and add ginger, 2 cinnamon sticks and 2 star anise and bring it to boil. Now keep it aside for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture in a cup and mix 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar and juice of half a lemon.

​How to take it

You can have it warm or even at room temperature. This elixir is a ready-to-drink antidote to treat cold and flu.

​How it helps

So how exactly does it work? Ginger and cinnamon help you boost your immunity. Honey and star anise have anti-bacterial properties.

Expiry date

This elixir can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Remember to prepare a fresh batch for further consumption.

Source:timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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