Meyer Lemon and Ginger for sore throat

There is a lot going on in this lovely infusion, with the tart lemon and pungent ginger. Turmeric contributes beautiful color, along with its nutritional benefits – it has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant attributes — and the tiny pinch of cayenne packs a small punch. If you feel a sore throat coming on I highly recommend this tea

4 slices Meyer lemon

1 tablespoon minced ginger

2 cloves

1/8 teaspoon turmeric

2 1/2 cups boiling water

2 to 3 teaspoons honey (to taste)

Pinch of cayenne

Place the lemon slices, ginger, cloves, and turmeric in a large measuring cup or teapot and pour on the boiling water. Stir in the honey, cover and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain and reheat if desired but do not boil. Just before serving add a tiny pinch of cayenne.

Yield: Serves 2

Advance preparation: You can keep this in the refrigerator for a day. Reheat but do not boil.

Nutritional information per serving (Note: Nutritional values refer only to the honey used in the infusion as the amount of nutrients absorbed from the other ingredients is difficult to measure): 21 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 0 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 6 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams dietary fiber; 1 milligram sodium; 0 grams protein

Source: New york times