Ginger-Cayenne-Honey Tisane Recipe

Ginger-Cayenne-Honey Tisane Recipe
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A classic homeopathic cure for colds and sore throats: ginger is thought to have antibacterial properties, lemon is packed with vitamin C, the capsaicin in cayenne assists your body in thinning mucus (so your coughs can be more productive), and honey soothes a sore throat.

1
Servings
210
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 ounces water
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Directions

Stir ingredients together, steep for five minutes, and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
322µg
46%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
142mg
14%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
79µg
20%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
51mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
144mg
21%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
111mg
7%
Water
142g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Ginger Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Ginger Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.