For the first time in as long as I can remember I’ve spent half a week sick in bed. Since I’ve been working in an airport, I’m guessing it’s more than a common cold and probably some foreign disease that I’m not immune to. So while nothing is much of a cure, these three have been great sinus clearers. They also only take 3 minutes which is as long as I want to be up for.
1) Hot and Sour Soup
This warming broth heats you up and clears out the sinuses at the same time. Combine all ingredients with 1 1/2 cups hot water and simmer.
- 1-2 tablespoons sambal oelek – depending on spice preference
- 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
- 1 clove fresh minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon miso paste or soup base
2) Quick mulled wine
Combine 1 part red wine and 1 part pineapple or orange juice with a squeeze of fresh lemon and bring to temperature on the stovetop without reaching a boil.
3) Hot Toddy
Steep one tea bag Traditional Medicines decongestant, add grated ginger, desired amount of honey and one small shot of brandy or whiskey
Also try sweating everything out in a Detox Bath.