There's a nasty bug going around the NYC area - and I have it!
An old girlfriend had a recipe - boil a few cut lemons with sliced ginger and garlic, use the reduced liquid to brew tea and add honey. I swear it works.
3 large smooth-skinned lemons, sliced
4-6 tbsp fresh ginger root sliced
6-12 garlic cloves sliced
1/4 cup honey
Combine ingredients in 2-3 qt pot (the honey will dissolve better once the water is hot), bring to a boil, cover and simmer about 2 hours until liquid is reduced by half
Pour a cup of the broth - optionally brew one teabag in it - add 1-2 tbsp honey
Drink to your health!
I went out and three pharmacies were sold out of Advil Cold & Sinus (yes, I asked the pharmacists) - must be a lot of sick people around... I finally found it at Las Palmas Cuban Supermarket where I also got the ingredients for the brew - and the baby bananas!