As cold season is upon us, take this time to strengthen and nurture your body with a healing warm elixir. One idea is to steep a combination of ginger, lemon, honey or agave syrup, with one raw garlic clove and a sprinkle of hot chili flakes, in hot water. The ginger and lemon will soothe you, while the raw garlic acts as a natural antibiotic and the chili increases your metabolism. Experiment! Add peppermint for a stomachache, lavender flowers for relaxation or purple sage, which acts as a natural antibiotic as well.