In a large pot, add water, dried spices, slices of ginger, 2 cinnamon sticks, and half a lemon. Gently boil the ingredients (keep the lid on) and then turn off the heat and let the tea steep. The longer it steeps, the stronger it is. Strain the tea into a pitcher through a paper towel or a coffee filter. (You can probably use the ingredients again but just need to cook them longer next time. Dump them into the compost bin when finished.) Make sure to inhale the steam because it smells so good! Pour the warm tea over some local honey into a mug.
Store leftover tea in the refrigerator and heat as needed.
Note: these ingredients have been noted to help with things like inflammation cardiovascular health, metabolism blood sugar regulation, congestion, cough, etc. Learn more from this link I found on the locavore challenge site: http://www.ageless.co.za/herbal_remedies.htm.
The Longview locavore challenge has a few other remedies to try. Let me know if you've used any or have any of your own. http://www.longviewfarmmarket.org/calendar/natural-remedy-challenge