not to forget:
1 litre water
1 inch of ginger root, peeled, sliced as thin as possible
5 allspice (crushed)
5 cloves (crushed)
1/4 stick cinnamon or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 lime – or 3/4 inches of thinly sliced lemon
bring the water to boil, add everything except lime, let it simmer a couple of minutes, take off the heat, add the lime/lemon. wait some minutes, pour, drink. add honey or fructose, if necessary.
best to be drunk with eyes closed, as the concoction does not look too pretty.
but it warms up the body alright.