Cold and flu season has begun, and with it the onslaught of sore throats, aches and coughs. Last week my 4 year old daughter complained bitterly of a sore throat, and no amount of consoling was going to solve it. I didn’t want to turn to a bottle of artificial color, flavor, sugar and other garbage to help her unless it was absolutely necessary. Instead, I pulled out the lemons, the honey and the ginger. And unlike some sore throat remedies, this one is delicious. In fact, I now have to learn to see through the “ooooh, sore throat, mommy” to see if she is actually sick or if she just wants a spoonful of this goodness.
Raw honey is antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and high in antioxidants. If possible buy raw honey from a local beekeeper who doesn’t sell all the honey the bees make and then feed them sugar-water through the winter.
Lemons are antibacterial, anti-viral, and contain immune-boosting vitamins and minerals. Choose organic to avoid pesticides.
Ginger is anti-inflammatory and helps soothe inflamed sinuses and throats. It also helps boost the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Choose organic ginger to avoid pesticides.
Feel good about giving your children a spoonful of this remedy, or putting a tablespoon in some hot water for a hot drink. You are boosting their immune system and soothing aching little bodies with a healthy, all natural cold and flu remedy.
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- 2 lemons, sliced.
- 1 large "hand" of ginger, peeled and chopped about the size of a dime.
- 1 cup of raw honey
- Place lemon slices and ginger slices in a jar.
- Pour honey over top.
- Stir to ensure lemons and ginger are covered.
- Sit for a day or longer to allow for lemons and ginger to infuse into the honey.
- Store in fridge for several months.
This post has been shared on From The Farm Blog Hop and The Homesteader’s Hop #18.