Honey-Lemon-Ginger Cold and Flu Remedy

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.

This article has been linked to From The Farm Blog Hop.

Honey-Lemon-Ginger Cold and Flu Remedy
Recipe type: Cold/Flu Remedy
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Boost your immune system and soothe your throat and sinuses with this all natural, easy to make, delicious-tasting cold and flu remedy!
  • 2 lemons, sliced.
  • 1 large "hand" of ginger, peeled and chopped about the size of a dime.
  • 1 cup of raw honey
  1. Place lemon slices and ginger slices in a jar.
  2. Pour honey over top.
  3. Stir to ensure lemons and ginger are covered.
  4. Sit for a day or longer to allow for lemons and ginger to infuse into the honey.
  5. Store in fridge for several months.

This post has been shared on From The Farm Blog Hop and The Homesteader’s Hop #18.

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