Natural Cold Remedy

Friday, November 16, 2007

Posted by Amanda at Little Foodies

I hope that all of our readers are feeling fit and healthy. However it is that time of year when there are lots of colds and sinus problems around. I always use a tried and tested natural remedy and I swear by it. Lots of people have different versions of this but here's the one we use.

You will need:
A mug or cup
Some fresh ginger (about an inch)
One lemon
Boiling Hot Water

Peel and grate the fresh ginger into your mug.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon over this.
Add a tablespoon of honey (vary this depending on your taste preference and how sweet you want it).
Top up with boiling water. Let it brew for a few minutes and then drink.

I think warm drinks are so important when you have a cold or sinus problems and the ginger, honey and lemon all work together to kick your sinuses in to touch.

Some people say to add whisky and not the ginger, rum and brandy has also been suggested. Personally I like it with the honey, ginger and lemon.

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This Post was written by Amanda from Little Foodies


yes we do the same and it is very effective!! Thx for sharing !

Kalva said...
November 17, 2007 at 12:03:00 AM GMT+1  

We do the same and add a pinch of cayenne pepper to open up the sinuses.

Tartelette said...
November 17, 2007 at 2:44:00 AM GMT+1  

Perfect. I love Helene's idea with Cayenne too. You see i am a hot chick LOL! Nice one Amanda!

Meeta said...
November 17, 2007 at 9:53:00 AM GMT+1  

The addition of cayenne does sound really good. I'll try that next time.

November 17, 2007 at 12:59:00 PM GMT+1  

i've been sipping mugs of this (with whisky added) for the past few days and as usual it seems to be sorting me out. i hate colds.

abby said...
November 17, 2007 at 2:36:00 PM GMT+1  

When I was a kid (growing up in a hippie commune) we had to drink the most amazingly horrible concoction containing, garlic, honey, lemon, ginger and cayenne. Then you would try not vomit and go to bed to sweat it out.

Remarkably effective, but I have to say I prefer hot lemon with ginger or a mug of almond milk cocoa with some cayenne and cinnamon and a good hot curry!

70% cocoa said...
November 28, 2007 at 11:26:00 AM GMT+1  

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