Thursday, 18 June 2015

Home Remedy Series: Soothing a Sore Throat, Decongesting a Stuffy Nose....

The rainy season is upon us in full effect. Along with the rains come colds, sore throats and all sorts of general unpleasantness. In my household, my son and I are just recovering from a terrible cold - that came with a bad cough, watery eyes and sore throat. My husband is staying far far away from us in the hopes that this shall avoid him. No love in sharing in this care (Insert side eye here)
In addition to the mandatory arsenal of medicine given by the doctors, this old remedy has gone a long way to easing my symptoms. It is a remedy that I am sure is as old as time and has been duplicated in modern medicine - in syrups and lozenges. It is a very simple honey, ginger and lemon mix made with hot water. The steam clears stuffy noses and the honey and lemon soothe sore throats as it goes down.
The beauty of this home brew is that most of the ingredients needed should be available all the time in most kitchens and you can mix the ingredients to taste. You will need:
  • Lemon juice
  • Pure natural honey
  • Ground ginger
  • Hot water
Mix all the ingredients in a mug and sip. I suggest at least 3 mugs of this a day until the dreaded cold is gone.



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