As a mother of 4 I am always looking for natural ways to keep my family’s health intact. As winter approaches so do the sniffles and sneezes , and I make a batch of homemade cold medicine. It is simple and it does the job. I can even get my 7 year old to take it, I just add it to some spiced apple cider.
Take a jar of honey
Cut up one lemon and one lime
Slice half of a ginger stalk
Add the lemon, lime and ginger to the jar first , then pour honey over them
Make sure the jar or container has a lid
At the first sign of cold or flu symptoms add a teaspoon or 2 to a cup of tea and enjoy
You can store this in your fridge for the whole winter.
Quick,easy and effective !!
Ginger is often included in many herbal decongestants and can help to minimise the symptoms of respiratory conditions, colds and allergies.
Lemons and limes each contain most of the known vitamins and minerals, and are both excellent sources of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, folic acid, flavonoids, and the phytochemical limonene, which increases the level of enzymes that detoxify carcinogens. Limes also contain the rare Vitamin P and are the best readily available source of Vitamin G.