I want to share with you this natural home remedy for cough and cold I keep in my fridge year round.
You can make this immunity boosting, body soothing concoction ahead of time and store in the fridge. I usually keep my mixture for about two months, and then make a new batch.
2 lemons (thoroughly cleaned)
2 piece fresh ginger (about the size of your pointer and middle finger)
12 oz mason jar
Slice lemons and ginger.
Place the lemon and ginger slices in the mason jar, alternating layers of each.
Slowly, pour honey over the lemon and ginger. Allow the honey to sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices. Fill jar to the top with honey and seal tightly.
Store in the refrigerator. Over time, the mixture will start to turn into a loose jelly.
When you are in need of some soothing tea, scoop 2-3 tablespoons into a mug full of hot water—be sure to scoop whole pieces of ginger and lemon. Allow to steep for 3-4 minutes and sip away.
I hope you enjoy it !
"Use honey first for a cough, new guidelines say," reports the BBC, referring to new guidelines on the best ways to treat acute short-term coughs.
The guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Public Health England (PHE) have been developed after looking at the best available scientific evidence.
The evidence showed that honey could be effective at reducing the symptoms of acute coughs due to upper respiratory tract infections (infections of the airways), including how often people coughed and how bad their cough was.
The guidance applies to adults and children over 5 years of age. It's important to note that honey is not safe for children under the age of 1.
Why children under 1 year old should not eat honey?
Although honey seems like a wholesome and natural food to give your infant, don't do it until after she's at least 12 months old. Honey can contain spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can germinate in a baby's immature digestive system and cause infant botulism, a rare but potentially fatal illness.
These spores are harmless to adults and children over 1 year old, because the microorganisms normally found in the intestine keep the bacteria from growing.
Ginger is a spicy, pungent herb that’s used for cooking and healing. One medicinal use of ginger, supported by both scientific studies and tradition, is for the treatment of sore throats.
Ginger may help sore throats in several ways. For example, it may provide some pain relief as an anti-inflammatory. It also boosts immunity to help fight infections that cause sore throats.
Also known as by its scientific name Citrus Limon, lemon is truly a godlike fruit. It is native to north east India, where the subtropical climate creates the perfect ecosystem for the citric fruit to flourish. Lemons are fortified with Vitamin C and citric acid. Both of these element boost immune system and helps to fight off the bacteria within your body.
Did you know that lemon juice is also powered with electrolytes? And these good friends in conjunction with electrodes may even power a battery with the electric current! Therefore electrolytes can also power our bodies after dehydration or excessive exercises.