This tea made with lemon, ginger, and home is the perfect COLD REMEDY!
Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re coming down with what’s sure to be a nasty cold. Now, although there’s no known cure for the common cold, our pleasing COLD REMEDY will help. Cold symptoms can include a runny nose, headaches, body aches, an itchy or sore throat, cough, congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, and sometimes a low-grade fever. Who needs it?!
Before we share the details on our feel-better friend, here are some other things you might want to try at the first sign of trouble:
Tackle that sore throat and gargle three times a day with salt water. Make sure to use warm water for the best results.
They say to feed a cold and starve a fever so make a big pot of chicken soup. Our TURKEY SOUP and AVGOLEMONO are soothing too.
Ease congestion by increasing the humidity and moisture in your home by running a humidifier.
Follow our lead and drink plenty of fluids. We like warm liquids, like this ginger tea or healthy, clear broth.
Speak to a naturopath about supplement options as well as zinc lozenges, camphor, menthol rubs, and eucalyptus oil.
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Whenever you feel a cold or flu coming on, try making this simple, warming lemon ginger and honey tea. We guarantee it’ll make you feel a whole lot better.
Here’s why our COLD REMEDY works:
All of the ingredients used in this hot drink are good for you. Fresh GINGER is loaded with antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties. It can also help reduce chest pain and coughing.
Fresh THYME leaves are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, considered essential for optimum health, including, potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium.
GINGER, LEMON, HONEY & THYME
It seems that lemons and honey have been joining forces to fight colds and flu for a very long time. LEMONS are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work together against flu and cold infections.
Raw organic HONEY (honey that hasn’t been pasteurized, clarified, or filtered) contains two key ingredients: bee pollen and propolis, which has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
STEEP FOR 5 MINUTES!
Allow the tea to steep for five minutes before serving, and always stir the contents each time before you pour. The other really important thing is to drink while it’s hot for optimum benefit.
Sometimes it might take a few days for the benefits of this soothing beverage to kick in. Try to prepare and enjoy at least two to three times each day until cold and flu symptoms subside.
The last suggestion about this COLD REMEDY is a recommendation to peel and eat a small mandarin or clementine while the tea steeps. I like to think that the hit of citrus wakes up the tastebuds while also sending a welcome message to your brain and body – you might feel yucky, but help is on the way!
Please note, if fever or cough persists, consult with a medical professional. They’ll be able to treat the cold virus and possibly prescribe pain relievers such as ibuprofen, Tylenol, aspirin or advil. They’ll also know which sprays, antihistamines, and over-the-counter cold medicines might provide relief too.
This recipe is offered as a possible way of alleviating cold and flu symptoms. As always, speak with a licensed physician about your health and well-being.
A remarkably soothing, fresh-prepared hot beverage, packed with healing, restorative properties. Our COLD REMEDY is just what the doctor (would have) ordered!