Homemade cold remedy.

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‘Tis the season… for cold and flu. Especially if you’ve got little ones at school or nursery. Germs breed amongst children, and then they multiply in your home before infecting everyone else, leaving you to look after everyone whilst still suffering – Ahh don’t you just love winter. Well… suffer no more, with this all natural, tasty cold remedy.

This is NOT a miracle cure, it will in no way eradicate all germs, but it will make you feel a little better. And when you’ve got four thousand things to do, all you can hope for, is to feel a little better.

I can vouch for this completely, Its basically a homemade Lemsip type drink, minus all the random ingredients they put in.  When you’re throat is raw, the warmth will sooth the discomfort for a while, when you’re brain feels as though a little man with a pick axe has taken to mining against your skull, the natural healing properties of ginger, lemon and honey will help fight the nasties that are trying to take over your immune system.

 

So here’s what you need. 

  • 1″ chunk of fresh ginger.
  • 1 thick slice of lemon.
  • 2 teaspoons of honey.
  • enough hot water to fill your mug
  • a tea strainer if you’ve got one. cheese cloth if you haven’t or you can even make a very quick & easy tinfoil tea strainer, 30 second tutorial can be found Here.

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And heres what you need to do. 

First boil your kettle, prepare you teacup and tea strainer.

Next, grate your ginger and add to your tea strainer/cheesecloth/tinfoil DIY strainer.

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Pop your ginger filled strainer in your tea cup, along with your honey & pour your boiling water over.

 

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Slice of a nice chunky piece of lemon and pop it into your teacup.

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Now, simply leave your tea to brew for a good 3-5 minutes, the longer you leave it the more ginger will infuse, giving more of its natural goodness to your drink.

Finally, remove your infuser, give a good stir and sip.

The warmth will immediately sooth you. The honey coats your throat, the lemon and ginger working together to help ease aches. And all completely natural. Grab a book, a warm blanket, put your feet up and get well soon!

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Robyn,

The little woman pretends.

 

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