It seems like this time of year everyone is sick. Almost everyone I know has been hit with some kind of illness (cold related). It has been colds, coughs, runny noses, ear infections and worst of all sore throat! The worst part about having a cold/cough/sniffles/sore throat is that if you go to the doctor, even if you feel like you might die, they’ll say the same thing to you. I’m sorry, this is a virus and there really isn’t anything we can do. Just try and treat the symptoms.
Past couple weeks cough kept me up at night. Cough caused by the flu/common cold and having asthma make me feel even sicker. With asthma, a cough always lasts longer than for “normal” people. Well, there is a prescription but since I hate medication I decided I needed something………hot and soothing. And all natural.
Here is my favorite home remedy excellent old-fashioned-but-it-works common cold/cough suppressant. Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C and the hot water causes you to sweat, thus getting rid of the virus that much faster. P.S if anyone knows of good cold remedies let us know by commenting down below x
Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
•1 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger (no need to peel it)
•1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
•1 Tbsp. honey, plus more to taste
1. Put the ginger in a tea pot or medium bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over it and let it steep for 3 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, put the lemon juice and the honey in a large mug. Strain the ginger tea into the mug.
3. Stir to dissolve the honey, taste, and add more honey or lemon juice if you like.