Yes, I know, it’s nearly June and I’m blogging about cold remedies but I have been sneezing and coughing since Thursday and with bank holiday just around the corner I need to turn to my granny’s old recipes for help. When I’m having a common cold, I try not to visit a pharmacy and take pills, I rather seek for Mother’s Nature secret weapons hidden in fruits of the earth. So while drinking some home made remedies I decided to blog about them: tea with lemon & honey, milk with butter, honey & garlic and onion & honey syrup.
Here are some simple ideas of fighting illness that I learned from my grandma.
Garlic is a powerful, natural antibiotic – and it doesn’t kill off our healthy bacteria, that’s a fact. So why not to mix it with another wonderful and healthy ingredient: honey. It contains such ingredients as enzymes, organic acids (responsible for the taste), vitamins and minerals. To make milk with honey, butter and garlic, warm up a glass of milk and add a bit of butter, honey and a teaspoon of chopped garlic clove. It looks nice, tastes terribly but always works!
#For garlic to be effective as a healing agent, it needs to be raw. Also, it should be crushed and exposed to air for ten minutes before it’s consumed to fully activate its key germ-killing compound.
Another brilliant idea of fighting cold that I learned from my granny is an onion syrup. Throw chopped onions into a jar, arrange them in layers – top each layer with honey. Let it stand for 3-4 hours. Then pour the syrup out of the jar and strain it. I like the sweetness of this syrup and the fact that you can barely taste the onion.
#You can store it in refrigerator for up to 2 days
Finally, tea with lemon and honey. Lemon is a vitamin C bomb and its juice is great for colds, flu & chest infections.
My granny used to make a tea with juice from almost a half of fresh lemon and a couple of teaspoons of honey. It tastes amazing.
#Before adding honey make sure that the liquid has cooled down a little, high temperature destroys properties of honey.
I would like to hear what are your home made remedies for cold :)