Tuesday, 10 July 2012

natural cold relief

hi everyone..

i'm finally feeling slightly more alive after the flu followed by bronchitis. not much fun! spring can't come quickly enough.

we're really not very good at dealing with winter in this part of the world. winter is short, so we just grin (& groan) & bear it without a lot of heating.

this is something that can help relieve colds, flu & bronchial symptoms & boost immunity.  
it's been getting a workout here at our place.

juice of 1/2 lemon
2 teaspoons honey
about 2 cm piece of ginger grated
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 teaspoons honey
2 cups boiling water

adjust amounts to your taste

i make mine in this infuser teapot 
it can also be made in a saucepan
steep for at least 5 minutes

keep well!



  1. Hope your feeling better soon! That's my stand by for colds too! Just saw a post that also used 3 cardomon pods, cinnamon stick and a rosemary sprig as well- going to try that next time I am sick!

  2. Hi Cheryl,
    I didn't realise you were still so unwell......I hope you're feeling better soon.
    Have you read the new Home Beautiful yet, that might provide a nice relaxing distraction? I think Real Living might be on it's way soon too!!! ;o)
    Tania xx

  3. Warmest wishes for a quick recovery... Lemon, ginger & honey tea is my standby too. I also try to start the day with lemon & hot water... Keep warm x Kerry

  4. Dear Cheryl,
    I wish you good improvement and hope your feeling better soon!!!
    Sincerely Flori

  5. Oh Cheryl you poor thing! Hope you're doing much better soon. It's been very cold here this week but clear and sunny, can't wait for the warmer temperatures to return! xo K

  6. hope you'll feel human again soon!

    stop by if you have a moment as i just posted a giveaway:

    smiles to you.


  7. Will absolutely try this next time :)

    How are you doing? It's been a long time since my last wisit here, but I have been so tired and "busy". But now, I live in Torrevieja, spain.. So now I can enjoy beach, sun, palms, and the sea.. And also the inspiration here on your blog! :)

  8. Isn't winter all about staying on top of things and fighting off the colds and flus. I kind of get really scared of public places this time of the year...I have been getting this on/off dripping throat thing for a few weeks now, and it feels like I have one foot on the brake at all times just so I dont go over the edge!! Hope you feel better soon.x

  9. I was just thinking I was going to escape a winter cold! and now I have succumbed to one. Thanks for the recipe x

  10. This actually looks like it would work. I'm going to try it on my hubby who is under the weather.

  11. Ick, I hope you feel better very soon!

  12. Your medication sounds very strong *smile*. I'm glad you are feeling better. Here in Sweden it's raining and raining. I don't know where the summer is.


  13. Cheryl, i am so glad that you are on the mend!!! i hate being sick, especially as a mum, there is always so much to do and its hard when you just cant!!
    lots of love, laura xx

  14. Hope you are soon feeling better and your remedy has put you on the mend. It's similar to one I use but I also add a spoonful of brandy!
    Sarah x

  15. Honey, lemon and ginger - sounds like it's just the trick for a stubborn cold. Keep warm and healthy.

  16. Touch wood i haven't need this yet but know where to come when I do. Glad you are feeling better.


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