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Cold Remedies Using Honey


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September 20, 2016

Honey and Lemon for a ColdHoney has many health benefits and the shelf life is endless. Although I would not want to eat it, I have read that honey, that was still edible, has been found in ancient tombs. I keep local honey on hand all the time. I purchase it by the quart and keep some in a pint jar on the kitchen stove.

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When I feel the first signs of a cold coming on, like the little tickle in my throat, I drink lemon juice with honey. It usually knocks it out. If it does continue, it will last only 3 days instead of the, as the old saying goes "3 days coming, 3 days with you, and 3 days leaving".

I buy lemons by the bag full, juice them and freeze by the tablespoon in ice trays.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Steps:

  1. At the first sign of a cold coming on, take 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and put it in a cup and warm it. Place a tablespoon of honey in the warm lemon juice and stir until blended. Drink it. It will help stop a cough and also help to knock out a cold before it gets you.
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  3. If your cold continues, mix 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon honey in a coffee cup of hot water and drink it. Do this 3-4 times a day. It will give you some relief and speed up the healing process.
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  5. If your honey has crystallized like mine did over the summer months, remove the lid from the jar and set it in the microwave on low and slowly warm it.
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  7. Keep the honey in the small container on the kitchen stove.
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July 22, 2013

I had tried this last year when I had a very bad cold, it worked wonders on me to the point where I won't buy OTC meds now.

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November 9, 2004

Take a 6 inch ginger root and slice it. Put it in a non-aluminum pot with about 3 cups of fresh water. Cover the pot tightly and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes.

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Remove from stove and add the juice of half a lemon, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and honey to taste.

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