It’s that time of the year again. It’s cold, rainy and everywhere I go, I hear the faint sounds of someone near me just trying to make it through the day while battling a serious case of the sniffles.
Naturally, I immediately made the conscious effort of making sure that I get my vitamins on and having an all-natural home remedy stocked up in the fridge for when I inevitably succumb to the flu:
I learned how to make this immune-boosting honey, lemon and ginger concoction from my mother-in-law who always seems to have these nifty home remedies up her sleeve. All you need to do is layer up some lemon and ginger slices in a glass jar, fill it all the way up with honey and then stuff it in the fridge. Whenever you feel like you’re coming down with something (or if you’re in need of something soothing), just mix a couple of spoonfuls (together with the lemon and ginger slices) in a cup of hot water and then let it steep for about 3 mins or so before drinking it up.
I’ve read that honey may not be suitable for babies under 1 year old, so if you’re planning to give this to your toddler, please be sure to clear it with your child’s paediatrician beforehand.
Honey, Lemon & Ginger Jelly For Coughs & Colds
- 2 lemons (sliced)
- an inch of ginger (sliced)
- 1 cup of honey (if you can, try to use raw honey. Else, check the label of the honey you’re intending to purchase at the supermarket and make sure that it’s as natural and pure as possible)
- a glass jar to fit everything in.
- Add the lemon, ginger and honey to the jar in layers (what I usually do is add a couple of lemon slices in the jar, followed by a couple of pieces of ginger and then a few spoonfuls of honey. Repeat until the whole jar is filled).
- Screw the lid on tightly and let it sit in the fridge overnight before using to let the ingredients and flavours infuse. The mixture will keep in the fridge for up to 2 months, tops.
- Once ready, take a couple of teaspoons of the mixture (together with some slices of lemon and ginger) and let it steep for about 3 minutes before drinking it up.
Here’s to us hopefully staying bug free until the end of the year! Until then, here’s a new playlist to help your way through what’s left of 2019:
Have you tried my recipe? Let me know in the comments below! Alternatively, post it up on Instagram and follow and tag me at @NadSoFry and hashtag #NadSoFry 🙂