A nagging cough and sore throat is never fun during the winter months, often lingering for a few weeks or more. Many over-the-counter remedies just don’t seem to work, leaving us frustrated and exhausted. Over the years, I’ve treated many colds and coughs with my own homemade remedies and have found many of these “mommy concoctions” to offer fast relief. If you find yourself with a scratchy, sore throat and nagging cough, give our simple Cough and Cold Tea a try. It’s soothing, easy-to-make and tastes delicious!
Basics of Raw Local Honey:
- Raw honey is never heated or processed, thereby preserving the nutrition.
- Contains essential enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants.
- Contains anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
- Local honey is often used to improve seasonal allergies.
- Note: Although, I typically stick to a vegan diet, including supplements and remedies, I have found honey to be very healing for certain conditions. I have been known to use Manuka honey for wound healing and as an addition to a few of my facial masks. I stick to local, raw honey from companies I trust when it comes to infusions and remedies. I’ve used Asana Foods local honey in our Cough and Cold Tea remedy.
Benefits of Thyme:
- Antiseptic and antibiotic properties
- Helpful for colds and coughs.
- Delicious when added to a warming tea.
Benefits of Ginger:
- Warming to the body
- Improves digestion
- Helpful remedy for nausea and morning sickness
- Helpful in reducing inflammation in the body
- Rich in antioxidants Cough and Cold Tea2015-01-02 12:55:09Write a reviewIngredients
- 1-2 cups local, raw honey
- 1 large lemon, sliced
- 1 piece ginger root, sliced (about the same size as the lemon)
- 2-4 sprigs fresh thyme
- Place the lemon, ginger and thyme in a clean jar. Top with honey and give a good stir. This concoction can be used for up to one week. I keep mine in the refrigerator and use as needed.
- For tea: Place 1 tablespoon syrup with a few pieces of the lemon and ginger in your tea cup. Top with warm water and sip slowly.
- For sore throat: Use 1 tablespoon of syrup and let drip down the back of your throat. Very soothing. If too strong, make tea instead.
- gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free