Cold season is here and I have been hit by the bug. A sore throat, coughing, runny nose and everything else that went along with a bad cold took over my entire being. Sure. I could have ate some chicken soup, but I knew that there was something out there that could knock this sucker out.
My mother-in-law, who is Puerto Rican, gave me a remedy a while back. It called for making some very strong ginger tea. Raw ginger root, grated and boiled in distilled water actually made my nose turn into a faucet. My sinuses were drained and I could breathe easier. Ginger is also good for an upset stomach. I guess that is why mom always said to drink ginger ale when you were sick. But if you look at your favorite ginger ale, you’ll discover that there isn’t really any ginger in it.
I really liked the effects ginger had on my cold in the past, but what if I could make this homemade cold remedy better. There had to be a way I could incorporate ginger and some other ingredients to battle this cold.
After searching homemade cold remedies, I came across a blog called, Smith Family Recipes & Stories.
In this blog, there was a recipe for making a homemade cold remedy called Lemon Ginger Toddy with Rum and Red Pepper. I bought all the ingredients that I needed to make this concoction and I gave it a try. According to the blog, Smith Family Recipes and Stories, here’s what you have to do with the ingredients.
1 1/4 cups water
1 T honey
juice of 1 lemon or lime
several slices fresh or candied ginger
1 tsp rum
1 fresh or dried red pepper, undisturbed
Boil the ginger and the whole pepper together in the water for ten minutes or so.
Put honey and lemon juice in a mug, and pour the hot ginger-pepper water in.
After making this homemade cold remedy, I drank it. Minutes later, I was amazed. My sinuses were opening up, my cough was calming and my sore throat was feeling good. (I was also feeling really good, thanks to the high-grade rum that I used.)
Cold season is here. Health care expenses are really high. Save yourself time and money by making a homemade cold remedy. If they are good for me, I’m sure they would work good for you. Do your research and experiment a little bit.
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