6 Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Using Honey

6 Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Using Honey

Feeling under the weather? An itchy throat, a cough that won't quit, and a general feeling of discomfort – these are all signs a cold or flu might be knocking on your door. While these viruses are no fun, reaching for the medicine cabinet isn't always the only answer. Nature has provided a treasure chest of remedies, and honey takes center stage in many of them.

Honey isn't just a delicious sweetener; it's a natural powerhouse with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and soothing properties. Think of it as a tiny soldier in your body's fight against those pesky cold and flu symptoms. Here are 6 natural remedies featuring honey that can help you get back on your feet: 

1. Honey and Cinnamon

Imagine a warm hug for your throat. That's what this dynamic duo feels like. Cinnamon boasts anti-inflammatory properties, while honey soothes and coats irritated tissues. Here's how to make this comforting combo:

● In a mug, mix a teaspoon of honey with ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
● Pour hot (not boiling) water and stir well.
● Enjoy this warm drink several times a day for relief.

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2. Honey and Lemon

This age-old remedy is a staple for a reason. Lemon juice is packed with vitamin C, which can give your immune system a well-needed boost. Honey, with its soothing properties, calms a cough and sore throat. Steps for preparation:

● In a mug, squeeze the juice of half a lemon.
● Add a teaspoon of honey and stir well.
● Pour hot water and enjoy this simple yet effective drink.

A sweet alternative: Honeyngreens pure and versatile Honey with Lemon—a natural combination of our best tasting British honey with lemon.

 3. Honey, Lemon, and Ginger

Feeling a tickle in your throat or a cough that just won't quit? Don’t let that ginger sitting on your counter go to waste. Ginger has natural decongestant properties, while lemon and honey provide their usual soothing and immune-boosting benefits. Here's how to make it:

● In a saucepan, simmer a few slices of fresh ginger root in a cup of water for 5 minutes.
● Strain the ginger tea into a mug.
● Add a teaspoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon.
● Sip this warm drink throughout the day for relief.

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4. Honey and Garlic

Garlic is a natural antibiotic with immune-boosting properties. While the flavor might not be for everyone, its potential benefits are worth considering. Here's how to prepare it:

● Crush a clove of garlic and mix it with a teaspoon of honey.
● Let it sit for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
● Drink a few times a day.

5. Honey and Onion

Onions, like garlic, have natural antibacterial and immune-supporting properties. Here's a simple way to use them:

● Finely chop half an onion and add it to a jar of honey.
● Let it sit for a few hours, allowing the onion's flavors to infuse the honey.
● Take a spoonful of this honey mixture a few times a day.

6. Honey and Warm Water

Sometimes, the simplest remedy is the best. Honey and warm water might seem like a basic combination, but it packs a surprising punch when you're feeling under the weather.

Here's why this duo works:

● Warm Liquid: A mug of warm water soothes an itchy throat and helps loosen congestion. It also helps keep you hydrated, which is crucial when you're sick.
● Honey: Honey's antibacterial properties can help fight off some of the bad guys causing your cold or flu. It also acts as a cough suppressant and soothes a sore throat.

Making this remedy is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Heat some water (not boiling). You want it warm and comfortable to drink.
2. Add a teaspoon of honey to your mug.
3. Stir well and enjoy.

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Important Notes:

● Honey is not safe for children under 1 year old due to the risk of infant botulism

● If your symptoms worsen or persist for more than a week, consult your doctor.

Remember, these remedies are meant to soothe symptoms and support your body's natural healing process. While they may not cure your cold or flu, they can certainly make feeling under the weather a little more bearable. So next time you're feeling under the weather, consider giving any of these simple remedies a try. You’d be surprised what nature has in store for you.

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