Step away from the NyQuil there’s a better way. This Cold & Flu Busting Elixir is a natural way to kill that flu.
When I was growing up my mom’s remedy for cold and flu was honey and lime. At the first sign of a cold, usually a sore throat, she would whip up the little concoction. I have taken that as my base and turbo boosted it with some powerful antioxidants to create this Cold & Flu Busting Elixir. What is an elixir? An elixir is a clear, sweet-flavored liquid used for medicinal purposes, to be taken orally and intended to cure one’s ills. Source Wikipedia.
The most difficult part of making this elixir is combining the Organic Raw Honey with the citrus juices especially if your honey is practically solid like mine was. You have two options. Shake it vigorously in a bottle to combine, consider it your arm workout for the day. Or you can cheat and give it a blitz in your blender.
When my hubby saw me making this he asked, ‘who has a cold?’ My response, ‘No one yet and I’d like to keep it that way’
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I recommend you be pre-emptive also and take a tablespoon of this Cold & Flu Busting Elixir daily. If you’re already feeling a bit under the weather get a blanket, brew a pot of your favourite tea and breathe. The cold aint got nothing on ya.
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Honey – Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
Ginger – Immune boosting
Garlic – Antibacterial and Antiviral properties
Lemon – High in Vitamin C
Lime – High in Vitamin C
Cinnamon – Contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants. May reduce inflammation, has antioxidant effects, and fights bacteria
Looking for more natural remedies? I’ve got an elixir for every ailment!
- Juice of 3 lemons
- Juice of 2 limes
- ½ cup raw honey
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 inch knob of ginger, peeled
- Combine honey with lemon and lime juice in a glass bottle. Shake vigorously or blitz in a blender.
- Squash the garlic and ginger with the blade of a knife, just to bruise it and to release their juices.
- Add the ginger, garlic and cinnamon stick to the honey mixture.
- Keep the elixir in the refrigerator. Take a tablespoon each day.