HOW TO SOOTH COLD/FLU WITH GINGER AND LEMON

Lemon-ginger

Another weekend is upon us, happy weekend to you all. I hope you all had a great week, though short for some if you had Monday off. Aside from the fact that it rained quite a bit in Ottawa and we are all complaining, it could be worse. At least we are not shoveling snow… and I’m a-okay with that.

Over the past couple of weeks, it seem like everyone around me has been sick from cold, flu, and stomach virus. I thought that I needed to share this well-known home remedy with everyone. Some people may already use the remedy and for those of you, who don’t know about the remedy, read on.

Lemon-ginger

Lemon-ginger

I’m a fan of natural remedies and when I found out about using ginger and lemon for colds, flu, and unsettle stomach, it didn’t take long for me to jump on that band-wagon. Lesson 101 about ginger, ginger is used in traditional and alternative medicines. It contains gingerol, a natural oil that contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Though not proven, some people say that ginger maybe as effective as prescription meditation.

Lemon-ginger

Lemon-ginger

So how exactly should you use ginger and lemon if you are under the weather? Here are the ingredients and directions for this natural concoction.

Ingredients:

Ginger (half a thumb size)
1/8 lemon
Honey (optional)
1 cup of hot water

Directions:

1) Chop ginger into small squares (half a thumb amounts to about 20 small squares), wash and slice lemon.

2) Add ginger, squeeze lemon for juice only, and honey (using honey is optional) to cup, top with hot water and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Sip and enjoy!

** You could add the squeezed lemon to your cup, however, adding lemon makes the concussion bitter, but a little more effective**

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