Top 5 all natural cold and flu remedies you can make at home
While the winter season may almost be over, many of us are still fighting nasty colds and flu. With time off work and children coming home sick from school, it sometimes feels like the cold and ‘flu season will never stop! Never fear! Feelgood Health is here with some tried and trusted natural home remedies to treat colds and ‘flu, sore throats and coughs and to boost a weak immune system.
Nature’s Flu Shot (Boosts immune system & fights infection)
8 fresh lemons
2 fresh oranges
2 cups pineapple juice
2 tblsp. ground ginger
1 bulb garlic
1 tblsp organic apple cider vinegar (with The Mother!)
½ tsp. ground turmeric
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tbsp. organic raw honey
Blend all the ingredients and store in a glass jar.
Winter sore throat tea
Mix all the ingredients well together and drink. You will feel better within the hour!
If you experience phlegm and throat congestion, use Feelgood Health’s Mucous-Clear Phlegm Away for quick relief.
Honey Lemon and Coconut Oil Cough Syrup
Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly and pour into a glass jar.
Take 1 tablespoon 3 times per day to soothe coughs.
Immune boosting cold & flu remedy
2 pieces of fresh ginger
organic raw honey
314 ml mason jar
Slice lemons and ginger.
Place the lemon and ginger slices in the mason jar, alternating layers of each.
Slowly, pour honey over the lemon and ginger. Allow the honey to sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices. Fill jar to the top with honey and seal tightly.
Store in the refrigerator. Over time, the mixture will start to turn into a loose jelly.
When you are in need of some soothing tea, scoop 2-3 tablespoons into a mug full of hot water—be sure to scoop whole pieces of ginger and lemon. Allow to steep for 3-4 minutes and sip away.
Alternatively, try Feelgood Health’s Immunity Plus to boost the immune system all year long.
Hibiscus and Lemon Cough Drops
Ingredients (Makes 30 cough drops)
1 cup strongly brewed hibiscus tea
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
Juice of half a lemon
Confectioner’s sugar for coating
Spray 2 mini silicone moulds lightly with cooking spray
Add the tea and sugar in a small heavy saucepan and stir to dissolve the sugar. Insert a candy thermometer and bring the mixture to a boil.
Boil until the thermometer reads 300F. Don’t Stir! If your mixture starts to scorch towards the end of the cooking, turn the heat down slightly.
Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice. Stand back as it may spit.
Gently spoon the hot mixture into the silicone moulds. This needs to be done quite quickly because the mixture will start to set as it cools.
Allow the moulds to sit until they set or put them in the fridge.
Unmould the drops and coat them lightly with powdered sugar to keep from sticking. You can also wrap them individually with waxed paper.
Store in an airtight container.