Flu Season is here – Remedie for Cold, Sore Throat and Flu

13 Jan

Ginger Lemon TeaI heard it in the news that the flu season is here and spreading fast. It’s always bad to get the seasonal flu but it’s still not to late to get flu vaccine. Although it’s too late for me, I spent the Christmas vacation and the beginning of the new year in bed, with flu.

Flu symptoms include fever, headaches, body aches and sometimes limb or joint pain. Chills and tiredness. Also dry, chesty cough and sore throat or a runny or stuffy nose. Some might get diarrhoea or upset stomach.

I’ve written a post in october last year about Home Remedies for Cold, Sore Throat and Flu, considering the circumstances I will share this recipe again.

Recipe for home-made broth 

0.5  liter water.

1 – 2 inch fresh ginger root – chopped into small bits.

1/2 lemon – squeeze the lemon juice out.

1- 2 teaspoon honey.

(some people like to add one sector garlic)

How to prepare it:

You pour the water in a pot and put the chopped ginger (and one sector of garlic if you like) into the water when it starts boiling. You let it boil for about

three minutes, then you turn off the heat and squeeze half a lemon into it. Add honey to the broth and stir well. Now it is ready to consume.

You can keep it in the refrigerator for two days and just pour it into a cup and reheat it in the microwave.

Ginger Deutsch: Ingwer Italiano: Zenzero

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4 Responses to “Flu Season is here – Remedie for Cold, Sore Throat and Flu”

  1. expatsincebirth January 13, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    This really helps! Just tried it a few weeks ago. 😉 Thanks for posting it!

    • momsopinions January 13, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

      Thank you, Thank you, this remedy got me through the worst when I had the flu.

  2. Released1 January 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    In India we make tea like this, chucking in a teaspoon of tea leaves once the water has started to boil, along with grated ginger and sometimes cardamom. But usually with milk rather than lemon added towards the end.

    • momsopinions January 15, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

      Thanks for the tips, next time I will try adding a little cardamom.

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