The cold period is coming. There is no need to go buying expensive drugs from pharmacy. You probably have all the ingredients at home already. You just need lemon, ginger and pinch of cinnamon. Each of the ingredients have unique, natural medicinal qualities and when they are combined, they create a soothing tea that can relieve symptoms and boost the immune system. For a long time, ginger and lemon have been recognized for their homeopathic properties. This elixir will relieve many of the symptoms that accompany flu, cold, infection and inflammation. This has always worked better than any cold medicine from pharmacy, it is all natural and tastes quite good.
There is a natural cure for everything, most of them work even better than medical cures, you just have to take interest and find them out. As we are not using pills and other pharmaceutical medicine at home, I am always looking for natural solutions. I believe that medicine should be the last resort not the first solution. It depends of the seriousness of the illness, but most of the problems can be cured very effectively with natural remedies.
Lemon juice is a source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that is vital for a strong immune system. When added to tea, lemon juice can provide your immune system with a much-needed boost. The vitamin C in lemon juice can also help neutralize the activity of waste products called free radicals in the body, reducing inflammation and swelling caused by free radicals in the body. By stemming damage due to inflammation in your body, vitamin C may decrease the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Traditionally, ginger has been used for the relief of nausea, upset stomach and digestive distress. However, this root plant also has other therapeutic properties as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory. Ginger can promote a healthy sweating that aids in the detoxification of the body, which is often helpful when suffering from a cold or flu. Ginger is also helpful for settling upset stomachs as well as dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweating, which can accompany digestive problems.
So you can see how combining these elements will create a tasty treat that will relieve your aches, pains, indigestion, and even help you breathe a little better.
- Fresh lemon
- Fresh ginger
- Slice lemon into quarters and pack into jar
- Add pinch of cinnamon
- Grate ginger, and add to lemon (the amount is up to you – the more the better, I say!)
- Store in a glass jar with a lid. Keep in fridge, so you can use whenever needed. Stores up to 2-3 moths.
- Add 1 tablespoon (or more to taste) to mug filled with warm water and stir.