During the last weeks the cold arrived with force! And as usual around this time, colds don’t wait to cause their ravages in many of us: sore throats, snot, nasal congestion, cough… Because of this, we recommend a recipe to prepare a homemade syrup of honey and lemon against cough and to combat the symptoms of colds.
A good friend of the family told us that she was using our lemons to prepare a homemade syrup against colds. “Very much to my regret”, she said to us, “because I would rather use them to prepare a daiquiri, but the daiquiri does not take away my cough”. And she is absolutely right, apart from using the lemon for its aroma and taste, in what other ways can we consume it? Her comment made me think that many times we consume food because we like it, but food also has excellent properties that we do not know how to take advantage of.
The recipe for homemade syrup based on honey, lemon and ginger, was recommended by a biologist and nutritionist. In addition to the antiseptic, expectorant, antioxidant and antitussive properties… the syrup is finger-licking good! And as we are faithful to everything natural, we have pointed it out.
Below we show you the ingredients of this homemade syrup, for those wo are going through the horrible symptoms of flu and cold.
We grate the ginger and put it in a cup. Then pour boiling water, cover the bowl with a dish and let it stand for 20 minutes approx. After 20 minutes, add the lemon juice and honey to taste.
Note: if you don’t want to grate the ginger, we can cut a couple of thin slices and boil them for 10-15 minutes. Then add the lemon juice and honey.
If you want to have this remedy at home always, without having to prepare it every time, we recommend you this:
Put the ginger, that is cut into julienne, in a jar with lid. Put the lemon slices on top of it and cover it with honey. Cover the jar (any jar of preserves is valid) and store it in the fridge, where you can keep it for about two months. When we want to prepare the infusion, we only need one or two teaspoons syrup and hot water to add to the syrup.
In addition to the syrup, there are two essential elements to better the symptoms of a cold: lots of water and many pampering. 😉
Cheer up and recover!