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Monday, 28 January 2013

Awesome Natural Cold & Flu Remedy!

I'm still under the weather... not feeling the greatest. I don't want to bore and gross you out with details of me being sick... just want to let you all know just in case I haven't responded to your email yet.

Here's a recipe that I've been using to help kick a cold, which is a "Home Remedy" that was posted on the blog Good Food Matters.

This is just a short form of it... the original prettier version you can find by clicking the above link.

¼ teaspoon Cayenne
¼ teaspoon Ginger
1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar (an organic one, like Bragg’s, is preferred.)
2 Tablespoon Water
1 Tablespoon Honey (use a locally produced raw honey, if possible.)

Dissolve cayenne and ginger in cider vinegar and water. Add honey and shake well. Take 1 Tablespoon as needed for cough. Hoo-wee. Note: This is potent albeit watery syrup. It also doesn’t dissolve perfectly. Always shake well before using.

If you make this in small batches as the recipe is written, there is no need to refrigerate. If you prefer, you may refrigerate this. It keeps as long as you need it. I like to make small batches (it is so easy to mix up.) and use it up in a just a few days.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: This remedy and dosage are for adults. I have no personal experience giving this to children, and cannot recommend it for children. Many have reported on this site (see comments) that they have had great success administering the remedy in smaller doses to their kids. This is those parents personal choice, which I respect. If the remedy has helped their family, I am grateful. But it is not my recommendation.

Recipe originally published on Good Food Matters February 27th, 2012.


  1. Hi Anne, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Great recipe, thank you so much for sharing :) (bookmarking for future use).
    Sorry to hear you're still not feeling very well-- hope you have a very speedy recovery, darling!

    Much love,

  3. Yeah, Ginger and honey are really good for cough. I should make this recipe because I frequently get cough.


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