It’s January again, a brand new year has arrived along with a brand new cold & flu season. Ordinarily, I would be quite annoyed with this arrival because getting sick is just plain inconvenient at a time when I’m trying to keep up with my resolutions (which is difficult enough during good health). However, I recently discovered a remedy that actually works at healing and/or preventing the development of a sore throat. It’s also super simple and consists of only four ingredients! Lemon, ginger root, honey, and hot water. As you probably already guessed, the taste is a little sour, but all you have to do is gargle with the mixture for 1-2 minutes. No drinking is required. Plus, the honey tones down the sour flavor.
If you have a sore throat already, I recommend gargling a mouthful of the liquid at least 5-6 times a day until the sore feeling subsides. If you are using the remedy for preventive measure, 1-2 times a day will be just fine. The recipe is below, I hope that those of you currently battling the cold/flu get well soon!