Sunday, January 15, 2017

How Lemon and Garlic Saved me from the Flu

New York winters are hard on my toddler's health. I call it the two weeks on two weeks off season for catching colds. I can almost bet she's going to get sick each winter season and not only will she get a cold, but, I will get a cold from her as well.

Last week she got very sick, this time with the flu. Within two days my husband got sick from interacting with her. I decided to fortify myself with as many home remedies that I could find. I had gotten a post from someone regarding the health benefits of lemon skin in addition to lemon juice and so I decided why not give making lemon tea part of my morning ritual. So each morning for the last week first thing I would make myself tea with lemon peel and lemon juice. Later in the day I would make this tea again but add garlic. There were times when I felt the onset of a cold or flu in my throat and after drinking my tea, eventually it went away. I'm happy I've been spared. If only I could get my toddler to drink it as well.

  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon skin
  • Honey 
  • Garlic
  • Boiling water
Place garlic, lemon juice and lemon skin in a mug, add boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. Sweeten with honey to your taste. You can also add all 3 in a pot and bring to a boil for a more concentrated flavor. 

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  1. I've used this many times as well. It's very effective. I've also found that drinking lemon in drinking water can also flush out toxins and boost you with vitamin C.

  2. Nature has a way of providing the right remedies for our illnesses. If only we would use them.

  3. I've been using lemon, ginger and garlic tea remedy for years to ward off colds and the flu

  4. Another good home remedy is mixing onions with garlic and honey in a jar and let it set for a while. Then you can take a tablespoon twice per day. It keeps away the flu as well