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. 


One Love
Danni


4 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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

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