Well it happened.. everyone in my household got a cold... the first of the season. I have a few recipes that I make when we all come down with the “yuck”... but this year I wanted something that would be simple to take and easy to make. This recipe was my experiment. I took the best parts of so many cold fighting cures and combined them into one remedy.
Gather your ingredients together...
Put it all in a blender...
Blend until smooth. Store in a canning jar in the fridge. When you need some.. take 1T to 2T as needed.
I found this to be very effective. Helped to clear noses and heads. Our colds seemed to last about 3 to 4 days.. of course I don't know if this was just this particular strain of cold.. or this remedy... but the remedy certainly did help relieve symptoms.
I've only used this remedy on adults. I can't say it would be a good or bad for children, I would just use your common sense. The cayenne pepper in it might make it a little to “spicy” for children, so you may want to omit this ingredient.
Crystal's Kick that Cold! Home Remedy
1T apple cider vinegar
2T lemon juice
6 to 8 cloves, garlic
1 chunk of fresh ginger, about the size of your thumb, peeled can cut up
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup very hot water
In a blender combine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, garlic cloves, ginger pieces, and cayenne pepper. Pour very hot (not boiling, but almost) water over it all. Blend for as long as it takes to combine all ingredients. You don't want bits and pieces of garlic or ginger.
Transfer to a canning jar and store in refrigerator.
To use: take 1T as is or add 1T to a cup of hot water and drink like tea.